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Latest News

Reminder - Easter Bank Holidays

The practice will be closed on the bank holidays of Friday 30 March and Monday 2 April for the Easter holiday, reopening at 7.20am on Tuesday 3 April. 

If you urgently need to see a GP over the Easter bank holidays, call 111. The NHS 111 service can put you in contact with the GP out-of-hours service, which can arrange for you to see a healthcare professional during bank holidays, evenings and weekends. 

If you need help fast but your health problem isn’t life threatening, the 111 service can help. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is free to call from landlines and mobile phones. It includes a full range of local health services, including doctors, community nurses, emergency dental care and late opening chemists.

The Urgent Care Centre provides access to assessment and treatment if you need help with an urgent health problem. The service is open every day between 7am and 9pm at Seaton House, London Road, Nottingham NG2 4LA. This is a walk-in service and you do not need an appointment to attend.

If you need advice for minor health problems you can speak to your pharmacist for advice and over-the-counter treatments for a wide range of problems such as stomach upsets, coughs and colds.

You can also access information about health symptoms, conditions, medicines and treatments online via NHS Choices.

Coming Soon… Evening & Weekend Appointments bookable through your GP practice

From March 2018, patients registered at this practice will be able to access additional routine appointments during evenings and weekends through the new GP+ Nottingham City service.

Appointments will be available to see GPs, Practice Nurses, Clinical Pharmacists and Physiotherapists in a fully equipped accessible location on Upper Parliament Street in Nottingham City Centre.

Opening hours will be:

16:00 – 20:00  Monday – Friday
09:00 – 13:00  Saturday & Sunday

This will not be a walk-in service. Appointments are required and will be bookable through the reception team at your own GP practice from March onwards.

More information on this service will be coming very soon.

The SParkies Hot Topic - Loneliness

As part of its role in supporting the practice, the SParkies patient experience group is working with the team to highlight a number of important health issues over the year.

The first topic is loneliness and its impact on health and wellbeing. Find out more about some of the ways the practice and other organisations are working to support local people who are lonely or isolated here.

Forthcoming surgery closures for education and staff training

The practice will be closed on the following afternoons from 12.00 PM for education and staff training:

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Future dates will be added accordingly.

If you require a doctor urgently during these afternoons, please telephone (0115) 8462380 and ask for the doctor with whom you are registered.

GP2GP Record Transfers

From April 2014 all GP practices are required to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient Electronic Health Record (EHR) between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers. The facility allows for the records to be transferred faster and more secure than the current paper-based method.

Sherrington Park Medical Centre has been using this service to transfer records to other practices that are using SystmOne and we are now working towards implementing new functionality to enable us to transfer records to practices using different clinical system to ours i.e. EMIS. We are hoping to achieve this by 31 March 2015 and we will be keeping patients informed of the progress via our website and notices in the reception.

Patient Access to Medical Records

Patients now have the facility to view online, export and/or print any summary information from their records i.e. medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any additional information agreed between the GP and the patient. Please contact reception for further information.

Named GP for Patients aged 75 and Over

Sherrington Park Medical Practice already operates a personal list and patients are familiar with having a personal GP. The named GP has overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides for them. The named GP will also work with other health and care professionals to ensure that those patients over 75 who are vulnerable and at risk of admission to hospital has a care plan which meets their individual needs.

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