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We are currently (Wednesday 19th May 2021) experiencing issues with our telephone system. This is a national outage and we don't currently know when it will be back up and running. If your query is a medical emergency please call 111 or 999. We will update the site when the phones are back on. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Many thanks Southwell Medical Centre Team

 

Important COVID-19 Vaccine update 

The Covid-19 vaccination programme has begun. When it is your turn to be vaccinated, the NHS will contact you. Please do not contact the NHS.

In Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, a few different health and care organisations including hospitals, GP practices, care homes and others are working together on the Covid-19 vaccination programme. This means when it is your turn to be vaccinated, this may not be at your GP practice. You will be told where to go for your appointment and how to book.

We understand a lot of people want to be vaccinated and would like to reassure you this will happen. Please be patient and wait to be contacted.

For further information on why you are being asked to wait for your Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information on the GOV.UK website or this leaflet.

 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country. In England:

  • Only socialise indoors with people you live with or who are in your support bubble
  • Up to 6 people or 2 households can meet outside
  • Work from home if you can and minimise travel
  • If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home

 

 Visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

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EPS -Electronic Prescribing Service

We have moved to EPS 

This is where the patient nominates a pharmacy that they would like their prescriptions to be sent to electronically.  This means that you still request your prescription in the usual way however when we receive your request we will process it and automatically send it electronically to your nominated pharmacy - this is much easier, efficient, safer and more secure than you having to come and collect your prescription from the practice. 

Our staff will be asking all patients who collect prescriptions to sign up for this and you can nominate a pharmacy of your choice at that time.  If in the future you wish to change to a different pharmacy just let us know and we can make that change for you.

All telephone calls in and out of this practice are recorded for safety and training

Recordings are securely stored for five years.

Let us know your Mobile Number and email Address

We are in the process of collecting email addresses and mobile phone numbers for all patients as this can save the NHS money when contacting you..

Please either complete the online form found in the link at the bottom of this page called "text message reminders" or complete the paper form that is available in reception.

You have a named GP!

All patients have  a named GP. We have always operated a "usual GP" system as a way of sharing out the administrative workload for all Doctors. Therefore you already have a "usual GP" and this person will be your "named GP" for NHS purposes. As before, you can still see or speak to any Doctor for advice - this is purely a way we divide up workload for administration tasks. If you want to know who your usual GP is - ask any staff member.

Data Protection & Your Confidentiality Matter.

The General Data Protection Regulations became law on May 25th 2018.

For details on how this will affect our use of medical records, please see link entitled Privacy Notice and GDPR at the foot of this page.

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