WELCOME TO DAYBROOK MEDICAL PRACTICE
Our Appointment System is changing
From Monday 6th January 2020, the appointment system is changing for GP and advanced nurse prescriber clinics:
We will be holding a walk in clinic every morning for urgent problems; the clinic will run from 8.00am until 10.30am. You just come down to the practice to book and sit and wait and be seen as soon as possible by either a GP or advanced nurse prescriber.
It ensures patients requiring an urgent consultation can easily access care with the most appropriate clinician. This is for one problem only.
You may be asked to re-book a routine appointment if it is felt your consultation is not appropriate for the Walk in Clinic.
IT IS ALSO NOT FOR EMERGENCIES…..if you are suffering with chest pains, difficulty breathing, loss of blood, suspected broken bones or any other life threatening emergency you should go directly to A & E Dept at the hospital or call 999
These clinics will be :
Afternoons :13.00pm to 6.00pm
Evenings: Extended hours alternate Mondays and Wednesday 6.30pm to 8.00pm
Appointments to see the doctor can be made by calling at the surgery or telephoning the above number. The telephone is normally kept extremely busy in the mornings. If at all possible, when convenient, please place your call in the afternoon.
Online appointments are also available to pre-book
Should you wish to cancel your appointment it would be appreciated if you could let us know as early as possible in order that your appointment may be filled by another patient.
Appointments are available to book ahead although you may need to wait to see a doctor of choice
We have Flu appointments available: We are also offering evening appointments on alternate Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Flu is an unpredictable virus that can be unpleasant, but if you're otherwise healthy it'll usually clear up on its own within a week.
It can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups, including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying health condition.
Certain people are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
These people are advised to have a flu vaccine each year.
Flu can be very unpleasant for otherwise healthy people, but most people will recover from flu within a week or 2.
People who should have a flu vaccine
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk.
This is to help protect them against catching flu and developing serious complications.
You should have the flu vaccine if you:
- are 65 years old or over
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or another long-stay care facility
- receive a carer's allowance, or you're the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
Frontline health and social care workers are also eligible to receive the flu vaccine. It's your employer's responsibility to arrange and pay for this vaccine.
You may also be able to have the flu vaccine at your GP surgery or a local pharmacy offering the service if you're a frontline health or social care worker employed by a:
- registered residential care or nursing home
- registered homecare organisation
Flu vaccine for children
The flu vaccine is free on the NHS for:
- children over the age of 6 months with a long-term health condition
- children aged 2 and 3 years on 31 August 2019 (that is, born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2017)
- children in primary school
Children aged between 6 months and 2 years who are eligible for the flu vaccine will receive an injected flu vaccine.
Children eligible for the flu vaccine aged between 2 and 17 will usually have the flu vaccine nasal spray.
65s and over and the flu vaccine
You're eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2019-20) if you're aged 65 and over on 31 March 2020 – that is, you were born on or before 31 March 1955.
So if you're currently 64 but will be 65 on 31 March 2020, you do qualify.
It's important that you benefit from having the most effective vaccine.
For those aged 65 and over this is either the adjuvanted trivalent vaccine or the cell-grown quadrivalent vaccine.
Pregnant women and the flu vaccine
If you're pregnant, you're advised to have the injectable flu vaccine, regardless of the stage of pregnancy you have reached.
That's because there's strong evidence to suggest pregnant women have an increased risk of developing complications if they get flu.
If you're pregnant, you'll benefit from the flu vaccine because:
- it reduces your chance of getting serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia, particularly in the later stages of pregnancy
- it reduces your risk of having a miscarriage, or your baby being born prematurely or with a low birthweight, because of flu
- it'll help protect your baby, as they'll continue to have some immunity to flu for the first few months of their life
It's safe to have the flu vaccine at any stage of pregnancy from conception onwards.
Talk to a GP, midwife or pharmacist if you want more information.
Find out more about the flu vaccine in pregnancy
Flu vaccine for people with medical conditions
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition, including:
- chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (that requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic kidney disease
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy
- problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
- being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)
This list of conditions is not definitive. It's always an issue of clinical judgement.
A GP can assess you to take into account the risk of flu making any underlying illness you may have worse, as well as your risk of serious illness from flu itself.
The vaccine should always be offered in such cases, even if you're not technically in 1 of the risk groups.
If you live with someone who has a weakened immune system, you may also be advised to have a flu vaccine.
Speak to a GP or pharmacist about this.
GOV.UK also provide Easy Read guides to flu vaccination for people with a learning disability.
Flu vaccine for health and social care workers
Outbreaks of flu can occur in health and social care settings, and because flu is so contagious, staff, patients and residents are all at risk of infection.
If you're a frontline health and social care worker, you're eligible for an NHS flu vaccine.
It's your employer's responsibility to arrange vaccination for you. Find out what arrangements have been made at your workplace for providing flu vaccination.
If you're an NHS-employed frontline healthcare worker, the NHS will pay for your vaccination.
You may be able to have the flu vaccine at your GP surgery or a local pharmacy offering the service if your employer does not offer a flu vaccination programme and you're a frontline health or social care worker employed by a:
- registered residential care or nursing home
- registered homecare organisation
The flu vaccine will help protect you, your colleagues and the patients and residents you care for.
Flu vaccine for carers
If you're the main carer for someone who's elderly or disabled, speak to a GP or pharmacist about having a flu vaccine along with the person you care for.
Read more about the flu vaccine for carers on the Carers UK website.
Nottinghamshire Hospice : Weekly Wellbeing Workshops
We are excited to invite you to our Friday Wellbeing Day at Nottinghamshire Hospice. Every Friday we will have a series of workshops designed for people with a life-limiting illness, and carers. We hope these sessions will provide a time of reflection, friendship and support as we discuss health needs, general wellbeing and how to look after ourselves. We really want this to be a valuable time for you.
We would love to have you join us for a session – you would be welcome to attend the whole day and a light lunch will be served.
All hospice services are free and there is some transport available to help if that is required. For those caring for others we know it can be hard to leave your family member so please let us know and we will try to send a hospice at home carer to your home for the shift which will hopefully allow you to attend.
Please do let me know if you can attend or if you have any further questions. Looking forward to getting to know you. Liz Morgan Clinical Nurse Specialist
These workshops will take place at: Nottinghamshire Hospice, Woodborough Road, NG3 4JF
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115 962 1222 if you are hoping to attend or if you would like to attend in the future
Extra evening and weekend appointments available in local area
You can now book routine GP and Nurse appointments in the evening, at weekends and over bank holidays in your local area.
Pre-bookable appointments are available Monday-Friday, 6.30pm-8pm, plus weekends and bank holidays and you can be seen by a GP, Nurse or Healthcare Assistant.
To book your appointment, contact the surgery during normal opening hours. Please be aware that the appointment may take place at another GP Practice in the area.
If you need urgent medical advice when the surgery is closed, you should continue to call NHS 111.
To find out when the practice is open, please click on the Opening Times tab above.
New rules are in force from 25th May 2018. For the practice GDPR privacy notice and patient leaflet about what information we hold and how we use it in the practice please click on the further information page link "GDPR May 2018" at the bottom of the screen.
It is really important for the practice to be able to contact our patients quickly and easily. In order to do this, if you have provided us with your mobile telephone number we will use this to:
Send you appointment confirmations
Send you appointment reminders
Send you messages regarding results or other information that you need to be aware of
Send you relevant health campaigns that are pertinent to you eg Flu Clinic invitations
Send you other health information that may be useful
Send you Friends and Family Survey requests
If at any time you do not wish to receive such text messages please inform a member of the reception team who will be able to opt you out of the service.
If at any time in the future you change your mobile phone number please ensure that you let us know as soon as possible so that we can keep our records up to date and stay in touch.
Patient Safety Survey
Our practice is interested in understanding how we can improve patient safety. As part of this we are asking you to complete an online patient safety questionnaire (survey) that is currently being developed at the Universities of Nottingham and Exeter.
This questionnaire is already available in paper form but the project team are seeking to develop an online version that would be suitable for patients like you. The patient safety questionnaire helps a practice to find out what you, as one of our patients, think about the safety of healthcare in general practice.
If you would like to take part in this survey, please click on the link below:
Please note that you are free to choose whether or not to fill in the questionnaire and your choice will not affect your health care or legal rights in any way.
Please click on the links below for up-to-date information:
CQC Inspection Report
ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING is live at Daybrook
Repeat Prescriptions and Electronic Dispensing
Please allow two working days to process your prescription form or a week if you are relying on the post. You can also send your request via our website. Electronic dispensing, whereby your repeat prescription is sent automatically to the pharmacist, is also available. If you are interested in this service, please request a copy of the relevant leaflet from the surgery staff, or ask the pharmacist. There is a Dispensing Chemist situated in our Health Centre, or you can nominate another pharmacy.
If the hospital changes your medication please inform your doctor as soon as possible
Electronic prescribing leaflet.pdf
Do you need to re-order your medication? Click on the Prescriptions tab above and complete online form.
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us.
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CARE HOME INFORMATION
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care home advisor.com
(Site updated 19/12/2019)