Leaders in health and care in our city and county have put together a plan which they believe can make the biggest impact on improving services and improving the health and wellbeing of the people. One of the main areas for the plan is to increase the use of technology enabled care. We want to know what your views are on how technology may be used to assist the care for you or a loved one.
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The shingles vaccine is given to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease, available on the NHS to certain people in their 70s.
The shingles vaccine is given as a single injection into the upper arm. Unlike the flu jab, you'll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year. The shingles vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. If you are unlucky enough to go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.
This is available to certain patients between the ages of 70 - 80, click here to use the Shingles Vaccination Calculator to see if you are eligible. If you are eligible and have not yet had the vaccination, please contact the surgery to make an appointment with one of our practice nurses.
Farewell to Dr David Hannah
We wish Dr David Hannah a fond farewell, who has retired from general practice after moving to Hucknall in 1992. He has expressed his thanks for all the cards, gifts and well wishes he has received.
Welcome to Dr Abdel-Salam
We are pleased to welcome Dr Hannan Abdel-Salam who has now joined us as a GP Partner. Dr Abdel-Salam has previously done her GP training here at the surgery between 2013-2016.
Helping You To Help Yourself
New Involvement In Research
Improving how vaccines work in older people study
Exploring whether positive interventions to support patients' wellbeing makes a difference on the biological uptake of vaccination. Our nursing team are involved in this study with the University of Nottingham led by Professor Kavita Vedhara.
Perceptions on the Roles of e-cigarettes and e-cigarette resources study
This study involves interviewing our GPs and nurses in order to develop training resources to promote smoking cessation using e-cigarettes. This study is led by the University of Oxford under Professor Paul Aveyard and Doctor Rachna Begh.
Fit 4 Life - Torkard Practice Champion!
Fit 4 Life is a new project helping people with type 2 diabetes get more active in their local communities.
Once you're involved with the programme you will get 12 months support from your personal Fit 4 Life Guru, as well as support from the leaders and instructors of the activities you attend.
Your Fit 4 Life Guru will help motivate and encourage you into regularly taking part in a local session, whether that's something new to you or returning to something you've done before. The Fit 4 Life Gurus have been out visiting local sessions so we can let you know which sessions are right for you. They're also loads of fun!
This programme is all about you and your own journey, it is personalised with activity you like and enjoy. You will never be asked to do something you don't feel comfortable with or aren't happy with.
If this sounds like something you would like to get involved with, ask your GP or Nurse, contact Matt (Fit 4 Life Guru) 07909443043 or visit www.fit4lifenotts.co.uk.
Proposal to Reduce the Practice Boundary
We have written to all members of our Patient Participation Group (PPG) and all patients who reside in Bestwood Village to inform and seek their views on our proposal to reduce our geographical practice boundary. We intend to cease taking new registrations from Bestwood Village, although existing patients will remain with our practice. We would like to stress that this change will not affect the care we have and will continue to provide to patients who remain registered with us. We have made this proposal in response to considerable new developments in Hucknall including the Rolls Royce and Papplewick Lane housing developments which will increase the pressure on local health service delivery. As a practice we want to continue to provide a high quality, safe and effective service to our patients and respond appropriately to new population changes.
We have received over 30 responses of which 80% supported the proposal. We have submitted the proposal with all of the comments and suggestions received and we will keep you fully informed of the outcome.