Happy 70th Birthday to the NHS and Hucknall Road Medical Centre
Today (5th July 2018) the country is marking the NHS's 70th Birthday.
Hucknall Road Medical Practice has existed from Day 1 - originally in a house the other side of the ring road before moving to our present building 18 years ago.
The nature of healthcare has changed dramatically since the beginning of the NHS.
Through all these changes over seven decades we have provided uninterrupted high quality care. We have grown to be the largest non-university practice in the City, and have constructive relationships with, and a positive influence on, the wider NHS
Thousands of people over the years have come through our doors, walked up to the desk, and put their trust in us to be there for them and their families - often when at their most vulnerable
I'm biased of course, but I think as an organisation we are a shining example of the good work that the Health Service is capable of.
Everyone here works very hard to maintain that tradition and each of us should feel very proud to be part if this long history.
Our practice and the team is ever evolving but the core values and traditions always remain.
Happy birthday NHS
Evening and weekend appointments now available!
Patients registered at this practice can now access additional routine appointments at our new city centre NHS service, GP+ Nottingham City.
Speak to our reception team to book.
Find out more at www.ncgpa.org.uk/gpplus
Walking Group Meetings
Our next walking group meetings will be on 5th July and 12th July at 10am. We will be going on a 2.44 mile walk along the lovely Hucknall Road Walkway. Everyone is welcome, meeting place is the surgery.
We will no longer be able to inform you which doctor is oncall. This is because there has been a change in the on-call system and currently there isn’t a specific named GP who shall be calling you back as the on-call is being shared by all GPs.
Hucknall Road Resurfacing
Road resurfacing begins on 18th June affecting Hucknall Road. There is a diversion in place. Click on the link to read more. http://www.transportnottingham.com/hucknall-road-resurfacing/
Our walking group trial on 31st May was a great success. We now have a route planned and hope to make it a weekly walk with someone from the practice joining once month.. Thank you to the PPG members who attended.
If you are interested in coming along, I will be posting the next date here on our website, our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/hucknallroadmedicalcentre/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/HucknallRdMedC ) Everyone is welcome!
Here are some pictures from the walk.
Midwife Voice Partnership – Recruitment for Volunteers
About the opportunity
The role of the Maternity Voices Volunteer is to meet new mums, and their families, and enable them to feed their experiences of maternity care into the planning and improvement of these services across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
This role will run, in the first instance, until April 2019.
The role will consist of:
- Visiting maternity services at Queen’s Medical Centre, King’s Mill Hospital or City Hospital to speak directly with families in the wards three times in the year
- Summarise the feedback from these visits and present it at the Maternity Voices Partnership meetings.
- Attending the Maternity Voices Partnership meetings twice and take a turn in chairing the meeting.
- Take part in a focus group
- Contribute to the running of 3 coffee mornings within the year.
- Encouraging families to get involved in these coffee mornings.
We are looking for 3 mothers to take on this role so they could focus on one hospital each, if they choose to.
Signposting and Self-Referral pages updated
We have updated these pages, located under Appointments. It now gives you more information about signposting and lots of links to many services in Nottingham City which you can self-refer to without seeing a GP.
Online Consultation Safety – RCGP Guidance
The Royal College of GPs of just released some guidance which lists a number of questions which patients, GPs and commissioners should consider before using or utilising online GP services.
This is becoming more prevalent in our busy, modern culture so we wanted to share this guidance to help patients make a more informed, safer decision.
Click here for the guidance
We have updated our website template to a new, mobile friendly version. Hopefully you will find it easy to navigate however if you have any problems please send us a comment or let the receptionist know next time you come down to the surgery.
Dementia and Hucknall Road Medical Centre
Hucknall Road Medical Centre has signed up to become dementia-friendly. We will be working with Alzheimer’s Society during the coming year and our staff will be participating in General Practice specific dementia awareness sessions. We will also be carrying out an assessment of how dementia-friendly we are and take steps to improve areas that need attention.
We welcome any feedback about how we are doing from patients, families and carers.
Included here are some useful contacts and links for support or advice if you are living with dementia or caring for someone with dementia.
Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support Service (Nottingham and Nottinghamshire): Tel: 0115 934 3800
Alzheimer’s Society website (for anyone affected by dementia): https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
Dementia Connect: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20011/find_support_near_you#!/search
National Dementia Helpline: 0300 222 11 22
Free public Wi-Fi is now available in the surgery. The landing page will guide you through the connection process and contains details of how to access their helpdesk.
Join Dementia Research is a new service that helps people to take part in dementia research studies.
It aims to accelerate the pace of dementia research by allowing people with and without dementia to register their interest in studies, helping researchers find the right participants at the right time.
The Join Dementia Research website offers a secure and easy way for someone to register their interest, discover studies that interest them, and ultimately connect with researchers to take part in their studies.
Anyone aged 18 years or over can sign up themselves, or on behalf of someone else, either by registering online or by contacting the helplines of Alzheimer’s Research UK (0300 111 5 111) and Alzheimer’s Society (0300 222 1122).
Join Dementia Research is a collaboration between the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Alzheimer’s Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer Scotland and UCL Partners, and has been funded by the Department of Health and NHS England.
Dr Chin has sadly left Hucknall Road Medical Centre. He will be greatly missed by colleagues and patients and we wish him all the best for the future.
Dr Hafiz Jaidi (F2) has now left and Dr Alex Granger will be taking his place for the next 4 months. He will begin seeing patients from the April.