ADVANCE NOTICE: Reduction in appointment availability with Dr Crowe
From 1 July, Dr Crowe will be starting a new role as Clinical Director of Bestwood & Sherwood Primary Care Network.
In order to accommodate the new role, Dr Crowe will no longer be available at the practice on Wednesdays.
Other GPs will be available on Wednesdays. The total number appointments offered by the practice will remain the same.
If Dr Crowe is your usual GP, this change could mean that it is more difficult to get an appointment with him, and some of his regular patients will need to change to another GP at the practice.
Please be assured that provision of care will not be affected.
If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use SystmOnline you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp or visit the NHS App page on our website, under 'Online Services'
Hucknall Road Medical Centre has become a Park run uk practice. Our local park run is Bestwood Country Park, they meet every Saturday at 9am Bestwood Country Park NG6 8UE. Please find a description of the event from the organisers below:
“Bestwood Village parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:00am in Bestwood Country Park, Park Rd, Bestwood village, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG6 8UE. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.” (from park run website)
We plan to attend once a month. If you would like to join us, please contact reception who will put you on a waiting list to be contacted when we have set a date. Alternatively you can join an event now. You MUST register before you go https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/
Visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/ to find the location of all the Park Runs in the area and find out more about joining.
Cancer Awareness Session
Dr Bradbury, one of our GP Partners hosted a one-off cancer awareness session on 4th September for a select group of patients.
The aim of the session was to educate patients on their personal risks of developing cancer and how to reduce them. The session was supported by Cancer Research UK.
It was a great success! The following feedback was provided by some of the attendees:
“I think this is a fantastic initiative provided by the surgery and would like to thank all involved for giving me the opportunity to attend”
“It was nice to know the doctors here care enough to hold these sessions”
“I enjoyed the session. Thanks”
“A good information session”
“Great idea to promote prevention this way”
GP+ Nottingham City – extended hours access for patients
Offering evening and weekend appointments bookable through your GP practice, patients registered at this practice are able to access additional routine appointments during evenings and weekends through the new GP+ service.
Appointments are 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 are:
16:00-20:00 Monday – Friday
9:00-13:00 Saturday & Sunday
This is not a walk-in service, appointments are required and booked through the reception team at the surgery. For more information visit: www.ncgpa.org.uk/gpplus
“Missing Appointments Matter” Video
Please view this video, which explains why all appointments are for a reason and missing this opportunity can result in not having access to appropriate care and support.
Click here to view the video
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
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.
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.