Flu vaccines (as at 1st November 2021)
We have a very limited number of vaccines left, however we are expecting some more in mid November.
Once we have the vaccines, we will arrange some more flu clinics. If you have access to your appointments online (SystmOnline) you can book your flu appointment online. Please make sure you select a Flu clinic and then the age appropriate appointment. Also we are trialling a new system which allows you to book an appointment by clicking a link on a text invitation. Alternatively, please phone us to book your appointment.
For eligibility please refer to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/.
Please arrive on time for your appointment and wear a face covering.
COVID booster vaccinations
Booster Eligibility Guidance
Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have already had 2 doses of a vaccine.
-people aged 50 and over
-people who live and work in care homes
-frontline health and social care workers
-people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
-carers aged 16 and over
-people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
You will be eligible for a booster dose 6 months (182 days) after you had your 2nd dose.
You will be contacted to let you know when it’s your turn to have a booster dose.
Where to book your booster vaccination:
Across Rushcliffe GP practices and services are working together to provide a local booster vaccination programme. This includes local GP Practices, hospital hubs, vaccination centres, pharmacy-led sites and a vaccination bus where you can get your vaccination if you are eligible.
How to book your vaccination:
There are a number of ways for you to book your booster vaccination:
Rushcliffe practices - You will receive an Accubooks invite via text message with a link to available clinics, appointment times and instructions on how to book at one of the local clinics being run at the GP practices, that are working together in Rushcliffe.
National Vaccination Program - You may have received an NHS letter from the National Covid teams, inviting you to book at a vaccine centre. Book or manage a booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk) or you can call 119 to book an appointment, if you are eligible.
How you can help:
Make sure your contact details are up to date – mobile phone number / email
- Have your NHS number available
- Please don’t contact your GP practice, await your invite. You will be invited in priority order
Please Note: You will only be eligible for your booster vaccination 182 days (6 months) after your 2nd dose.
Third doses for people who are immunosuppressed
People who were immunosuppressed at the time of their 1st / 2nd Covid-19 vaccination may require a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine – this is not a booster. It is a third dose to ensure that such people receive the same protection given by two doses for those with normal immune systems.
Letters are being sent from specialist teams at the hospitals to invite those eligible to receive their vaccine. People who are eligible can then walk into any of our vaccination sites with their eligibility letter to receive this third dose. Please note, you will still need to receive a booster dose six months from the date of your third primary course dose.
If a person believes they are eligible for this third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, but have not been contacted by the specialist team from the hospital they can contact their GP or hospital consultant to discuss eligibility and provision of an appropriate letter.
How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
the NHS App which you can download from app stores
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.
When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.
General Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update - practice operational information
The situation and guidance is regularly reviewed in line with government and NHSE guidance.
- Following the government's announcement to reduce COVID-19 restrictions from 19th July 2021, it will still be mandatory to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing whilst within the surgery premises Face covering guidance.
- To maintain social distancing we can only accommodate a maximum of 3 people waiting inside for the reception team. If there are more than 3 people queuing then please wait outside.
- Please use the secure silver box on the front of the surgery to post any prescription requests and correspondence. It is emptied regularly throughout the day.
- We have face to face and telephone GP appointments. These are reserved for NON URGENT problems, medication reviews or follow up conversations with a GP.
- For URGENT problems we will operate a telephone triage service. Ideally we would like you to phone us before 10:30am. When you ring, you will be rung back by a clinician and managed over the telephone where possible. If the clinician feels that you need to be seen then they will organise an appointment for you ON THAT DAY.
- Please do not arrive early for your appointment, as we want to minimise the time spent in the waiting room. Wait outside the surgery or in your car if you are early.
- Please stick to the one problem to one appointment so that appointments do not over run.
- Our priority is the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and staff and we thank you for your patience and understanding.
- If you feel that you should be on the HIGH RISK Group then please follow this link: https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/vulnerable-adults-faq/
- If you live in Ruddington and require local support/help then you may wish to contact 'help my street' - 0115 9146660
- The Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub brings together the many local volunteer groups offering help with those who are staying at home because of Coronavirus: https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/coronavirus/nottinghamshire-coronavirus-community-support-hub
TEST & TRACE- Since the government have introduced the Test & Trace initiative there has been some initial concerns about the security of this service. If you receive a phone call from someone about Test & Trace they will NEVER ask you for any form of payment or personal information. They will phone you only from 0300 013 5000.
PartnersHealth Extended GP Evening and Weekend Opening Hours – Update (as at 2nd March 2021)
Please be advised that the Rushcliffe Primary Medical Weekend Extended Access service will be stop being operational from 1 March 2021.
To support NHSE we are converting the service to a Local Covid19 Vaccination Centre at the weekends from Saturday 6th March.(see above)
We are recognised by the Health Authority and University as a teaching practice. This means that we usually have in post, as a member of the medical team, a Registrar, who is a fully registered Doctor with hospital experience, now specialising in General Practice. At intervals we are also joined by a medical student as part of undergraduate teaching.
We also work closely with Nottingham University to support 4th Year Medical Students. Therefore we may have students with us on a 4 week placement. They will be supervised by a GP and you can decide if you want a student present or not at your consultation.
We now have a new online service available - SystemOnline. To register for the service please come to the surgery with some Photographic Identification.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
The medical centre is centrally situated in the village of Ruddington, close to bus stops and with ample car parking for patients and access and facilities for the disabled.
Changes to your Annual Review
Do you have one or more of the following long term conditions?
- Chronic Kidney Disease
All patients with the above conditions will be recalled by the surgery for their review in the month of their birth. Please wait for a letter or text message from the surgery before booking your review.
When you receive your letter/ text message, please contact the surgery and you will be booked an appointment with the most appropriate member of staff. This may mean an appropriately trained Health Care Assistant and/or a Nurse.
All our patients have a named, accountable GP who is responsible for patients’ overall care at the practice. Your named GP has been allocated to you by the practice. If you wish to know who your allocated GP is, please contact the practice. You can talk to or make appointments to see any of our doctors or nurses, not just your named GP. If you have a preference for a particular GP at the practice, please talk to one of our receptionists. We will do our very best to accommodate your request, although this cannot be guaranteed due to the different workloads of our GPs who work full time and part time.
(Site updated 26/11/2021)