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Flu Vaccinations

Our flu clinics begin on Monday 18th September 2017
 
Are you eligible for a free flu vaccination?
 
Flu can affect anyone but if you have a long-term health condition the effects of flu can make it worse even if the condition is well managed and you normally feel well.
 
You should have a flu vaccine at the surgery if you have:
•A chest complaint or breathing difficulties eg COPD, emphysema or severe asthma
•A heart problem
•A kidney disease
•Lowered immunity due to disease or treatment, such as chemotherapy
•Liver disease
•Had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
•Diabetes
•A neurological condition eg multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or a learning disability 
•A problem with your spleen, eg sickle cell disease or you have had your spleen removed
•A BMI of 40 or more
 
A flu vaccine is also recommended if you are:
•Aged 65 years or over
•Living in a residential or nursing home
•Pregnant
•The main carer of an older or disabled person
•A household contact of an immunocompromised person
•A child aged 2 and 3 years of age ie born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2015
 
We are now taking bookings for flu vaccinations – please contact a member of our team for more information.
 
Last update 5th September 2017

Text Message Reminder Service

We have recently installed a new text messaging system which as well as sending out reminders about your booked appointments allows patients to cancel their appointments by text reply. In order for us to provide you with this service we need your current mobile number and your consent to receive messages. Please update your details the next time you visit the surgery. Many thanks. 

Last update 14th June 2017

Staff Training Wednesday 10th May 2017

Please note the surgery will be closed on Wednesday 10th May 2017 for staff training from 12 midday. We will re-open as normal on Thursday.

If you require medical advice or attention and cannot wait until we re-open please telephone 111.

Last update 9th May 2017

Common Sense and Self-care Spring to mind

Bank Holiday self care advice this Easter ... https://youtu.be/bCIc7kmXWDI  via @YouTube

Last update 12th April 2017

Changes to the supply of Gluten Free Food on Prescription

Further information is included in the enclosed Gluten Free Policy statement issued by CCG. This is also available on the CCG website at http://midnottspathways.nhs.uk/media/1862/gluten-free-policy-statement-final.pdf

Last update 22nd March 2017

Staff Training Wednesday 8th March 2017

Please note the surgery will be closed on Wednesday 8th March 2017 for staff training from 12 midday. We will re-open as normal on Thursday.

If you require medical advice or attention and cannot wait until we re-open please telephone 111.

Additional GP sessions

To help with increasing demand for appointments during February and March 2017 we will be providing additional GP appointment sessions on

Wednesday 8th February

Monday 13th February

Wednesday 15th February

Friday 17th February

Wednesday 8th March

Tuesday 14th March

Wednesday 15th March

Tuesday 21st March

Wednesday 22nd March

Other dates may be added dependent on demand and availability of additional GPs.

To book an appointment please use our online services or enquire at Reception.

Have your say on local plans to change the range of items available on NHS prescription

The NHS in parts of Nottinghamshire is changing what can be given on prescription as part of plans to save £20 million.

 

NHS Mansfield and Ashfield and Newark and Sherwood CCGs are planning to stop NHS prescriptions of gluten free foods; low priority medicines and over-the-counter remedies such as Paracetamol or hayfever preparations - with a few exceptions.

 

You are being asked for your views about the plans and to see if there are any exceptions that should be considered before they are implemented.

 

Click here for details

Online services for Middleton Lodge Practice users

People registered with our surgery can now book appointments and request repeat prescriptions at a time convenient to them, thanks to GP online services.

These services enable people to book GP appointments and request repeat prescriptions via their computer, smartphone or tablet at a time that suits them rather than calling or visiting the surgery.

This approach can save people a phone call or journey to the surgery, and allow them to do what they need to when the surgery is closed. Patients living with a long term health condition can also benefit by having a greater involvement in their healthcare as they can access test results and keep track of their treatment.

All patient information is kept securely. To access SystmOnline click here. Smartphone and tablet users can also download the systmonline app, which gives users the same choice in how they access GP online services.

This service works alongside traditional methods of accessing services, it does not replace them. By allowing people who want to make appointments and order prescriptions this way, it should become easier for others to get through on the phone to the surgery during busy periods.

If you want to register for GP online services you will need to fill out a form at the surgery and show two forms of ID one of which should have a photo (such as a UK passport or driving licence) and the other should have your address (such as a council tax bill). If you don’t have photo ID or anything with your address on it, it doesn’t mean you will not be able to use online services, our surgery staff may be able to help.

To register for GP online services, drop in and ask us, or to find out more visit the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk/GPonlineservices

Staff Training Wednesday 11th January 2017

Please note the surgery will be closed on Wednesday 11th January 2017 for staff training from 12 midday. We will re-open as normal on Thursday.

If you require medical advice or attention and cannot wait until we re-open please telephone 111.

Limit on NHS Prescriptions- Have Your Say

Have your say on local plans to limit the range of items available on NHS prescription.

The NHS in parts of Nottinghamshire is changing what can be given on prescription as part of plans to save £20 million.
NHS Mansfield and Ashfield and Newark and Sherwood CCGs are planning to stop NHS prescriptions of gluten free foods; low priority medicines and over-the-counter remedies such as Paracetamol or hayfever preparations  - with a few exceptions.
You are being asked for your views about the plans and to see if there are any exceptions that should be considered before they are implemented.


Engagement runs between
4 January and the 1 February 2017

Please come along to one of the drop in events to let us know your thoughts (no need to book)

Mon 9 January 2017
5-7pm
Larwood Suite, Ashfield Health & Wellbeing Centre, Portland St, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottingham NG17 7AE


Tues 10 January  2017
5-7pm
Holy Trinity Community & Partnership Centre, Boundary Rd, Newark NG24 4AU


Wed 11 January 2017
10am-12noon
Lifespring Centre, Sherwood Drive, New Ollerton NG22 9PP


Thurs 12 January  2017
2-4pm
Mansfield Library, Four Seasons Centre, West Gate, Mansfield NG18 1NH


If you can’t make a session but would like to complete a questionnaire please contact
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)  on 0800 028 3693

Welcome

We are delighted to welcome two new doctors who have joined the practice.

Dr Andrew Barber joined the practice in November 2016 and Dr Elizabeth Mundy joined the practice in December 2016.

Staff Training Wednesday 9th November 2016

Please note that the practice will be closed from 12 midday on Wednesday 9th November for staff training. We re-open as normal on Thursday morning.

If you require medical advice or attention out of hours and cannot wait until we re-open please call 111. Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles.
 

Stop Smoking Clinic

Free confidential Stop Smoking Clinic at Middleton Lodge Practice every Tuesday 2pm – 4.30pm

Visit www.smokefreelifenottinghamshire.co.uk for more details.

Organ donation

If you needed an organ transplant would you have one?
If so please help those in need of a transplant by opting to donate organs and tissue. Add your name to the NHS Organ Donor Register and one day you may be able to save lives.

https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/

NHS Choices Reviews & Ratings

We value your comments and feedback on the service we offer at Middleton Lodge Practice. If you would like to leave a review on the service you have experienced at our surgery please do so at NHS Choices

Many thanks in advance for your support.

NHS Health Check

The NHS Health Check is your chance to get your free midlife MOT. For adults in England aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition, it checks your circulatory and vascular health and what your risk of getting a disabling vascular disease is. Click here for a guide to what happens at the check, when and how you get one, and how to lower your risk.

Stoptober

Join in with Stoptober to help you stay smokefree for 28 days and beyond
https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/stoptober/home
 

Flu Jabs

Free NHS flu vaccination for all of our eligible patients is now available at Middleton Lodge Practice.

Please contact Reception on 01623 703266 to book your appointment.

You can check your eligibility here

SMS Text Messaging

We are pleased to inform you that we have now restarted our text messaging service to remind patients of their appointment times.

If you wish to be contacted in this way please inform a member of our reception team who will amend your records accordingly. Please also ensure we have your up-to-date mobile number.

This service is being restarted in response to patient feedback. Many thanks for your comments.

Staff Training Wednesday 14th September 2016

Please note the surgery will be closed on Wednesday 14th September 2016 for staff training from 12 midday. We will re-open as normal on Thursday.

If you require medical advice or attention and cannot wait until we re-open please telephone 111.

Phlebotomy/Blood Taking Service

After reviewing comments and suggestions from patients the practice has reviewed the current situation with regard to access for our phlebotomy service.

Over the previous months the demand for the service has increased. To ensure we can meet the demand an appointment system will be introduced from Monday 5th September 2016.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenvience this will create initially. The move to appointments should reduce the waiting times being experienced in the waiting room.

Bank Holiday August 29th 2016

The Surgery will be closed on Monday 29th August 2016 and re-open at 8.30 am on Tuesday 30th August 2016.

If you need a doctor urgently, but it is not a 999 emergency, please telephone 111.

 

Thank you

We would like to say a big thank you to the members in the Patient Participation Group who have assisted the practice with the on-going Friends and Family Test.

Their continued support and efforts are greatly appreciated by the whole practice.

SystmOnline App

Have you downloaded our SystmOnline App yet?

SystmOnline gives you as a patient, easier access to your GP and medical data, allowing you to conveniently manage your healthcare.

Through the SystmOnline App you are able to update your contact details, book appointments and request repeat prescriptions.

For more details search your App Store

Dr Helen Ward has now retired...

Dr Helen Ward has now retired from Middleton Lodge and we would like to thank her for all her hard work and commitment to the practice since joining us in 1991. We wish her a long and happy retirement.
 
If your usual GP is currently Dr. Ward you will be allocated to another GP within the practice. Where possible the practice will try to accommodate any specific requests.
 
The practice is currently advertising for a replacement GP for Dr. Ward. However, due to the national recruitment crisis it may take some time to appoint a suitable replacement and in the meantime the practice will engage locum GPs

Accountable / Named GP for All Patients

From 1 April 2015, and before the 31st March 2016, practices are required under the contract to allocate a named, accountable GP, who is responsible for overall care at the practice, to all patients (including children). Middleton Lodge has always operated a personal, named GP list and therefore if you are registered with the practice you will already have a named accountable GP.  For those patients who express a preference as to which GP that is the practice will make every reasonable effort to accommodate the request

New patients joining the practice will be allocated a named GP at the point of registration. 

If you would like to confirm who your named accountable GP is please ask the receptionist when you next visit the surgery.  

Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP may not always be available and, if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.

The practice can confirm that all patients registered with the Middleton Lodge Practice have been allocated a named accountable GP