We have been open all through the Pandemic. To protect staff and patients and maintain social distancing in a small waiting area, the GP's have been triaging all patients and if appropriate booking face to face appointments themselves. We have continuously provided Practice Nurse and Health Care Assistant appointments and this will continue the same way to ensure we protect everyone within the local community. Please remember that all of the practice team have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic, worked extra hours to help manage the increased admin and clinical workload and all while we have been short staffed so please respect them all and BE KIND
Covid-19 guidance following 19th July 2021
Following the government’s announcement to reduce Covid-19 restrictions as of 19th July 2021, it will still be mandatory to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing within Meadows Health Centre. This is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and our patients, some of which are extremely vulnerable.
Please see: NHS England guidance for face coverings in healthcare settings
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding during this time.
For current Covid-19 restrictions, please see: gov.uk/covid-19
Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad
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 by the following ways
- NHS App which you can download from app stores
- NHS website uk
- 119 -By requesting a paper letter
You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than five working days ago. It may take up to seven 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. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.
When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel
Appointments at the Surgery
We know these are challenging times for everyone and the way we are working is a little different, but we are still working to provide the best care we can for our patients.
We are booking remote video and telephone consultations with the Doctors, Nurse, Physiotherapist and Clinical Pharmacist for patients that need medical advice and information. If the Clinician you speak to feels you need to be seen, they will arrange an appointment at the practice for you.
We are now also offering on line consultations through Patient Knows Best. The best way to register is through the NHS App as the identity measures ensure complete security. This option then allows you to book appointments, request repeat medication, review your test results and see parts of your medical record as well as send an on line consultation request through Patient Knows Best
If you think you have symptoms of Coronavirus such as a new or continuous cough, high temperature or loss of tase and smell please telephone NHS 111 or go on line to NHS 111 Online
For patients that are unable to use these online tools, and all self care measures have been exhausted or your symptoms are worsening or you have a significant health concern, please call the surgery on the normal way on 01159865410
The practice has continued to have processes to ensure childhood immunisation and other essential care continues, including the cervical screening programme.
If you are seen at the surgery your clinician will need to wear gloves, gown and mask so do not be alarmed. You will also be asked to wear a face covering as this is now government guidance Stay safe outside your home
Please note we cannot test for COVID-19
Since 1ST OCTOBER 2020 We no longer accept medication requests over the telephone. You can request your repeat medication on line through the NHS App and there are many local pharmacies who will accept direct requests for repeat medication over the telephone and even deliver for free. If you wish to request your medication at the surgery please bring you repeat slip and post it in the box. We ask that you must wear a face mask and leave immediately. Any queries can be written on the slip, please do not ask the receptionist as we need to minimise patients in the waiting room
Alternatively you can send your medication request by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will process this for you and send it to your nominated pharmacy
We no longer issue signed printed prescriptions, all prescriptions will be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy. If you have not been setup electronically with your pharmacist, you will be asked to chose a pharmacy so that your prescription can be sent there electronically.
NHS Test and Trace- How it works
Children and babies must continue to have their routine immunisations as normal, please DO NOT put these off. We only ask that if you or your child have symptoms of a cough or high temperature at the time of the appointment then please re-arrange the appointment for a few weeks later. Also that ONLY ONE PARENT attends the appointment with the child as we must protect our practice team
Aged 11-19 years
Aged 11-19? Our school nurses are still here to help with all kinds of things in these unsettling times. Just text Nottingham CityCare’s TextHealth service on 07480 635024 and we’ll reply back. T&Cs: bit.ly/ChatHealthPrivacy
Need advice about your child’s health and wellbeing in these unsettling times, Nottingham CityCare’s Text Health service is available for parents/carers of 0-19 year olds to text a school nurse or health visitor. Just text us on 07480 635002 and we’ll reply back. T&Cs: bit.ly/ChatHealthPrivacy
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
The health centre, surgery and toilets are designed to allow easy wheelchair access.
(Site updated 24/09/2021)