college street medical practice, long eaton, nottingham

0115 973 4502

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We pride ourselves on being a small and friendly Practice. We aim to give you the best possible standard of care.

COVID-19

IMPORTANT – Please do not contact the surgery requesting proof of COVID-19 vaccination
Instead, please see www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.

You can either download the NHS app or you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

We thank you for your support during these busy times.


IMPORTANT – INFORMATION ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINATION
Please do not contact the Practice regarding the Covid vaccine. If you are eligible, we will contact you as and when any vaccine does become available. Updates will follow. Thank you.


Covid19 Pandemic Update – 19th April 2021

More than a year on many services within General Practice and hospitals are still dealing with the effects of the Pandemic. The Practice has made many changes over this period which include operating a full telephone triage system, reduced face to face appointments, limited the number of patients in the building at any one time, installing protective screens, one way system, but to name a few. Throughout the Pandemic the Practice has continued to be open as usual, offering Health and Wellbeing advise to our patients although this may be via the full  telephone triage system we now have in place.

Should you require any medical advice during these presidential time please contact the Practice  either by email or telephone and the receptionist will  be able to advise further.

Since March 2020 we have continued to offer appointments for some routine procedures such as blood tests, chronic disease management, immunisations and cervical smears, but since the beginning of April 2021 many of the routine Practice Nurse appointments are returning to normal. We continue to ‘recall’ patients who are due for a review,  but again should you require any advice please contact the Practice.

Since December 2020 Practices within the Erewash area  have been committed to deliver the Covid vaccination to all eligible cohorts locally at either Long Eaton Health Centre or Littlewick Medical Practice. This programme is working extremely well and we are on course to ensure all patients above the age of 45 are offered a vaccine locally by the end of April 2021. Many of our patients have already had or been invited for their 2nd vaccination.

On behalf of the Practice I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and consideration over the past year.

Helen Millward (Practice Manager)


23 September 2020

Testing information for patients

At a glance

Supply for COVID-19 tests is not currently meeting demand.  There are things you can do to help:

    • Only book a test if you or someone you care for has specific symptoms of COVID-19
    • To book a test(s) please go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus or phone 119
    • DO NOT phone NHS 111, your GP surgery or visit your Emergency Department, as they have no access to tests
    • Testing centres are not walk-in – you will need an appointment and cannot be tested without one
    • If you can’t get a test immediately or near to you keep trying the website address as more tests are added throughout the course of each day and you will often find that you can book a test quickly by trying again

The aim is to get your test results within 48 hours. However, if you have been awaiting your results for longer than five days and want to ask when you should receive them please contact the Coronavirus testing helpline: 0300 303 2713

There is currently a high level of demand for Coronavirus tests so to help the NHS to manage this demand it is important that people consider the advice before applying for a test and go to the right place for their needs.

Should I get tested?

Anyone showing any of the three key symptoms of coronavirus should be able to be tested. The symptoms are:

  • a fever
  • a new continuous cough
  • a loss of smell or taste

Only book a test if you or someone you care for has specific symptoms of COVID-19.

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms. The idea of testing is to find people with the virus and keep them isolated to avoid it being spread through the wider community.

Booking a test

  • To book a test(s) please go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus or phone 119
  • If you can’t get a test immediately or near to you please do keep trying the website address above as more tests are added throughout the course of each day and you will often find that you can book a test quickly by trying again
  • The aim is to get your test results within 48 hours. However, if you have been awaiting your results for longer than five days and want to ask when you should receive them please contact the Coronavirus testing helpline: 0300 303 2713

If someone in your household starts to have symptoms, then that person must get tested and the rest of the household should self-isolate with them whilst they wait for the results. If other members of the household don’t have symptoms, then they should not get a test – only people with symptoms should get tested. Full guidance on self-isolation is available on gov.uk.

If people are self-isolating or in quarantine, then a negative test result does not mean they can end isolation early. The virus can take time to develop and so a test early on does not prove that they won’t go on to develop the virus. That means people could still be at risk of spreading the disease to other people.

Experiencing an inconclusive test or a delayed result

If an individual receives an inconclusive test result then they should continue to self-isolate and request another test if they still have symptoms. Individuals experiencing a delay with their results are advised to contact the coronavirus testing helpline: 0300 303 2713 who will be able to help or point the people in the right direction. Due to each test having a Unique Reference Number (URN) individuals have to follow up the test results themselves. Individuals are asked not to call their GP practice to book a test, as GPs have no access to the testing system.

Schools

The usual September upsurge in coughs and colds in schools is in full swing. It is important to get the message out that these are different from the specific symptoms of COVID-19 and a schematic (Attachment included) may help. In short, a cold or a cough (unless accompanied by a temperature greater than 37.8C or a persistent new cough) are not in themselves a reason to keep children off school.


IMPORTANT: For the foreseeable future, during the potential outbreak of Coronavirus, the facility for booking an appointment online has been withdrawn.

This is to protect both Patients and staff.  The Practice appreciates your co-operation in this matter

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