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'Living with COVID' Government Response
We don't yet know what the guidance will be for primary care in response to the new 'Living with Covid' reponse, therefore until this is confirmed, please can you continue to:
-Wear your mask in the surgery
-Keep distance when in the surgery
-Arrive no longer than 5 minutes before your appointment time
-Avoid attending for routine care when you have COVID
-Tell us if you have COVID symptoms or are COVID positive when you have an appointment
That way we can keep all patient safe - including those who cannot be vaccinated or whose immune systems are weak.
Phone lines down
We are aware that our phone system is currently not working. Engineers are working hard to fix the problem which has affected the hospitals and lots of GP surgeries across the area.
If you have a face to face appointment booked please still attend the practice.
If you have a telephone appointment booked there may be a dealy with your call but the practice will still contact you.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
COVID-19 Travel Advice
It is not our policy to issue COVID-19 certificates for international travel purposes, this includes 'fit to fly' letters for COVID-19.
Travel advice is changing very rapidly, therefore it is recommended that you check the government website as it gives the most up to date information on what you will need to do when planning to travel abroad. Click this link to be taken to the Government website - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-abroad-from-england-during-coronavirus-covid-19
AquAid - The Africa Trust
Here, at Nottingham City General Practice Alliance, we are aware that keeping our team hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the work day. As a result, we decided to invest in watercoolers from AquAid.
Our unique relationship with AquAid has also given our company the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves, because with each purchase an automatic donation is made to The Africa Trust.
These funds are used to build ‘Elephant Pumps’ - a modified version of an age old Chinese rope pulley system. One such pump is currently being installed in Africa on our behalf and it will be a much needed source of clean and fresh drinking water for many.
Our organisation’s name will be proudly displayed on our well and we look forward to adding a photo and a letter of thanks from the villagers to our site in the near future.
To date AquAid have built over 8,000 such Elephant Pumps across parts of Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe; and have donated in excess of £17 million to charity.
NCGPA takes over the management of Grange Farm Medical Centre.
From today, 1 October 2021, Nottingham City GP Alliance (NCGPA) take over the management of Grange Farm Medical Centre.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to all patients who are registered at the practice. The change will be mainly behind the scenes in back-office management, therefore patients will continue to see many of the same friendly faces when they visit the practice; with the addition of two new GP’s.
The practice opening times will remain the same and patients can contact the practice in the same way they always have.
Are you stopping smoking for Stoptober?
There are resources available to help you throughout your quit attempt to make sure you can make it through Stoptober without smoking - www.nhs.uk/better-health/quit-smoking/
If you have been inspired by Stoptober but feel you may need some extra support, as a resident of Nottingham city you are ale to access Stub It! stop smoking service. For more information visit - www.ncgpa.org.uk/stub-it
Please continue to wear a face covering when in the practice
Although the government guidelines have changed, it is our priority to ensure that patients, visitors and our staff are kept healthy and safe during their time in the practice. We therefore ask that all those in the practice continue to wear a face covering; and for it to be covering both the mouth and nose. We understand some exemptions apply, if this is appliciable, please speak to the reception team.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and cooperation.