The Jubilee Practice
Lowdham Medical Centre
Tel: 0115 9663633
MERGER NEWS FOR PATIENTS
Merger News Update 310120
January has been a busy month for staff and patient engagement following the news on the 19th December that Park House Medical Centre Carlton and The Jubilee Practice Lowdham plan to merge and become Jubilee Park Medical Partnership from 1st April 2020.
We have been consulting with patients (and staff) in many ways;
Following the initial newsletter and FAQ sheet for patients, we shared our plans at Patient engagement sessions. At Lowdham the meeting on 21st January,25 patients came along to share their views and ask questions, 15 patients attended the Carlton session on 23rd January. The Practice Managers and Partners attended to ensure questions were answered in as much detail as possible.
Appointments, availability of doctors and car parking were the key issues raised. The news ways of working of the merged practice still need to be worked through in detail and the patients questions are very helpful in ensuring we maintain our service and keep you informed. For example following feedback from patients at the meeting we decided to text all patients to ensure they knew where to find the most up to date information online.
Please read the published poster and Q&A sheets so you can keep yourself informed of what’s going on and look out for another update at the end of February.
A big “THANKS” to everyone who has participated so far by attending, asking questions and giving feedback
Dr Ian Campbell, Dr Claire Hatton, Dr Luke Louca
Please click on the link below for further information
FIND US ON FACEBOOK
The Jubilee Practice now has a Facebook page.
Where you can keep up to date with all the latest news, updates and campaigns.
FLU CLINICS 2019
WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR FLU VACCINATIONS. IF YOU ARE ENTITLED TO A FLU VACCINATION PLEASE CALL IN TO THE PRACTICE, OR TELEPHONE RECEPTION TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT.
UNFORTUNATELY THERE WILL BE A DELAY IN OUR DELIVERY OF VACCINATIONS FOR PATIENTS WHO ARE AGED UNDER 65 YEARS AND ARE IN AN AT RISK CATEGORY. WE ARE EXPECTING THAT THEY WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE PRACTICE IN OCTOBER AND THEREFORE WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE ANYONE IN THIS CATEGORY A VACCINATION BEFORE THIS TIME. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
You are eligible for a flu vaccination if you are in one of the following categories:-
Early opening on a Friday
The Jubilee Practice will now be opening for pre-bookable appointments with our Practice Nurse from 7am on a Friday. There will also be some Fridays where a Doctor will be providing pre-bookable appointments from 7am on a Friday too.
Our telephone lines will not be open until 8.30am and we will not be able to take on the day bookings until 8.30am but the reception desk will be open for collecting paperwork, prescriptions, dropping of samples and making pre-bookable appointments.
Where any sessions are cancelled we will give you 2 weeks notice of this via posters within the surgery and information on our website.
Your Data Matters to the NHS
Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan local services and research new treatments.
In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.
You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.
To find out more visit: nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or click the link below to view a patient handout for further information
Extra evening and weekend appointments available in local area
You can now book routine GP and Nurse appointments in the evening, at weekends and over bank holidays in your local area.
Pre-bookable appointments are available Monday-Friday, 6.30pm-8pm, plus weekends and bank holidays and you can be seen by a GP, Nurse or Healthcare Assistant.
To book your appointment, contact the surgery during normal opening hours. Please be aware that the appointment may take place at another GP Practice in the area.
If you need urgent medical advice when the surgery is closed, you should continue to call NHS 111.
Changes to over the counter medications on prescription for minor illnesses
From Wednesday 1 March 2017, we will be limiting prescriptions of over the counter (OTC) medicines for minor ailments.
This decision was made after looking at feedback from clinicians and the findings of a six week patient engagement campaign undertaken by the South Nottinghamshire CCGs (Nottingham North and East, Nottingham West and Rushcliffe).
These plans mean that instead of receiving OTC products (such as paracetamol or ibuprofen) for short-term, self-limiting conditions (see leaflet below) on prescription, patients will be encouraged to self care and buy their own from their local pharmacy.
Rather than visiting their GP, most people can take care of themselves when they have a minor ailment through a combination of self care and OTC medicines, which can be bought in supermarkets and shops as well as in pharmacies.
Please note that:
There are lots of benefits to self care:
Expert advice to support you
Pharmacists can offer expert advice on a wide range of illnesses and you don’t need to make an appointment. Your consultation will be confidential and discreet.
Save yourself time
There’s no need to wait for a GP appointment - a lot of pharmacies are open late and at the weekend.
Save your GP time
Choosing to self care can free up more GP time so they can spend more time with patients with more
Save the NHS money
In 2015, practices across the South Nottinghamshire area (excluding Nottingham City), spent £1,966,265 on prescribing over the counter medicines. Many of these items are low cost and available from the pharmacist, and some are even available from your local shops and supermarkets. The money spent on those prescriptions, for minor illnesses, could be spent on treating more serious conditions.
Download the leaflet
For more information go to the Nottingham North and East CCG website
The Jubilee Practice
Lowdham Medical Centre
Tel: 0115 9663633
Monday: 08:30 – 18:30
Tuesday: 08:30 – 18:30
Wednesday: 08:30 – 18:30
Thursday: 08:30 – 12.30
Friday: 08:30 – 18:30
Closed from 13.00 – 14.00 daily.
Please note that there is NO surgery on Thursday afternoons