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Coronavirus update

Please read this message very carefully and share with your families, friends and neighbours.

Please DO NOT enter the surgery if you have a fever or a new cough. If you do have a fever or new continuous cough please stay at home for seven days. There is no need to inform the surgery or 111.

If you feel that you cannot cope at home, if your symptoms get worse or if you do not get better after 7 days please use the NHS 111 online service. If you do not have internet access please call 111 instead.

Sick notes will NOT be issued for this period of time, please self-certify.

Due to guidance received from NHS England, changes are being made to our online booking of appointments.

It will not be possible to book an online appointment until this work has been completed due to risks presented by COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please contact the surgery on 0115 9663633 to make an appointment.

MERGER NEWS FOR PATIENTS

Merger News Update 25/03/2020

Please our final patient merger newsletter below.

There is now a tab for Jubilee Park Medical Partnership information under the tab heading "general information" at the top of the page until the new website is up and running.

Merge newsletter

Merger News Update 20/02/20

We are delighted to announce at the Primary Care Commissioning Committee on the 18th February 2020 NHS England “Approved the merger” of The Jubilee Practice with Park House Medical Centre to become Jubilee Park Medical Partnership.

Work will continue to ensure the merger will take place on 1st April 2020 .The primary object of the leadership team and all staff is to maintain a good service to patients throughout the transition.

Dr Ian Campbell, Dr Claire Hatton, Dr Luke Louca

Please click on the link below for further information

3rd Merger Newsletter 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

2nd Merger Newsletter for Patients

Patient FAQ

Merger News for Patients

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.

@TheJubileePractice

https://www.facebook.com/TheJubileePractice/?ref=p...


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:-

  • if you will be aged 65 and over on March 31 2020. So, if you are currently 64 but will be 65 on 31st March 2020, you do qualify.
  • chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis;
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure;
  • chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five;
  • chronic liver disease;
  • chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease, or learning disability;
  • diabetes;
  • immunosuppresion, a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment);
  • asplenia or splenic dysfunction;
  • morbid obesity
  • pregnant women aged 18 or over (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season);
  • people aged 18 or over living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities*;
  • social care workers;
  • hospice workers;
  • carers aged 18 or over; or
  • household contacts of immunocompromised individuals who are aged 18 or over.

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

Your Data Matters to the NHS - Patient Handout


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 no plans to limit OTC medicines for people with long-term conditions
  • GPs will be able to prescribe in circumstances of clinical need
  • If symptoms persist, please book a GP appointment

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

complex conditions.

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

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Location & Contact

Jubilee Park Medical Partnership
Lowdham Medical Centre
Francklin Road
Lowdham
Nottinghamshire
NG14 7BG
Tel: 0115 9663633

NG14 7BG
Opening Hours

Monday: 08:00 – 18:30
Tuesday: 08:00 – 18:30
Wednesday: 08:00 – 18:30
Thursday: 08:00 – 12.30
Friday: 08:00 – 18:30

Please note that Jubilee Park at Lowdham is closed on a Thursday afternoon, our Carlton branch will be open.