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Please check with reception if you have a nominated pharmacy as from 12th March all prescriptions will be sent electronically

Please note we are unable to provide proof of address confirmation under any circumstances

Please use NG2 7RN if using a Sat Nav device to find the surgery. 

Castle Healthcare Practice is now an official partner with Park Run - a free enjoyable event for all abilities (no need to run) every Saturday at 9am at Rushcliffe Country Park. To register please sign up at http://www.parkrun.com/

BLOOD TEST 'SIT AND WAIT' APPOINTMENTS  8am-12.30am Mon-Fri

(Please note: Your blood test MUST have been authorised by the doctor)

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Advice and Guidance for Suspected Symptoms of the Coronavirus Virus

Actions on return from China

If you have returned from Mainland China in the last 14 days and are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Cough

  • Difficulty in breathing

  • Fever (a temperature of 38 degrees C or higher)

You should:

    • stay indoors, do not attend work or school

    • do not travel whist feeling ill

    • avoid contact with other people as you would with other flu viruses

    • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. Throw tissues in the bin

    • wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available

  • call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area(Your GP Practice is unable to help you with these symptoms and will direct you to the NHS 111 service)

 

If you have lived with or had close contact (within 2 metres for 15 minutes of more) with a confirmed case of 2019-nCoV, you should contact NHS 111 for further advice.

If you have returned from China and you are not unwell at the moment, you do not need to contact any of the NHS services. If you do become unwell, call NHS 111 immediately in order for you to be assessed by an appropriate specialist, as quickly as possible.

General guidance on the prevention and spread of any infection

There are general principles you can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport

  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

  • avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • if you feel unwell, stay at home, do not attend work or school

  • cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it

  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment

  • if you are worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or another healthcare environment

  • see further information and the Public Health England Blog 

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

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DID YOU KNOW THAT RUSHCLIFFE PARK RUN AND CASTLE HEALTHCARE PRACTICE ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO PROMOTE THE BENEFITS OF BEING ACTIVE?

           WHAT’S PARK RUN??

FRIENDLY ENJOYABLE 5K EVENTS

Every Saturday morning – 9am start

2K JUNIOR PARKRUNS

For children every Sunday morning

FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY

Buggies and dogs welcome

IMPROVE HEALTH AND FITNESS

Be active in the open air

DEVELOP NEW SKILLS

Opportunities to volunteer

FREE AND EASY TO TAKE PART

No need for special equipment or clothing

BE PART OF A COMMUNITY

Make new friends and socialise

BUILD CONFIDENCE

Track progress and achieve new goals

 

So come on…dig out your trainers and join in

for a walk, run or jog  at Rushcliffe Country Park every Saturday at 9am

Register at  http://www.parkrun.com/and head down to the park!

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NEW SERVICE - BLOOD TEST 'SIT AND WAIT' APPOINTMENTS

(Please note: Your blood test MUST have been authorised by the doctor)

Did you know appointments are available for blood tests without the need to book in advance?

Simply turn up at the surgery (Monday to Friday) between 08.00 - 12.30am and your blood test will be taken that morning in our 'Sit and Wait' Clinic.

Whilst we endeavour to avoid delays these may on occasions be unavoidable but we will advise you of the current waiting time on arrival.


Coffee Shop at Embankment Primary Care Centre

With effect from 25th June 2018, Signature will no longer be providing coffee shop facilities at this premises.

Alternatives for the provision of this service are being considered.

From the Directors of Embankment Primary Care Ltd.


Latest CQC Report is: 'OVERALL GOOD'


 PPG Walking Club: 

You are very welcome to join our walking group for short walks led by Jeremy Pratt (Qualified Walking Leader).  Walks leave the surgery at 10.30am and again at 11.30am every Tuesday morning.


Saturday and Sunday appointments:

Are available for you see a General Practitioner, Practice Nurse or Healthcare Assistant at the weekend, as well as in the week - see below for more information.

You can now book appointments in the evenings and at weekends in the Partners Health Improved Access Scheme. Appointments are staffed by clinicians from across the Rushcliffe Practices and are pre-bookable via reception. Evenings 6.30pm – 8.00pm (at Castle Healthcare Practice, East Bridgford Medical Practice and Keyworth Medical Practice). Weekends 8.30am – 12.30pm at Castle Healthcare Practice.


Repeat Prescription Management

The practice is trialing the use of a protocol to process all repeat requests for medication. 

For more information go to our Repeat Prescriptions page on the website.

 


Good News!  The Practice now has public Wi-Fi available in the waiting areas.

 

 

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