Newsletter - Spring 2019
We have just released our most recent newsletter! The newsletter is at all three of our surgeries, and can also be viewed by clicking below:
Spring 2019 Newsletter
National Cancer Diagnosis Audit
Our practice is taking part in a national project to improve how people are diagnosed with cancer.
Please see the poster for more information on the important work being done:
Bank Holiday Closures - Monday 6th May & Monday 27th May
All our surgeries will be closed on both:
- Monday 6th May
- Monday 27th May
Please ensure you have requested and picked up any prescriptions you may need before this time; bearing in mind it takes 48 hours to process your requests.
For any medical advice or emergencies during the closure, please call 111.
Early Surgery Closure - Wednesday 12th June 2019
We will be closing early on Wednesday 12th June for staff training.
Our surgeries and phone lines will be open until 12:30PM. If you have any medical emergencies after the lines have closed, please call 111.
GDPR - Our Practice Policies have been Updated
Our practice policies have been updated in line with the recently introduced GDPR.
Please see the 'Practice Policies' tab on our website for more information.
The On Day Service - Starting from 12th April 2018 at Littlewick Medical Centre
The On Day Service is running in Ilkeston to improve access to primary care.
Patients who call our surgery for an appointment may be directed on that same day to the On Day Service where they will be able to be seen by an advanced nurse practitioner at Littlewick Medical Centre on Nottingham Road.
The On Day Service is available from 8.00am to 6.30pm on weekdays, excluding bank holidays.
Go Smoke Free
Visit the NHS smoke free website here.
Learn about the benefits of using e-cigarettes in comparison to smoking.
News regarding Gabapentin and Pregabalin (Lyrica, Alzain, Neurontin) prescriptions
The law is changing from 1st April 2019. Pregabalin and Gabapentin are being reclassified as controlled drugs. Please click the link below to read more on how this affects you.
Pregapalin and Gabapentin Patient Leaflet
Online Access - SystmOnline
You can now book/cancel appointments and order repeat medication on line.
To sign up you will need to bring photo ID to reception.
Over 75 Health Check
All patients over 75 who do not already attend the surgery for an annual review are welcome to book a health check with the health care assistant.
The health care assistant will check you blood pressure, weight, height, urine and enquire about any health needs. Please book with the receptionist if you wish to have a health check.
Friends and Family Results
Our Friends and Family results from our SMS service from July 2018 are as follows:
Our CQC inspection was on Tuesday 6th October 2015
Overall rating - GOOD
Click here to view the report in detail