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Coronavirus

Our current standard patient guidance is as follows:

The latest information on symptoms of coronovirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

Everyone is being reminded to follow the public health advice on the NHS website to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus.


Early Surgery Closure - Wednesday 9th September 2020

We will be closing early on Wednesday 9th September for staff training.

Our surgeries and phone lines will be open until 12:30PM, please ensure any prescriptions are collected before this time if necessary.

If you have any medical emergencies after the lines have closed, please call 111.


New Telephone System

The new telephone system should now be operational at Old Station Surgery and Kirk Hallam Surgery.
This new system will see just one number being used: 0115 9301105
From there, the caller has a number of options to choose from:

1 - Appointments
2 - Appointment cancelling
3 - Home visits
4 - Enquiries

There was an issue with a piece of equipment received at our Cotmanhay surgery,
meaning there has been a slight delay setting up the new system there.

Thank you for your continued patience with any disruptions to our service during this time.

The Old Station Surgery team


 New Service - Online Triage

Our new service allows you to tell us about your problem and request medical advice using your smartphone, tablet or PC.

Visit the homepage of our website or click here to begin.


Social Prescribing

Many things affect your health and wellbeing. GPs tell us that a lot of people visit them feeling isolated or lonely. Or they might be stressed out by work, money and housing problems. Sometimes it’s the stress of managing different long-term conditions.

That’s where social prescribing comes in. It starts with a conversation. It might be the conversation you’ve just had with your doctor. Or with another person in the practice team. They will refer you to a social prescribing link worker.

The link worker is there to listen to you, and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you to feel better.

Please click here for a leaflet on social prescribing


Flu appointments now available!

We now have appointments available for all patient groups, including:

- Any patient aged 65 and over

- Any patient aged under 65 that fall into a risk category

We also have nasal flu vaccinations available for all children whose date of birth falls between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2017

Please call our appointments line on 0115 9301105 to book your appointment!


Newsletter - Autumn 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:

Newsletter - Autumn 2019


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:

NCDA Poster


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 June 2019 are as follows:

June 2019 FandF


CQC INSPECTION

Our CQC inspection was on Tuesday 6th October 2015

Overall rating - GOOD

Click here to view the report in detail

Health News from the BBC and the NHS

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