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Welcome to Kirkby Health Centre
CQC RATING GOOD (August 2018)
CQC Report 2018
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
PLEASE NOTE - blood tests
A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one, but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
Easing of restrictions - 19 July 2021
The Prime Minister announced that from 19th July we would be entering the final stage of Englands lock down roadmap. This means that from 19th July face masks will no longer be legally required in public areas and social distancing rules will no longer be in place.
However, this is not recommended for health care settings and we will continue to ask colleagues, patients and visitors to wear a mask at all times whilst in our surgery and also to remember to wash and gel their hands regularly whilst also social distancing. We have a duty of care to our vulnerable patients and staff to help keep them safe.
Please help to try to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 by working together to help to keep everyone safe.
The Covid-19 Vaccination Programme
The Covid-19 vaccination programme has begun. When it is your turn to be vaccinated, the NHS will contact you. Please do not contact the NHS.
In Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, a few different health and care organisations including hospitals, GP practices, care homes and others are working together on the Covid-19 vaccination programme. This means when it is your turn to be vaccinated, this may not be at your GP practice. You will be told where to go for your appointment and how to book.
In line with expert guidance, the first priority for vaccination is care home residents and staff, people over the age of 80 and frontline health and care workers.
We understand a lot of people want to be vaccinated and would like to reassure you this will happen. Please be patient and wait to be contacted.
For further information on why you are being asked to wait for your Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information on the GOV.UK website.
Appointments - COVID19
At the present time and until further notice we will be triaging all appointments.
If you would like to see the GP or nurse please ring the surgery on 01623 752454 and we will arrange a telephone triage appointment for you.
If you are asked to attend a face to face appointment please ensure you are wearing a face covering. For more information on how to wear a face covering please visit. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering
Coronavirus - COVID 19
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital, Visit 111.nhs.uk or Call 111 for advice if you have any flu like symptoms.
Further information is available on www.nhs.uk.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
And further information is available on www.nhs.uk.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
The Health Centre is accessible for the disabled
Did you know you can now book GP Appointments in Mid Nottinghamshire on evenings and weekends?
All GP Surgeries across Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood can now offer evening and weekend routine GP appointments. These appointments are available to all residents who are registered with a GP Practice in Mid Nottinghamshire.
The appointment may not take place at your usual GP surgery, but at another nearby. Your GP surgery will be able to provide you with more information about the location at the time of booking an appointment. Here is a list of the GP Surgeries in your area. Please click on the name of surgery that the receptionist provided you with for further information and directions including any parking information.
Appointments are available up to 8pm on a weekday, Saturdays mornings and Sundays from 9am – 1pm.
Please note Sunday appointments are currently only available at Forest Medical Practice, Rosemary Street Health Centre, NG19 6AB. This is located just off Chesterfield Road very close to the Civic Centre with free car parking available. There is a pharmacy next to the surgery, which is open until 10pm 7 days per week. The surgery is accredited as Dementia friendly, has disability access and is within easy reach of the town centre. We are currently working with partners to look at possibilities in Newark and further information will be available on our websites shortly.
Please note that these appointments are for non-emergencies and are pre-bookable only.
If you find that you no longer need your appointment please cancel it so that these can be offered to other patients.
For further information please speak to your GP Surgery. A frequently asked questions information sheet has been produced in partnership with some of our practice managers and GPs and can be found here. A Patient Information Leaflet has also been produced which can be found here.
If you would like to share your experience or discuss any issues around GP Extended Access then please contact our Patient Experience Team on Telephone: 0800 0283 693 press Option 1 or Email: NSHCCG.Pet-North@nhs.net
If you would like any information in another language or format, please contact us on contact details above.
(Site updated 13/09/2021)