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Rainworth SurgeryRainworth Primary Care CentreWarsop LaneRainworth, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0ADTel: 01623 794293
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)
On the 25th May 2018 a new European Law came into play for all organisations.
Please notify reception if you are happy for us to contact you via Letter, Telephone Call or Text.
Failing to do this could affect your health care as Rainworth Surgery is legally required to work within the new regulation and requires explicit consent from our patients for specific forms of contact.
Shingles Vaccine Please consider a Shingles vaccination if you are 70-73 and your birthday is between 2 September 1942 and 1 September 1946, or 78-79 with your birthday 2 September 1936 - 1 September 1938, ask at Reception for further information.
Minor Surgery Clinic
Minor surgery clinics are arranged by need, please see a GP in order to discuss your needs.
Joint Injection Clinic
Dr Bolsher and Dr Wilkins offer joint injections, these can be carried out at your usual appointment. Please make sure that you tell the receptionist that your appointment is for a joint injection. You will need to have seen a GP prior to this appointment.
Minor injuries such as sprains, bumps and minor cuts can be seen at the practice. Please call and ask for an appointment.
We provide advice on all aspects of birth control during surgery consultations. Please make an appointment to see a nurse for contraception advice.
Dr Huggard carries out coil fitting and removal also implant insertion and removals. Please make an appointment with her to disucss this before making an appointment for fitting or removal. When making fitting appointments please tell the receptionist as it will need a longer time allocated.
Chronic Disease Management
This includes diabetes, asthma, COPD, heart disease and stroke. Patients will be invited for an annual review by the Practice Nurse but can make an appointment with the Practice Nurse between these times if they have any concerns about their condition.
If you’re aged 40-74 and have not been diagnosed with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease or certain types of dementia, you are entitled to a free NHS health check. We also offer well woman and well man health checks with a Healthcare Assistant. Please ask at reception or call to book a health check.
Every autumn we have seasonal flu vaccine clinics. These are mainly for patients 65 and over, immuno-compromised patients, diabetics, those with chronic conditions including chest problems (eg asthma and bronchitis), heart problems (eg angina), kidney problems and pregnant ladies.
There is also a vaccine called Pneumovax II available at any time against bacterial chest infections and pneumonia recommended for the same patients.
Eight week checks are performed by GPs. Baby vaccinations are also given at this time or alternative times are available if required. Click here for more information about the current vaccination schedule
Smoking Cessation - SmokeFreeLife Nottinghamshire
Stop smoking clinics are held at the practice on Friday afternoons between 3pm and 6pm. Please ask the Receptionist for a 'Cheque' which you can fill out, hand back to the Receptionist and the Smoking Cessation Advisor will collect on her next visit to the practice.
For further details contact: 0800 246 5343, or 0115 772 2515.
You can also Text QUIT to 66777
or email firstname.lastname@example.org or look at the web site www.smokefreelifenottinghamshire.co.uk
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you should visit NHS Choices using the link http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1071.aspx?CategoryID=67
This takes you to the page 'Which travel vaccinations are free?', scroll down to the section: 'Which travel vaccinations do I need?', click the link 'Fit for Travel', opening a long list of countries, click on the country, or countries you require information for. This will open a page giving a wealth of advice and which immunisations are needed for that country. You should print this information out to bring to your appointment.
Make an appointment with the nurse for the immunisations needed, bringing the printed information with you including which immunisations are needed.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel, you may need a further follow up appointment dependant on the course of vaccinations undertaken. Not all of these vaccines are stock items and some may have to be ordered. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to be effective to ensure you have adequate protection.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. More information can be found on NHS Choices.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Smoke Free Life:
Unfortunately we no longer offer smoking sensation appointments with our nurse.
However, if you are interested in stopping smoking please contact Reception who will put your name in a book. Smoke Free Life will then contact you directly once they have picked up your name and invite you to attend one of their weekly sessions held here at the Surgery.
For more information please speak to a member of our reception team.
If you would like help losing weight, you can self refer by contacting Change Point, which is funded by the Nottinghamshire County Council and is a personalised, free local weight management service for you.
For more information, you can call on 03330 050092Reduced rate number, Mon-Fri 8am- 6pm 24 hour voicemail
Or visit the website here
Lets Talk- Wellbeing is a primary care psychological therapy service which runs a self referral scheme across Nottinghamshire. It is a free NHS psychological service offering assessment and treatments for people who experience mental health problems such as depression, anxiety or stress. Lets Talk-Wellbeing provides a range of face to face talking therapies, groups and computerised self help materials to treat mental health difficulties that affect 1 in 4 of us at some time in our life.
Lets Talk Counsellors work from Rainworth Surgery most days seeing clients. You can self refer by collecting a self referral form from Rainworth Surgery reception, or alternatively you can complete the secure and confidential self-referral online at www.letstalkwellbeing.co.uk
Let's Talk Wellbeing600 The Wells RoadNottinghamNG3 3AATel: 01159 560888
Fit for Work referrals now available for all GPs in England and Wales
As of 22 July 2015, all GPs across England and Wales can refer their employed patients for a free and independent occupational health assessment if they have been, or are likely to be, off work for four weeks or more due to illness.
Referral to Fit for Work is voluntary, and is suitable for any employed person who has a realistic prospect of returning to work and for whom returning to work will not adversely affect their health. The assessment culminates in a personalised Return to Work Plan providing a schedule for a person’s return to work along with signposting to helpful services based around their needs.
GPs will continue to make decisions on day-to-day health care matters. When a GP makes a referral, Fit for Work will not have access to GPs’ notes, but only to any existing fit notes and any further information considered by GPs to be relevant to the absence or current treatment. Employers remain responsible for decisions on managing absence and paying statutory sick pay, and will now have access to better independent information when doing so. By autumn 2015, employers will be able to refer their eligible employees to Fit for Work themselves without the need to go via GPs.
To find out more, visit the Fit for Work website where you can sign up for updates.
SMART Recover runs mutual support meetings where through open and confidential discussion, they help themselves and eachother recover from any kind of addictive behaviour.
The local SMART Recovery meetings are held on Thursdays between 1.00pm and 2.30pm at Hettys, 23 Woodhouse Road, Marlborough House, Mansfield.Contact 07526670754
The Citizens Advice aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people's lives.
They provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.
You can access information and advice on:Advice Line (0344) 411 1444
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