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.

GDPR Information

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.

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Welcome to Rainworth Surgery

Coronavirus latest patient information:

COVID-19 Vaccination toolkit- Edition 1 (

Rainworth Surgery patients:

When you request to have an appointment you will be triaged over the phone as and when we are able to do so, capacity dependant.

Baby immunisations, dressings and injection appointments can be booked as normal.

IMPORTANT, if you are experiencing any symptoms such as a new persistent cough, or fever and high temperature, you should NOT attend the surgery.

This is also the case if you are currently self-isolating.

If you have an appointment booked and are unsure, please call the surgery and speak to a receptionist.

Please bear in mind this is an extremely busy time and call volumes are likely to be high.

We are acting in line with current national guidance, which you will appreciate might change.

Should any changes arise, we will of course keep you informed.

Influenza Season 2020/2021: The flu season is upon us once again, as you can appreciate this year will be particularly challenging.  Please note: patients in the 50 to 64 year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for this age group until then.  This is to ensure that those most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50 to 64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from flu, you will be invited earlier.

We wish to thank all our patients for your support during this busy time.

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.

What to do if you have symptoms

Stay at home for 14 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Read the advice about staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 10 days

Advice in other parts of the UK

For region specific information and advice in:

  • England visit
  • Wales visit
  • Scotland visit
  • Northern Ireland visit HSC
  • Ireland visit HSE
  • Rainworth Surgery does not have any 'testing facilities' for Corona Virus at the Surgery.

  • For SICK NOTES for patients with CORONA VIRUS or SELF ISOLATING due to a Family Member, the advice is to self certify for one week, then contact 111 for a code.  Please do not call  or come into the surgery.
  • Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on

  • 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.

Friends and Family Test - Comments from October 2019 responses

Thank you to those patients who have completed the Friends & Family Survey.

We received 55 responses for October 2019,  38 Extremely Likely and 12 Likely to recommend us to their Family or Friends.  5 Patient was unsure.  We have therefore achieved 91% overall.

Thank you to all the patients who have completed the survey, we appreciate your comments.

If you would like to leave a response please go the 'Friend & Family Test' link to the right of this reading pane, under Have your say, or fill out a form when you next visit the surgery.  There is also the option to complete the Friends & Family Survey on our new messaging service 'MJog' Thank you 

Registering for Online Access

Please see our reception staff and register for Online Access - this will allow you to request repeat prescriptions, see your summary care record which includes your name, date of birth, address, telephone number which you can then check for accuracy and let us know if something needs changing.  The summary care record also includes your repeat medication and recent acute medication, your allergies and sensitivities.  You will also able to apply for access to your coded record.

The government set practices a target of 25% of patients to be registered for Online Access by 31st March 2017, with this target increasing this year.  Please help us to achieve our target.

A number of SMS messages asking patients to register for this have also been sent out.  You will need to come to Reception and bring photo ID and proof of address ie utility bill, in order that we can generate your User ID and password. It is really easy to access our online services via this web site and order your repeat prescription.

Thank you for helping us achieve our target, our reception staff will look forward to helping you with your online access requests.

DUE TO THE CURRENT HEALTH CONCERN - CORONAVIRUS (COVID - 19) we have been advised to suspend access to book online appointments for the time being.

Did Not Attend (DNA) Appointments

No Data collated for the time being due to the CORONOVIRUS OUTBREAK.

Get Well, Keep Well

Prescription Ordering

We have ceased taking prescription requests on the telephone. Please order online, through the pharmacy, or use the automated order line by selecting option 3 on the telephone. You can also post your request in the Prescription Box situated outside the entrance to the right on the wall. (Due to Corona Virus please do not come into the building with prescription requests).

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.

Join In

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.

What we do with any personal data you may give us: click on the link below to find out more.

Patient Privacy Notice

Check Your Heart Age: click on the link below and find out your heart age.

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