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The practice will be closed on Thursday 19th May from 12.00 until Friday 20th May at 8am for compulsory staff training. In a non emergency call 111 In an emergency call 999. Assistance is also available at the Urgent Care Centre, London Road, Nottingham 

Unfortunately at this time we are experiencing a large number of staff shortages. Please accept our apologise if you experience and delay in services. We are working extremely hard to manage the situation.

Please note: The Practice does not perform blood tests for private clinics. These need to be done on a private basis and arranged by the private clinic themselves.

Please do not contact your practice to book vaccinations for covid-19. Please book via the National Booking Service https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

BOOSTER DOSE ELIGIBILITY 

Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have already had 2 doses of a vaccine. 

You will be offered a booster dose 6 months (182 days) after you had your 2nd dose.

 You will be contacted to let you know when it’s your turn to have a booster dose. 

How to book your vaccination: 

There are a number of ways for you to book your booster vaccination:

National Vaccination Program - You may have received an NHS letter from the National Covid teams, inviting you to book at a vaccine centre. Book or manage a booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk) or you can call 119 to book an appointment, if you are eligible.  

How you can help: 

  • Make sure your contact details are up to date – mobile phone number / email
  • Have your NHS number available
  • Please don’t contact your GP practice, await your invite. You will be invited in priority order 

Please Note: You will only be eligible for your booster vaccination 182 days (6 months) after your 2nd dose. 

 

Third doses for people who are immunosuppressed

People who were immunosuppressed at the time of their 1st / 2nd Covid-19 vaccination may require a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine – this is not a booster. It is a third dose to ensure that such people receive the same protection given by two doses for those with normal immune systems. 

Letters are being sent from specialist teams at the hospitals to invite those eligible to receive their vaccine. People who are eligible can then walk into any of our vaccination sites with their eligibility letter to receive this third dose. Please note, you will still need to receive a booster dose six months from the date of your third primary course dose. 

If a person believes they are eligible for this third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, but have not been contacted by the specialist team from the hospital they can contact their GP or hospital consultant to discuss eligibility and provision of an appropriate letter.

Covid-19 guidance:

Currently it will still be mandatory to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing within Musters Medical Practice. This is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and our patients, some of which are extremely vulnerable.

This guidance will be subject to regular review, with the safety of staff and patients paramount to this decision.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding during this time.

For advice on how to book a Covid-19 vaccination or request a test, please see: nhs.uk/covid-19

For current Covid-19 restrictions, please see: gov.uk/covid-19

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

 

There is also a link for you to add to websites for a guide on how to use the app

 

How to Register - Notts NHS App

If you haven’t received your 1st or 2nd dose Covid Vaccination you can contact the Rushcliffe PCN Covid Vaccination Team to book an appointment.

Email: ruccg.rushcliffe-boosterprogramme@nhs.net

Stay Alert - Control The Virus - Save Lives

As part of safeguarding patients and staff, patients are only permitted to enter the practice building if they are wearing a face mask. Although not a substitute for social distancing the use of face masks by both patients and staff will help to protect and manage the risk of further spread of the virus. The NHS is not able to provide masks for patients who are expected to obtain them themselves before coming to the building. Further guidance on staying safe outside your home and in the workplace can be found on the gov.uk website.

 

Coronavirus: (Covid-19) - The following information is up to date as of March 2022

The NHS in England 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.

If you or anyone you live with have symptoms such as a high temperature (greater that 37.8C) or a new continuous cough, you should ring 119 to arrange a test for Covid-19. If you test positive for covid you should isolate for 5 days after which you need to perform negative two lateral flow tests on successive days before you should return to work.

Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. If symptoms persist or worsen use the on-line 111 coronavirus service at 111.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.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

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.

If you need a sick note for your employer as a result of having to self isolate because of coronavirus DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY but go to the 111 website to get your own fit note

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

  • You can find help and advice from Public Health England at

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-England 

Further information is also available at www.nhs.uk.

Practice Charter

    • You will be treated with courtesy and respect by all Practice personnel.

    • An urgent appointment with a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner will be available on the same day.

    • A non-urgent appointment with a doctor will be offered within 72 hours

    • Our standard is to see 80% of patients within 20 minutes of their appointment time. If you have waited longer than this please ask the Receptionist for an explanation.

    • We aim to answer the telephone within thirty seconds.

    • An appointment with a Practice Nurse will be available within three working days.

    • Requests for repeat prescriptions will be dealt with within 48 hours. This can be in person, by post, by FAX (0115 9813117), via the internet or by the local Pharmacists.

    • All comments and suggestions about the service are welcome. Please use the box provided in the waiting area, via the Patient Participation Group or via the internet:               (www.mustersmedicalpractice.co.uk)

    • If you have a complaint please speak to any member of staff. Your complaint will be dealt with in a professional and efficient manner.

    • We wish to make the as accessible as possible. If you have hearing, visual or physical difficulties please let the receptionist know so that we can enable you to fully use our services.

Patient’s Responsibilities

    • If you are unable to attend for an appointment please let us know so that we can offer it to someone else.

    • If you are late for your appointment you may be asked to rebook at another time. Try to let us know in advance if you are going to be unavoidably delayed, so that we can make alternative arrangements to help you.

    • A home visit should only be requested for those who are unable to come to the surgery because of serious illness or infirmity. Please ring the surgery before 10.00am if at all possible.

    • An urgent appointment is for an urgent medical problem. Please speak to the Receptionist if you require a sick note or repeat prescription.

    • We would ask you to be patient if the Doctor is running late. This is often due to unforeseeable emergencies but please ask for an explanation from the Receptionist.

    • Make a separate appointment for each patient that needs to be seen. This allows the Doctor enough time to treat each patient with the time that they deserve.

    • Please act in a responsible and courteous manner whilst on the Practice premises for the safety and comfort of others.

    • Please treat all surgery staff, fellow patients, carers and visitors politely and with respect. Violence or verbal harassment will not be tolerated or accepted, you may be asked to register at another surgery if this behaviour occurs.


 
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