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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.

National Links

Please note: This list is neither complete or representative and no responsibility can be held for the quality of the groups. We hope however that they may be helpful and/or informative. Links sometimes change or pages close.

General Health Information

National Health Service

ONEYOU

Patients Forum

Care Quality Commision (CQC)

Blood Transfusion Service

NHS Organ Donor Register

General Practice Notebook - A UK Medical Encyclopaedia

Surgery Door - A patient advice site

Internet Drug Database

National Institute for Clincal Excellence

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Childline

Notts NHS App

WHO - The World Health Organisation

Patient - UK

Patient Association

Department of Health

Citizens Advice Bureau

Equlity and Human Right Commission

King's Fund - An independent health policy charity

National Associations, Groups & Information Pages- Links

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)

ADD Information Services (ADDISS) - Attention Deficit Disorder

Age Concern England

AIDS/HIV:Terence Higgins Trust

Alzheimer' s Disease Society

Arthritis Care

Arthritis Research Campaign

Asthma & Allergy Research

National Asthma Campaign

Anthony Nolan Trust

National Autistic Society

Royal National Institute for the Blind

Breastfeeding Network

Breastfeeding Advice Page

Carers Federation

Colon Cancer Concern

Coeliac Society

National Association for Colitis and Crohn's (NACC)

British Colostomy Association

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Royal National Institute for Deaf People

Diabetes

Disabled Living Foundation

Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (RADAR)

Down's Syndrome Association

British Dyslexia Association

Easy Health

National Eczema Society

Epilepsy

Gingerbread - for lone parent families

Haemophilia Society

Headway - UK national charity for head injury

British Heart Foundation

Help The Aged

Hepatitis Network

Huntingdon's Disease Association

IBS Network - Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Infertility

UK National Kidney Federation

British Liver Trust

British Lung Foundation

Lymphoma Association

Marie Stopes - for family planning

ME Association

MENCAP

Meningitis Research Foundation

National Meningitis Trust

Mental Health Foundation

Miscarriage Association

MIND - for mental health problems

Multiple Sclerosis Society

NCT - National Childbirth Trust

National Osteoporosis Society

NSPCC

Palliative Care

Perthes Association

Prostate Help Association

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN)

RELATE - for relationship problems

RETHINK for severe mental illness formerly National Schizophrenia Fellowship

SANE - Charity concerned with mental illness

SCOPE - for cerebral palsy

Shelter - A charity for the Homeless

Sickle Cell Society

Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (SIDS) - Cot Death

Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus

UK Thalassaemia Society

British Thoracic Society

British Tinnitus Association

Twins & Multiple Births Association

Royal College of Psychiatrists Weblinks

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Behavioural Therapies

Bereavementl

Carers

Children and Young People

Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

Debt and Mental Health

Depression

Drugs and Alcohol

Eating Disorders

Elderly

Gender

General Health Advice

General Mental Health Advice

Learning/Developmental Disabilities

Manic Depression

Men

Mental Health Act

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Patients' Rights

Personality Disorder

Phobias and Anxiety

Physical Activity and Exercise

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Professional Bodies

Relationships

Research and Policy Organisations

Schizophrenia

Self-Harm

Sleep

Spirituality

Stress

Women/Childbirth



 
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