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We would like to welcome Dr Tom Robinson (GP Registrar)back to the surgery. 

Dr Robinson will be working Mondays ,Tuesday , Thursdays and Fridays. 

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There will be extra Saturday opening for Flu vaccinations ONLY on Saturday 14th October and Saturday 21st October. More details to follow soon.

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With GP’s surgeries and A&E coming under increasing pressure , we’re asking you to consider whether you can self care if your illness is not serious.

 

Coughs, colds and other minor illnesses can often be managed with a visit to your local pharmacist, but if your symptoms persist we recommend you book an appointment with your GP.

 

We understand that some health problems get worse as the weather gets colder, and we want you to be able to access the right service for your health care needs.

 

There are lots options available, from self-treatment to advice in a pharmacy, GP services, the NHS 111 number, mental health services, walk-in and urgent care centres and A&E.

 

Gedling GP, and Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group’s clinical lead, Dr James Hopkinson says: “Often people needing medical help go straight to A&E when there may be another more appropriate service available, such as their GP, pharmacist, NHS 111 or their local walk-in or urgent care centre, all of which may be better placed to help.

 

“People tend to get better advice and faster treatment when they need it if they choose the right NHS service for their symptoms or illness, so I’d ask them to consider carefully before going straight to A&E.”

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The sun and skin health

It’s very important to ensure that your skin isn’t exposed to the sun for long periods, as this can lead to sunburn and make you more susceptible to skin cancer. Anyone can develop skin cancer, so it’s important to protect yourself whatever your skin type.

Protecting your skin

  • Use sunscreen of at least sun protection factor (SPF) 15 with four or five stars. Apply it generously and top up regularly if you’re going to be outside for a while. The sunscreen’s star rating shows its ability to protect your skin from damage and premature ageing.
  • Apply sunscreen to any uncovered parts of your body. A hat will protect your head, face, ears and eyes.
  • Choose sunglasses that have a CE mark, UV400 label or a statement that they offer 100 per cent UV (ultraviolet) protection.
  • When the weather is hot, your skin may also feel drier than usual. Using moisturiser can help keep your skin healthy.
  • If you have moles or brown patches on your skin, they usually remain harmless. But if they bleed, or change size, shape or colour, show them to your GP without delay. For more information on checking moles, visit the Cancer Research UK SunSmart website.

Sun exposure and vitamin D

Although it’s important to protect your skin, some direct exposure to the sun is essential for the production of vitamin D.

Don’t let your skin burn, but try to go outside once or twice every day without sunscreen for around 10 minutes from May to September. The more of your skin that is exposed, the better your chance of making enough vitamin D.

There are some food sources of vitamin D – salmon, sardines and other oily fish, eggs and fortified spreads – but sunshine is the major source.

The Government recommends vitamin D supplements for some groups of the population, including people aged 65 and over.

If you think you could be at risk of not getting enough vitamin D, particularly if you are housebound or cover your skin for cultural reasons, raise this with your GP. Always speak to your GP before starting to take a vitamin supplement or over-the-counter medicine on a daily basis.

Dehydration and overheating

Extreme heat and dry conditions can cause you to dehydrate and your body to overheat.

It’s important to eat a balanced diet to help your body replace any salt you lose by sweating.  Aim to drink 6 – 8 glasses of liquid a day, and more if it’s hot.

You may also need to be careful if you’re taking some types of medication that affect water retention. Speak to your GP if you’re concerned.

Watch out for certain signs – particularly for muscle cramps in your arms, legs or stomach, mild confusion, weakness or sleep problems. If you have any of these, rest in a cool place and drink plenty of fluids. Seek medical advice if your symptoms persist or worsen.

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Going on Holiday abroad?

Please remember to check with the Nurse if you need any vaccinations and get your appointment booked well in advance. See the information in the clinic and services tab at the top of the page.

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Please remember that we are running walk in sessions (see below for details)so you can come and have an appointment without the need to call to book one.

If you are able to come in to the surgery between 7am and 6:30pm you can talk to the reception team who will help you with any inquires.

 WALK IN SESSIONS EXPLAINED

Trentside have  ‘walk in sessions’ every day and these

have proved to be quite popular with patients.

We have received some feedback and it was thought that the process of

booking in to these sessions needed to be made clearer.

Day

Start time

Booking in time

Monday

8:30am

8:30am-11:00

Tuesday

8:30am

8:30am-10:00am

Wednesday

8:30am

8:30am-11:00am

Thursday

8:30am

8:30am-11:00

Friday

8:30am

8:30am-11:00

 These sessions are run by Senior Clinicians who are experienced in dealing with

most medical problems. Any issues arising during your appointment will be dealt

with appropriately. Patients presenting between the times written above, will be

seen.

Remember these sessions are a ‘walk in’ so this will involve you sitting and waiting

to be called. You will be seen in the order of your arrival.

Unfortunately we cannot give an exact time.

Please note the reception team will ‘book you in’ from 8:30am



Please note our up coming practice closure for staff training is Thursday August 31st and Thursday September 14th.



The Surgery will be closed from 12:30pm on the above dates. We will re-post closer to the time and remind people.

Police forces have become aware of a fraud circulating targeting elderly and vulnerable members of the community.

Some people have received telephone calls from a caller who purports to be from a GP surgery and asks for an appointment to discuss the persons health or mobility needs. During the appointment, the older person is persuaded to buy mobility aids which are either unnecessary or inappropriate and always expensive.

If you receive a call like this, please check with your GP surgery first before agreeing to a visit.

  
We are delighted to have received our feedback from the CQC. Please follow the link below to view the Trentside Medical Group, CQC, Intelligent Monitoring Report.
 
 
Important Notice:

We have recently endured a very disturbing level of foul language and aggressive behaviour directed at the staff at Trentside Medical Group on an almost daily basis.

This kind of behaviour will NOT be tolerated.

Anyone who causes a member of staff to feel humiliated,intimidated or offended will be removed from the practice list with immediate effect.

Our staff are here to help....please treat them with respect.

Thank you.

Electronic Prescription Service  

A new way to get your medicines and appliances from 19th May.

For more details select the Prescription tab above.

Patient Participation Report.

The report is available to view on this website see link on the right of this page.Please keep a look out for the full results of the recent questionnaire circulated at both sites appearing on the noticeboards around the waiting rooms.

Upcoming Practice Learning Time(PLT) events

 Occasionally we undertake essential training for both clinical and administration staff and close from 12:30pm.Please keep a lookout for the times displayed on this site and in Trentside reception area.

Childhood Flu Vaccination

Is your child aged between 2 and 4?

Children aged Two, Three and Four years are now being offered the flu vaccine.  Flu can be a very unpleasant illness in children causing fever, stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, aching muscles and joints, and extreme tiredness, often lasting for several days.

The children's flu vaccination programme is being introduced in stages, and this year the vaccine is being offered to children born between the 2nd September 2009 and 1st September 2012.

The vaccine is given as a nasal spray and is easy to give and painless.

If you would like you child vaccinated this year please call us on 0115 9614 583 to book their first appointment.

Please visit this page regularly for updates.

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