Christmas opening hours
Week of 16th -
GP services available over the Christmas holidays
Across Greater Nottingham, you can book routine GP and Nurse appointments in the evening, at weekends and over bank holidays.
If you would like to arrange an appointment, or for more information on when and where appointments are available, speak to your practice receptionist. Please be aware that the appointment may take place at another GP Practice in the area.
If you need urgent medical advice when the surgery is closed, you should continue to call NHS 111.
Time to get festive but don’t forget your prescriptions
Running out of daily medication over the festive period could have serious consequences for patients who rely on them to control heart and breathing problems, so don’t leave it too late to order and collect repeat prescriptions this Christmas.
The busy festive period can make it difficult to remember the important, everyday things such as ordering repeat prescriptions. This is especially important, as those with long term conditions rely on their prescribed medication to help them keep their condition under control.
GP Practices have shorter opening hours during the Christmas holidays and the majority of pharmacies will also be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, so it’s important to order repeat prescriptions at least a week in advance so that the festive season can be enjoyed in good health.
Also double check you are prepared with sufficient over-
Local pharmacies can provide useful advice and help deal with minor ailments without people having to see their GP about winter bugs like coughs, colds, sore throats, stomach upsets and flu.
Stay well this winter
GP’s surgeries and A&E come under increasing pressure over the winter months, so 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 of options available, from self-
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-
“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.”
Top tips for staying well this winter
Nottinghamshire pharmacy opening times
As the Christmas holidays approach it’s important to remember that not all pharmacies will be open over the whole Christmas period, while most GP surgeries will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
So make sure you order any medication you need in plenty of time so you have a good supply during the festive period.
Pharmacy opening hours in Nottinghamshire can be found on the NHS Choices website (www.nhs.uk) along with information on walk-
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The Valley Surgery
81 Bramcote Lane
Nottingham NG9 4ET
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Flu season 2019
If you are over 65 or have a long term condition you may be eligible for a free NHS flu jab. Please call the surgery to book your appointment.
Wednesday 11th December 4.30 to 6.30pm at Chilwell Meadows Surgery.
Come and find out more about the Practice’s Patient Participation Group by having a chat with other group members whilst enjoying some festive refreshments. No need to book, just drop in!
Chilwell Meadows Surgery
Nottingham NG9 6DX
The Valley Surgery
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