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EMERGENCIES

If you need urgent medical advice during practice opening hours, please phone the surgery on 01623 550254.

If you need to see a doctor urgently when we are closed, please phone 111.  An operator will take some details and pass you through to our local out of hours GP service.

APPOINTMENTS

You DO NOT NEED TO CALL AT 8 o'clock in the morning for routine appointments.  If your problem is urgent, please call reception as early as you are able to and you will be seen in our Urgent Care Clinic.  Routine appointments can be booked up to 4 weeks in advance.  Some appointments can be booked online - please speak to reception to obtain a username and password.

CANCELLING AN APPOINTMENT

If you no longer need your appointment, it helps us and other patients if you can cancel your appointment as soon as possible.  This way, we can make sure the appointment can be offered to another patient.  You can cancel at reception, by telephone (01623 550254) or online.

STAFF TRAINING

The practice will be closed on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for essential staff training.

 

What is Pharmacy First?

Pharmacy First is a service provided by Community Pharmacies (Chemists).

It lets those who are eligible to use the service to get free advice and medicines for a range of minor ailments without the need to see your family doctor.  Pharmacy First offers you the opportunity to see your pharmacist without the need for an appointment.

Can I join Pharmacy First?

Yes, if you are registered with the doctor in Nottinghamshire County and you are exempt from paying prescription charges or hold a valid prescription prepayment certificate.

If you pay for your prescriptions, the pharmacist will still be able to help you, but you will need to pay for any medicines supplied.

Once you have registered you can use Pharmacy First whenever you need advice for ailments covered by the service.

No treatment can be provided for babies under 3 months old.  Babies under 3 months old should always be treated by your family doctor.  If in doubt check with pharmacy.

What ailments are covered?

  • Athlete's foot
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Earache
  • Fever/temperature
  • Hayfever
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Head Lice
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Sore throat
  • Teething
  • Threadworm
  • Vaginal Thrush
  • Warts and verrucas

Where can I access Pharmacy First?

You can access the service at most community pharmacies.  Look for the Pharmacy First logo or ask at the counter.

You are encouraged to use the Community Pharmacy where you registered for Pharmacy First.

 
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