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NEW CARERS HUB SUPPORT SERVICE

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CQC INSPECTION / REPORT

Following our inspection at the end of September 2016, we have now received our report which is available for perusal on the website Home Page. We were pleased to receive a GOOD RATING in all categories.

 PRESCRIPTIONS - Please note that our standard turnaround time is 2 WORKING DAYS.

GP REPORTS - We are often asked to complete Insurance Reports, Holiday Cancellation forms, Passport confirmations etc. This is NOT NHS WORK and in view of the extreme pressure on our core services at the present time, please note that these type of reports will take 15 WORKING DAYS to complete.

NEW URGENT CARE CENTRE ON LONDON ROAD, NOTTINGHAM - see FURTHER INFORMATION section for full details.

NAMED ACCOUNTABLE GP FOR ALL PATIENTS - see section LATEST NEWS for details.

FUTURE PULSE

Rivergreen has successfully met the standards for Future Pulse, a new project which aims to improve access to health services for children and young people  under 25

NHS FAMILY AND FRIENDS TEST 

Please complete, it's easy, just click on the Friend & Family Test option on the right of this page. 

 

ON LINE ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS. - To access any of our on line services, please ask at Reception or telephone the surgery to request an ON LINE REGISTRATION FORM.

In addition to booking appointments and ordering medication  patients will also be able to access their Summary Patient Record, on line, from 31 March 2015. Patients wishing to register for this service must complete an application form available from the surgery and supply photo ID. Additionally, full GP2GP Electronic Transfer of Medical Records will commence at the practice in March 2015.

With effect from 31 March 2016, patients will be able to access coded information in their on line record.

Latest National Patient Survey Results - JULY 2016

We were particularly pleased with our EASE OF GETTING THROUGH ON TELEPHONE score of 79 ( Nottingham CCG average - 72, National average - 73 ) - our best ever survey figure.

Out of Hours Service

With effect from 4 March 2013,  the out of hours service will be provided vis NHS 111 which is free from both landlines and mobiles.

Whilst your call will continue to be redirected if you ring the surgery number, our advice is

CALL 111 or if you have a life threatening medical emergency, dial 999.

Advance Booking of Appointments.

Following discussions at our Patient Reference Group, we have agreed to an increase in the time that patients are allowed to pre book some of our GP / Nurse appointments. Patients will now be allowed to book appointments up to 14 DAYS IN ADVANCE. Please note that this is not all appointments, just those designated as pre bookable. The vast majority will remain bookable on the day.

Patient Participation Group

Our next meeting will take place in Oct / Nov 2017 

ON LINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING

Many of our patients are now taking advantage of this new facility. It not only enables patients to book in advance but also allows them to book "on the day " appointments from 8.00am each day 

There is now a free app for your iphone,ipad or other Apple device to access SystmOnline 
Simply download from the App store

 

Long Term Conditions

Asthma

Cancer

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

COPD

Diabetes

Diabetes

diabetes word cloudDiabetes is a long-term (chronic) condition caused by too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is also known as diabetes mellitus. There are two types of diabetes - type 1 and type 2.

According to the charity Diabetes UK, more than two million people in the UK have the condition and up to 750,000 more are believed to have it without realising they do.

More than three-quarters of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes mellitus. This used to be known as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or maturity-onset diabetes mellitus. The number of people with type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing as it commoner in the overweight and obese, which is itself a growing problem.

The remainder have type 1 diabetes mellitus, which used to be known as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

What's the treatment for diabetes?

It's recognised that the sooner the blood sugar levels are brought under control, the better the long term prospects of preventing damage. Lifestyle advice about diet, weight management and regular activity is the first step.

Type 1 diabetes will require immediate insulin therapy, Type 2 diabetes will first be managed with a drug called Metformin, if lifestyle changes alone aren't effective. There are now several other drugs used in type 2 diabetes, although eventually some type 2 diabetics will need insulin therapy as it's a progressive disease


Diabetes UK - How to take a blood glucose test

There is further information and education on the Diabetes UK Video Site


Useful Links

Diabetes - Healthtalkonline
Healthtalkonline Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. An excellent resource compiled after interviewing a wide range of people suffering from heart disease.

Type 1 Diabetes
An excellent resource with useful information and references relating to Type 1 Diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes
A useful resource regarding Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK
Largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

NHS Choices
Further information about symptoms, treatment, causes and prevention of Diabetes


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

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