Our September Newsletter is here!
(Posted September 2020)
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Coronavirus: Looking after children and young people
(Posted May 2020)
Adapting our lives during the Coronavirus pandemic is difficult for everyone; we are living through a challenging time, where our daily routine, activities and interactions have all drastically changed. It is important to take into consideration that children and young people are going through the same thing. This may alter their mood, behaviour and productivity.
When living with/looking after children and young people during this time, it can be especially confusing to know what the best course of action is if they are unwell or injured and how to help them cope with their mental health and well-being.
Although it is rarely severe, coronavirus is infectious to children. However, if your child is unwell it is more likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself. Nonetheless, the Royal Collage of Paediatric and Child Health have provided a useful guide on the appropriateness of using self-care, contacting NHS 111, ringing your GP Practice and when to call 999 or attend A&E. (insert website or PDF link)
If you, your child, or young person is feeling overwhelmed, Every Mind Matters is a great website to visit. It is an NHS service, that has been specifically designed to provide advice, guidance, and support for each individual and situation, with their mental health and wellbeing.
Most importantly, please remember that your best is good enough! Looking after children and young people is challenging enough, without the added stress, confusion and anxiousness that is going on in the world around us.
NHS issued text: follow up message
A text designed for people in at risk groups was sent to patients registered at GP practices across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire yesterday (24/03/2020).
Following this Dr. Thilan Bartholomeuz NHS Clinical Lead and local GP said:
“Our advice to local people is to follow government advice and stay home.
“This week NHS services will be contacting people with a range of severe health conditions urging them to self-isolate for 12 weeks. In the meantime we have texted all local patients to underline the government advice about staying home and explain that some patients will receive more detailed advice about their health condition soon.
“Many patients who receive the text will not be in an at-risk category and we apologise if this was unclear from our text message. Please do not contact your GP about the message.
“We would urge people to follow government advice and avoid social contact unless completely necessary. By staying home you can help protect our NHS and stay safe and well.”
For more advice visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for Full guidance on staying at home and away from others
Social prescribing is the kind of care that doesn’t come in a tube or bottle. It’s a way to support you in having more control over your own health and well-being. Helping you find ways to improve how you feel in a way that suits you.
Our practice has a Social Prescribing Link Worker. Someone who will listen to you and help you identify your health and well-being goals, then work with you to link with groups and/or activities in our community that may help with your overall sense of well-being.
If you feel you could benefit from social prescribing, please speak to our reception team about a referral to our Link Worker.
C-Card now available in practice
Southglade Medical Practice is now a C-Card scheme member!
The C-Card scheme is a service commissioned by the local authority for young people aged between 13-24 in Nottingham City to provide free condoms, lube, sexual health information, and advice.
If you are registered with Southglade Medical Practice and are thinking of having sex, have already started, or are just concerned about the risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections, then a C-Card is for you. Just ask to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.
If you are not registered with Southglade Medical Practice but already have a C-Card, we are now a registered pick-up point for condoms and you can obtain them from reception.
Have your say! Join our PPG.
Are you interested in getting involved with the practice? Why not join our Patient Participation Group (PPG) where you can provide feedback on our services and participate in discussing or raising suggestions for how the practice can support patients more. Meetings will only take place once every 2 months, but you can also get involved by email if you cannot attend in person. Click here for more details on how you can join!
We're here for you, for longer!
(Posted July 2019)
With effect from 1st July, the surgery now opens earlier on alternate Wednesdays and Thursdays so we can offer EXTRA GP appointments from 7:30am. Ideal if you require an appointment before work or school. Please enquire at reception to book.
Charity Jumble Sale raises £287.80
(Posted May 2019)
In early April we held a jumble sale for Southglade's chosen charity of the year - the Jorja Rose Foundation. The foundation supports children and their families who are fighting cancer, and was set up by Jorja Rose’s parents after she died from brain cancer aged just 2 years and 10 months old. Jorja Rose was a patient here at Southglade and we are proud to support the amazing work of the charity.
The Jumble Sale took place on Saturday 6th April at the practice, and we had that many donations that we kept the sale going for a few weeks in the reception area! We're delighted to have raised £287.80 for the Foundation and would like to thank all patients and staff who supported us in raising this fantastic amount! You can find out more about the Jorja Rose Foundation by clicking here.
Easter Opening Hours
(Posted April 2019)
Please note that the surgery will be closed on Good Friday (19th April) and Easter Monday (22nd April).
If you require any repeat medication that is due to run out over this period, please allow plenty of time to request it. Requests can take up to 48 hours to be processed but will take slightly longer over Easter weekend.
Welcome to Health Street!
(Posted March 2019)
Nottingham City GP Alliance have recently launched 'Health Street', a series of videos created especially for patients. Video topics vary from simple self-care measures to background on how GP surgeries operate. Click here to watch the first few videos.
"Good" start to 2019 for Southglade Medical Practice!
(Posted Feb 2019)
We're delighted to share that we were awarded a "Good" rating after our CQC inspection in November 2018. This is a fantastic milestone for our practice and we'd like to thank our practice team and patient community for their support. For more info, check out this article on the NCGPA website or read the report over on the CQC website.
How long will my symptoms last?
(Posted Jan 2019)
Are you suffering with a sore throat, ear ache or cold symptoms? Sometimes a visit to your local pharmacist could be more useful than seeing your GP. Here's a handy leaflet that explains these symptoms, how long you can expect them to last and how to treat them. Click here to read it.
We are now a Parkrun practice!
(Posted Jan 2019)
Did you know that Southglade Medical Practice is now a Parkrun practice? Come along every Saturday at 9am at Bestwood Country Park (NG6 8UE). All abilities welcome – you can walk, run, jog or volunteer! No need to pre-register, just turn up! For more info, please click here.
Flu jabs have arrived!
(Posted Oct 2018)
If you're pregnant / over 65 / have a long-term condition, call the surgery today on 0115 977 0224 to book an appointment for your flu jab.
Notice for new patients
(Posted Oct 2018)
If you have recently registered at our practice and were registered previously at a different practice, please ensure that if you attend any hospital clinics you let them know that you have recently registered at Southglade Medical Practice. This will ensure that any correspondence sent from the hospital to your GP will be sent directly to us at the practice to review.
Evening and weekend appointments now available!
(Posted Apr 2018)
Patients registered at this practice can now access additional routine appointments in the evenings and at weekends through our new NHS service, GP+ Nottingham City. Appointments can be booked through the reception team at this practice. More information on the service can be found here.
Missing Appointments Matter
(Posted July 2018)
Click here to watch a short video about the importance of letting us know if you/your child/someone you care for can no longer attend their appointment at the practice.
Southglade Medical Practice is now operated by Nottingham City GP Alliance
(Posted April 2018)
1st April 2018 saw GP Federation Nottingham City GP Alliance (NCGPA) commence their one-year caretaker management contract at Southglade Medical Practice. Read more about NCGPA's involvement here.
New play equipment added to our waiting area
(posted April 2018)
We've made a few changes to our practice waiting area over the last few weeks. Why not pop by the practice and see what's new?