From August 2016 our patients can now see a therapist for counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy at the Surgery.
Lets Talk Well Being, a well established provider of psychological therapies, are now operating from the surgery. Patients can self refer directly to them by asking at Reception or can be referred by their GP.
We are pleased to announce that an Ultrasound service is now running at the Surgery.
The community ultrasound clinics started at the Surgery from March 2016 and have proved extremely popular. Patients that have been refered by their GP for a scan are now able to have thier scan at the practice rather than travelling to hospital for it.
Extended Hours are being offered at our practice as from January 2016
Additional appointments are being offered for patients to book into from 7am on Wednesday mornings, there will be appointments available to pre-book with the GP, Nurse and HCA. We hope this service is of value to those patients who work and find it difficult to attend at other times.
Please remember to cancel appointments if you no longer need them - remember there is always someone else waiting to book appointments, try to be considerate.
Electronic Prescribing Service - We plan to go "live" with Electronic Prescribing on 14 June 2016!
We hope that the transition goes smoothly but please make sure you allow plenty of time to order your repeat medication around this time.
There will be a new way of obtaining your prescription in the coming months. The Electronic Prescribing Service, EPS for short, will for the majority of patients (some drug items are excluded) remove the need for your or your pharmacy to collect your prescription.
If you regularly use the same pharmacy to collect your completed prescription order from, you can nominate them as your pharmacy and your prescription will be transferred electronically. Please see the videos below for more information about this service.
What do I need to do now?
If you regularly use the same pharmacy to collect your prescriptions call in to the pharmacy to ask about nominating them and they will set it up. - If you are a patient who has their prescription dispensed by the practice dispensary, do nothing we have your details, signing up to a pharmacy may affect our ability to provide practice dispensed items for you in the future.
We are winners of the RCGP Caring About Carers award 2014
Church Street Medical Centre have been announced as the RCGP Caring About Carers winners 2014. Congratulations to all those team members and patients who have contributed to this award, a special thank you to Di Rowley without who's vision and passion this could not have been achieved. RCGP Link
Launch of the new Eastwood Carers Website
Having made significant progress in the support of carers in the Eastwood area, we are pleased to announce that we have now launched a dedicated carers website to support Eastwood carers. Visits www.eastwoodcarers.co.uk to find out more about our carer drop in sessions here at Church Street Medical Centre, along with a monthly Carer Support Group at St Mary's Church lounge co-ordinated by our Carers Champion (Di Rowley)
Nottinghamshire County Council, with Nottinghamshire carers and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Groups have created a new Carer Information Pack.
This can be downloaded from Nottinghamshire County Council - Socal Care Publications
or will be available in surgery in December.
For full details please go to our Carers page.
A New way of thinking with Kissing it Better
Continually striving to improve all aspects of our practice we, along with members of our Friends of Church Street patients group have been working with the 'Kissing it Better' team to explore ways we can make the practice visit experience that much better for our patients. We currently have four projects on the go to from our initial work.
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Changing the seating plan in the waiting room to face the direction of the consulting / treatment rooms. This has enabled patients have better access, but also for those using the front desk feel they have greater privacy. We also have a new electronic patient calling screen which also replaces the noticeboard, providing improved practice and health promotion information.
Improving the environment in both the phlebotomy room (Rm 11) and the Health Care Assistant room (Rm 8). Those of you having bloods taken recently will has seen that room 11 has already been painted. The next stage will be for students from Heanor Gate College to design and paint murals on the walls to enhance the room's feel.
Introducing a patient book lending library in reception with the hope to give patients improved reading material and for those of you who visit us regularly a book resource you will find rewarding. This will be established once the seating change has taken place.
We will be working closely with the Eastwood Volunteer Bureau to improve access for patients who currently require home visits due to transport difficulties. Reducing home visits frees up doctor and nurse time in practice for the benefit for all.