Radford Medical Practice Flu Campaign 2018/19
Flu season is coming up, this year we are having numerous drop in clinics from the week commencing the 24th September. The specific dates/times are as follows:
Monday 24.09.2018 09:00am - 17:00pm
Tuesday 25.09.2018 09:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday 26.09.2018 09:00am - 17:00pm
Thursday 27.09.2018 09:00am - 12:00pm
Friday 28.09.2018 15:00pm - 17:30pm
NTU Student Health Centre Flu Campaign 2018/19
Flu season is coming up, this year we are having numerous drop in clinics from the week commencing the 26th September. The specific dates/times are as follows:
Wednesday 26.09.2018 12:45pm - 15:00pm
Thursday 27.09.2018 08:30am - 12:15pm
Tuesday 02.10.2018 08:45am - 12:15pm
Monday 08.10.2018 08:30am - 13:00pm
NTU Health Protection for Freshers
Students can be more vulnerable to meningitis because of living in close living arrangements. In many cases, young people come together from all over the world to live in one place and can sometimes be exposed to bacteria and viruses their bodies have not met before. This is why so many new students get ‘freshers' flu’.
http://www4.ntu.ac.uk/student_services/health_wellbeing/staying_healthy/health_protection/index.html for more information. The Student Health Centre offers both the MMR & Meningitis ACWY vaccinations.
You can also see an article released by Public Health England by clicking here this also contains information on the MMR vaccine.
AAA screening for males ages 65+
AAA screening is used to establish whether someone has an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) which is a balloon-like swelling in the aorta in the abdomen. The test consists of a quick 10 minute ultrasound scan. Invites are sent to men in their 65th year, anyone over 65 can request to be screen by contacting the screening programme on 0115 9249924 ext. 62394 or 62378. For more information on AAA please click here to view a recent article the screening service sent us.
Free chlamydia screening
Nottingham is now providing young people aged between 16-24 years old with free online chlamydia testing kits. All you have to do is simply order a kit here at www.freetest.me
Self care app
There is an app called ESC student that has an abundance of self care information you can refer to whenever you are not feeling well, it is free to download and their flyer can be accessed here: ESC student app or more information can be found at http://www.expertselfcare.com/health-apps/esc-student/
Need a blood test?
The drop-in times are as follows:
Tuesday 08:15am - 10:45am for both Radford patients and students held at Radford
Wednesday 08:15am - 10:45am for both Radford patients and students held at Radford
Friday 08:45am - 11:15am for both Radford patients and students held at Radford
Friday 10:00am - 12:15pm STUDENTS ONLY held at The Student Health Centre (temporarily unavailable as out of term)
These are all still drop in clinics so appointments aren't necessary as long as you come in between the designated times above.
EPS (Electronic Prescription Service)
EPS is a more convenient way to get your prescription. From 15th September we will be starting to send patients prescriptions electronically to the pharmacy. Please ask your local pharmacist for more information or pick up a leaflet from reception to find out how this could save you time.
For more information head to: http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps/patients
Every patient now has a named accountable GP
From April 2015 all GP practices are required to provide their patients with a named GP, who will be responsible for the co-ordination of the care and support that the Practice gives them.
If you would like to know your named GP please contact reception. Important: you will still be able to see any other GP within the Practice as you currently do.
Closed for training dates
Occasionally we have to close the surgery due to training sessions. On these days we will still have a morning surgery but are closed throughout the afternoon, we do arrange cover so that you can still call our number and be forwarded on to an allied health professional for any queries you might have. Depending on how long these training sessions are we are often able to reopen the surgery in the evening, usually from 5 o'clock onwards. Listed below are some upcoming dates where this will be happening.
Upcoming training dates
The practice has enabled software to share your GP medical record with urgent care services. This means that if you need urgent care treatment (A&E, Out of hours GP, Walk-in centre) the clinician treating you will ask for your consent for them to view your GP medical record; if you do not wish them to view your GP medical record you can decline access.
The type of information shared is restricted and includes a summary of current problems, current medication, allergies, recent tests, diagnosis, procedures, investigations, risks and warnings - all of this information is currently held in your GP system record.