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The NHS App

The NHS App lets you book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access a range of other healthcare services through your phone or tablet. More info can be found here.

GP+ Nottingham City - Extended hours access for patients

Patients registered at this practice are able to access additional routine appointments during evenings and weekends through the new GP+ service. These are only bookable through your GP practice. 

Appointments are available to see GPs, Practice Nurses, Clinical Pharmacists and Physiotherapists in a fully equipped accessible location on Upper Parliament Street in Nottingham City Centre.

Opening hours:

16:00-20:00 Monday – Friday

9:00-13:00 Saturday & Sunday

Address: 

GP+ Nottingham City,

79a Upper Parliament Street, 

Nottingham, 

NG1 6LD

This is not a walk-in service, appointments are required and booked through the reception team at the surgery.  For more information visit: www.ncgpa.org.uk/gpplus

Join our Patient Participation Group

The Student Health Centre (City Campus) is now recruiting new members for its patient participation group. 

We would like to keep in contact with you because we value your views about the surgery, how well we are doing and how we can improve the service we offer to you.

If you would like to join our WhatsApp PPG group, please email karla.fox@nhs.net

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’.

The early symptoms of meningitis can be disguised as other things, such as flu or even signs of a hangover, making it difficult to spot the signs. For more information on meningitis and where you can get vaccinated, visit here

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 for free here, complete the test, send via free post and wait for the results. You will be notified by text or email, and if positive, your local NHS screening office will be in touch to arrange free and confidential treatment. 

Alternatively, the Student Health Centre provides testing kits within the toilets. Complete the test and hand to reception for testing. 

Advocacy for Autistic Adults 

Advocacy is the process of supporting and enabling an individual to express their rights and opinions.

Autistic Nottingham is an organisation run for and by autistic adults with no intellectual disabilities. 

We have a team of qualified Autism Advocates who are ready to provide you with a FREE service with issues such as:

  • Benefits application and tribunals 
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Medical 
  • Social Care 

We also support adults in getting an assessment, when the misconceptions around Autism can cause a barrier to accessing diagnostic services. 

For more information please email: advocacy@autisticnottingham.org 

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 on how EPS can save you time when requiring a prescription, click here

Change4Life

Click here to calculate how much sugar your child consumes! 

change 4 life

There can be a lot of sugar in the products our children consume, and going back to school is the perfect time to cut down by making one or two simple swaps to lower sugar cereals, yoghurts, drinks and snacks during key moments of the school day; at breakfast, in lunch boxes and after school. Make a swap when you next shop!

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