Welcome to East Bridgford Medical Centre
There are currently four doctors who work regularly at East Bridgford Medical Centre, three partners: Drs Scaffardi(Male),Stewart( Female),and Cope(Male) and Dr Pryor (Female) who together with our staff, provide a comprehensive medical service for East Bridgford and surrounding villages. Patients registered at the medical centre have a named accountable GP who is responsible for their overall care, however you can make an appointment to see any of the doctors within the practice.
Our practice is a training practice for GP registrars. These doctors, who are fully qualified, are usually with us for four to twelve months at a time. Dr Sarah Thomas joined the practice in February 2017 and will be with the practice until 2018, Dr Armna Ali has joined us in August and will be with us for the next 18 months.
EXTENDED GP EVENING AND WEEKEND OPENING HOURS
As a Rushcliffe patient you can now access routine appointments in the evenings and at weekends. These appointments are best suited for things that will not need ongoing review by your usual practice.
You can book through your surgery during opening hours for appointments between 6.30pm and 8pm in the evening on weekdays and between 8.30am and 12.30pm at weekends. If you request one of these appointments, which are outside of usual working hours you will be offered a slot with a Rushcliffe GP, Nurse or Healthcare Assistant at one of three locations across the borough. The location will depend on the day of your appointment.
The additional evening and weekend appointments will be available at:
East Bridgford Medical Centre
Castle Healthcare Practice in West Bridgford
Keyworth Medical Practice
As you may not be seeing your usual GP, you will need to give consent for the GP you are seeing to have access to your medical records and to send information about your consultation back to your usual GP
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL EXTENDED HOURS APPOINTMENTS ARE PREBOOKABLE ONLY BY CONTACTING YOUR OWN GP PRACTICE.
THERE IS NO WALK IN SERVICE OFFERED.
IF YOU REQUIRE URGENT ASSISTANCE BEFORE 8AM OR AFTER 6.30PM, PLEASE CALL 111.
SEASONAL INFLUENZA CLINICS
Sat 7th October 2017
Sat 21st October 2017
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
8.30am - 11.30am
You are eligible for a flu vaccination if you are aged 65 or over; or over the age of 4 years, if you have any of the following conditions:
Please note: All under 5 year olds will be individually contacted and booked into the usual Surgery clinics.
Respiratory disease such as COPD or asthma
You have had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
You have immunosuppression due to disease or treatment
You are in receipt of a Carer’s Allowance or are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill.
If you are over 65 and have never had a vaccination against pneumonia you will be offered it at the same time as your flu jab.
Please be aware that the clinics are for flu only. If you have any other health concerns please make an appointment to see your doctor at another time.
Remember - a flu jab will not give you flu
Influenza, or 'flu', is a highly contagious acute viral infection that affects people of all ages. It typically starts suddenly with fever, chills, headache, aching muscles, general prostration and a cough or other respiratory symptoms. While most people recover without complications in 1-2 weeks, flu can cause serious illness and death, especially in the very young and the elderly. Flu epidemics occur mainly in the winter months and can result in widespread disruption to healthcare and other services. A vaccine is produced every year based on the strains of virus expected to be circulating.
For further advice please telephone the surgery on 01949 20216
Patient Participation Group AGM - 22nd August 2017
Please click on the link below for further details
PPG AGM August 17
The practice had its first Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in August 2015 and the results have now been published on the CQC website.
To view the full report please go to the CQC Report page of our website and follow the link to the CQC Website.
Access and Facilities
The Practice premises have suitable access for all patients and visitors
There are two designated parking spaces for service users with mobility problems and the main doors to the building are electronically controlled.
A hearing loop is installed at reception, if you are hearing impaired please let our reception know so that they can assist you.
An adapted toilet, with baby change facilities is available and signposted from reception.
If you have any difficulties please ask for help.
Sharing Your GP Record
From 1st July 2015 your GP Record will be made available to other local care professionals such as Community Nurses or Hospital Doctors, however they will need your permission to access at them.
Please click on the link below for further information
Sharing Your GP Record.pdf
The Friends and Family Test
Have you had an appointment at the practice recently? Please take the Friends and Family by clicking on the link below:
**Child Health Clinics from 31st January 17**
From 31st January 2017 drop in clinics will no longer be held at East Bridgford Medical Centre.
There will be appointments available for you to book with the Family Health Team if you wish to discuss your child's health.
Weighing facilities will be available at Bingham Children's Centre NG13 8BE and will run every two weeks starting on Wednesday 8th February 2017 between 9.30am and 11.00am
Do you CARE for Someone?
You may not be aware that the Government would like to recognise all carer's and the wonderful job they are doing for family and friends. The Surgery now have an Information package to give to carer's with advice on how to obtain support. If you are a carer, come and have a chat with us in reception.
(Site updated 22/09/2017)