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 our salaried GP, Dr Moore (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. We also now have several other clinicians working within the practice including our Physician Associate Mr Ben Goude as well as a Clinical Pharmacist, First Contact Physiotherapists and a Social Prescriber.
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 Nelson (Female), Dr White (Female), Dr Pepper (Female), Dr Anwar (Female) Dr Bukhari (Female) and Dr Cottee (Male) are with us currently.
WE ARE OPEN AS NORMAL
Despite the Coronavirus Pandemic and any lockdown situation we are providing our services as normal. PLEASE do not hesitate to get in touch with the practice should you have any worries or concern about your health. DO NOT come to the practice if you have any symptoms of COVID 19 such as a new cough, high temperature, a loss of your sense of smell and or taste. Go to 111 online and if you do not have access online call 111.
A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled. Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
Due to staff shortages the dispensary will not be running as normal. Opening hours at the moment will remain the same but please bear with us during this difficult time.
Saturday 2nd October - Over 65's and anyone with eligible conditions
Saturday 16th October - Over 65's and anyone with eligible conditions
Saturday 6th November 50 - 64
PLEASE BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH RECEPTION
PLEASE WEAR A FACE COVERING WHEN ATTENDING THE PRACTICE AT ALL TIMES
CHECK OUT THE LATEST NHSE ADVICE ON FACE COVERINGS WHICH INCLUDES GP PRACTICES
NHS England » NHS Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings
GENERAL PRACTICE DATA FOR PLANNING & RESEARCH
Please go to our news section for the latest information.
TRAVEL VACCINATION STATUS (COVID 19)
How to Register - Notts NHS App
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.
When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.
The Covid-19 vaccination programme has begun. When it is your turn to be vaccinated, the NHS will contact you. Please do not contact the NHS.
In Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, a few different health and care organisations including hospitals, GP practices, care homes and others are working together on the Covid-19 vaccination programme. This means when it is your turn to be vaccinated, this may not be at your GP practice. You will be told where to go for your appointment and how to book.
In line with expert guidance, the first priority for vaccination is care homes residents and staff, people over the age of 80 and frontline health and care workers.
We understand a lot of people want to be vaccinated and would like to reassure you this will happen. Please be patient and wait to be contacted.
The public have an important part to play to help:
- please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you;
- when we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments;
- and please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.
For further information on why you are being asked to wait for your Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information on the GOV.UK website or this leaflet.
You do not have to wait for a letter but can book direct (Unless CEV then you need your letter). Please click on the link below. Please note that if you are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable you MUST take your letter with you or you will be turned away. For the age specific link they will only accept those that have been invited so far so there is an age cut off.
Vaccination Booking Links
Improving Access Service
Please be advised that the Rushcliffe Primary Medical Weekend Improving Access service will stop being operational from 1 March 2021.
To support NHSE we are converting the service to a Local Covid19 Vaccination Centre at the weekends from Saturday 6th March
Patients will receive a text message from the practice with the booking link and booking of these appointments will be through invitation only and in line with government guidelines for information please click on the link Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Please do not call the practice with queries regarding the booking of Covid Vaccinations we are unable to assist with these appointments. Appointments are dependent on vaccine availability; if none are available to book please return to the site later as appointments may be added during the day
You can call 119 for vaccine advice or 111 for medical advice.
SYSTMONLINE FOR ORDERING REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS
Housebound patients who are unable to come to the surgery and are not able to use internet ordering will be advised on the procedure to get their repeat prescriptions
If you have concerns that you may have been exposed to or become infected with the novel CORONAVIRUS please call 111 and do NOT attend the surgery or the hospital Emergency Department
NHS 111 is experiencing High call numbers please use the links below online for information.
For General Information use:
If you think you have the virus or been on contact with someone who has use:
Suspension of online appointment booking
Following the latest instructions and advice from NHS England regarding coronavirus, we are suspending the online appointment booking service until further notice.
This will allow us to better monitor and manage the appointments that are being booked, for the safety of all our patients and staff.
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NEW SERVICE AT EBMC
First Contact Physiotherapist
This service is to assess patients with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and to decide the most appropriate pathway. So if you have a new problem that affects your neck, back, bones, joints or muscles please ask reception to book you in to this new service. This is designed to place patients with the appropriate clinician. The service is not for children under 16.
For the near future these consultations will be virtual with our physio Zena.
As well as:
Joint or muscle injury?
Have a digital assessment from home today
Phio is a state-of-the-art digital assessment tool to assess your joint or muscle injury. If you’re a patient at this practice, you can self-refer for an assessment with Phio today.
- Created by expert physiotherapists
- Online assessment, available 24/7
- Quick and easy to self-refer for advice
Visit circlehealth.co.uk/integratedcare/phio to get started with your assessment.
Check our News Page or our Clinics and Services page for a new service at EBMC
Help Yourself Website now available
- Activities, groups and events in your local community through a What’s On page
- Information and services around healthy lifestyle, mental health support, social isolation and financial resilience
- Childcare providers
- Support for children and young people aged 0 – 25 with a special educational need and / or a disability
- Health and social care information and support for adults and children
- Workplace health schemes
We are having issues in the car park, please read
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:
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.
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