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 Atalabi (Female), Dr Kedge (Female), Dr White (Female), Dr Teng (Female) and Dr Ansari (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.
WAIT TO BE CONTACTED
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.
IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FLU VACCINATION AND HAVE NOT YET HAD IT PLEASE ASK RECEPTION
Please note that people in the 50-64 year old age group are able to book an appointment for their flu vaccination.
Also if you are 50-64 and are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu and you have still not had your flu jab please contact reception to arrange an appointment.
Following NHSE and CCG guidelines we will NOT be taking telephone orders for repeat prescriptions. Therefore the telephone ordering line will STOP from 1st September 2020. The box in the entrance to the practice can still be used for written requests for repeat prescriptions otherwise,
PLEASE USE THE NHS APP OR 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
DELIVERY SERVICE DURING COVID 19
We shall be pleased to continue to offer a delivery service for prescriptions most days including a twice daily service in East Bridgford, using volunteers as well as our own staff. This service will decrease during August due to the reduction in the number of volunteers but will remain in place for housebound patients
PLEASE WEAR A FACE COVERING WHEN ATTENDING THE PRACTICE
CHECK OUT THE LATEST GOVERNMENT ADVICE ON FACE COVERINGS WHICH INCLUDES GP PRACTICES
PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE GOVERNMENT ADVICE AND STAY AT HOME AS MUCH AS YOU CAN
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.
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
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 pre-bookable only by contacting your own GP Practice.
There is no walk in service
If you require urgent assistance before 8am or after 6.30pm, please call 111.
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.
(Site updated 04/01/2021)