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  • December 2017
  • Local pharmacy Christmas opening times

    Published: 15 December 2017

    As the Christmas holidays approach it’s important to remember that not all pharmacies will be open over the whole Christmas period. Most GP surgeries will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, so we would also encourage patients to order any medication they need in plenty of time so they have […] Read more →

  • November 2017
  • Stay well this Winter

    Published: 24 November 2017

    With GP’s surgeries and A&E coming under increasing pressure over the winter months, we’re asking you to consider whether you can self care if your illness is not serious. Coughs, colds and other minor illnesses can often be managed with a visit to your local pharmacist, but if your symptoms persist we recommend you book […] Read more →

  • August 2017
  • Health advice for the bank holiday weekend

    Published: 21 August 2017

    We are advising patients to order any repeat prescriptions they need ahead of their GP practice closing over the August bank holiday. Running out of daily medication could have serious consequences for patients who rely on them to control heart and breathing problems. People are also being urged to use choose the right medical services […] Read more →

  • June 2017
  • Help us plan extended and seven day services

    Published: 27 June 2017

    Are you happy about when you can get an appointment at your practice? Would you like to use GP services locally at the weekends? How do you feel about travelling to another local practice to receive care at the weekend? These are some of the questions we’d love to hear your answers to. Your feedback […] Read more →

  • April 2017
  • Stay well this Easter

    Published: 13 April 2017

    What to do if you feel unwell over Easter Self care If you keep a good stock of medical supplies on hand, many minor accidents and injuries such as a sore throat, cough, grazed knee or hangover can be treated at home without a trip to But remember to check use-by dates on all medicines, […] Read more →

  • December 2016
  • Have your say on over the counter medicines on prescription

    Published: 19 December 2016

    Should we limit over the counter medicine on prescription? The NHS in South Nottinghamshire has today launched an engagement exercise to get people’s views about whether over the counter medicines should be on prescription for minor ailments. People can comment on proposals to initially limit prescriptions for medicines for minor ailments from Monday 19 December […] Read more →

  • Norovirus protection for children with good hand hygiene

    Published: 01 December 2016

    We’re encouraging everyone, particularly children and those visiting hospitals and care homes, to adopt good hand hygiene this winter. Winter months see the spread of colds, flu and norovirus (sickness and diarrhea) through touching surfaces as we go about our daily business, and then touching our mouths or food that we eat. Adopting good hand […] Read more →

  • November 2016
  • Take care not antibiotics

    Published: 18 November 2016

    On European Antibiotic Awareness Day, we’re reminding patients that we should all only use antibiotics  when they’re needed to keep them effective. Cough and colds are circulating and many of us may be tempted to visit the GP for antibiotics, but patients are being warned that if they’re not needed they won’t be prescribed.  In […] Read more →

  • A touch of the Man flu, or the real deal? It's Movember...

    Published: 15 November 2016

    It’s Movember which means it’s that the time of year when all men are encouraged to take notice of their health. We all joke about man flu, but we’re asking men if they can tell it is flu or just a common cold? On average, adults can expect two colds a year and children as […] Read more →

  • Join us at our Big Health debate events

    Published: 04 November 2016

    Have your say – tell us what you think about the services that matter most to you Do you have any experience of the following services? Post-operative rehabilitation or orthopaedic rehabilitation Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) If so, then we want to hear about the care you received so we can look at how we develop services […] Read more →


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