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Category: NHS

  • November 2018
  • Greater Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Partnership approve changes to gluten free and over the counter medicines prescribing

    Published: 07 November 2018

    The Greater Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Partnership (GNCCP) which is responsible for the funding of local health services has reluctantly made the decision to stop funding the prescribing of gluten free food for people living with coeliac disease and Dermatitis herpetiformis and to limit the prescribing of over the counter medicines for minor illnesses from November 2018. These changes will affect […] Read more →

  • Local GPs urge patients to self care for minor ailments

    Published: 07 November 2018

    Local health commissioners agree prescription changes to over the counter medicines for minor ailments Health commissioners in Nottingham City have approved plans to limit prescriptions for over the counter medicines for minor ailments, coming into effect from Monday 3 December 2018. From the patient’s perspective, these plans mean that over the counter (OTC) products like […] Read more →

  • October 2018
  • South Nottinghamshire CCGs lead on cervical screenings

    Published: 23 October 2018

    Millions of women are not having their cervical smear test during the recommended time frame for their age. However, women living in the South Nottinghamshire CCG areas are bucking the trend and feature in the top five areas in the country for women having their screenings. Rushcliffe CCG was at the top of the list […] Read more →

  • New mental health campaign launched across the Midlands

    Published: 10 October 2018

    Each year, around one in four people in England experience a mental health problem and the proportion of diagnosable common mental health conditions has increased by 20% in 20 years. In the Midlands, 71% of people report experiencing one or more of low mood, anxiety, stress and trouble sleeping frequently or occasionally. To improve this, […] Read more →

  • September 2018
  • Share your views on gynaecology services in Greater Nottingham

    Published: 04 September 2018

    Have you used any gynaecology services in Greater Nottingham? If the answer is yes, then we want to hear about your experiences. We are reviewing the community gynaecology service, which provides treatment and support to people with conditions such as irregular bleeding, pelvic pain and ovarian cysts. Your feedback will help shape future services. How […] Read more →

  • July 2018
  • Join us to discuss the Nottingham Treatment Centre

    Published: 19 July 2018

    Have your say… We are holding a series of patient focus groups to discuss how you feel we can best use the Nottingham Treatment Centre and shape the services it delivers.  The Nottingham Treatment Centre is based at the Queens Medical Centre. Your views will help us understand how we can improve the future local […] Read more →

  • June 2018
  • Should gluten free food be available on prescription?

    Published: 14 June 2018

    People across Greater Nottingham are being asked to take part in a consultation to review the provision of gluten-free foods on prescription. Health commissioners from the four Greater Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Groups are consulting on whether the NHS should restrict or stop gluten-free food on prescription. Currently,  £176,488 is spent on prescribed gluten free foods […] Read more →

  • May 2018
  • What to do if you are unwell over the bank holiday weekend

    Published: 04 May 2018

    This weekend the sun is out and it looks like Spring has finally arrived. The children are excitedly bouncing around on the garden trampoline and the adults are throwing themselves into BBQs outdoor activities. Then that ‘little’ accident happens and your great day ends in tears with a fall, a grazed knee or a sprained […] Read more →

  • March 2018
  • Pharmacy opening times over Easter Bank Holiday weekend

    Published: 26 March 2018

    As the long Easter weekend approaches it is important to remember that not all pharmacies and GP practices will be open over the holiday period. It is a good idea to order any repeat medication you need ahead of the bank holidays, which are on Friday 30 March and Monday 2 April. Please see the  Pharmacy […] Read more →

  • Stay well this Easter

    Published: 26 March 2018

    What to do if you are unwell over the bank holiday weekend Some Practices across Nottingham North and East will be closed across the the Easter weekend from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April, so it’s vital that you order any prescriptions in plenty of time and take a note of the services you […] Read more →

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