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  • February 2019
  • Barbara Windsor's husband issues valentines message to check loved ones for dementia

    Published: 14 February 2019

    Scott Mitchell, the husband of acting legend Barbara Windsor, has today issued a Valentine’s Day call for people to heed NHS advice and check loved ones for signs of dementia. The couple have spoken movingly about the former EastEnders and Carry On star’s battle with the disease in an effort to raise awareness about the […] Read more →

  • There's still time to protect yourself from flu

    Published: 01 February 2019

    We’re encouraging people in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, particularly those in at-risk groups, to get their flu vaccination if they have not already done so. The flu vaccine is offered free of charge by the NHS to people who are at higher risk from the virus. Adults aged 65 and over, those with long term health […] Read more →

  • January 2019
  • Brain cancer patients get ‘skype-style’ check-ups at home

    Published: 17 January 2019

    All patients to have more access to online / video consultations as part of NHS Long term plan. Cancer patients in Nottingham could soon be able to have appointments with their consultant via video link following a successful pilot project. A clinic at the Queens Medical Centre has been offering patients with brain tumours the […] Read more →

  • NHS long term plan to tackle major killer conditions and save up to half a million lives

    Published: 07 January 2019

    The NHS long term plan, published today, will save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments including genomic tests for every child with cancer. The blueprint to make the NHS fit for the future will use the latest technology, such as […] Read more →

  • December 2018
  • New Urgent & Emergency Care Centre to open at QMC after £4.5m investment

    Published: 14 December 2018

    A new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre, including our new Adult Emergency Department entrance, will open at Queen’s Medical Centre on the morning of Tuesday 18 December 2018. This is the most significant development for urgent and emergency care at Nottingham’s hospitals in 15 years, and aims to further improve patient and staff experience and […] Read more →

  • Whyburn Medical Practice to hand back Personal Medical Services contract

    Published: 07 December 2018

    The GP partners at Whyburn Medical Practice in Hucknall have given Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) six months’ notice that they intend to hand back the contract they hold for providing GP services to around 12,000 patients in the town. Citing increasing property costs, workloads and a failure to recruit new GPs […] Read more →

  • November 2018
  • Statement on behalf of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS

    Published: 21 November 2018

    David Pearson, Chair of Nottinghamshire ICS, said: “The leadership of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS) is dedicated to enabling innovation in the delivery of health and care services to support the wellbeing and independence of local people. Since the inception of these plans, all parts of the health and care system in Nottingham […] Read more →

  • Changes to MSK service - survey

    Published: 08 November 2018

    Musculoskeletal (MSK) services provide assessment and management of problems affecting the bones, muscles and joints such as knee pain, back pain etc. Currently, there are a range of Musculoskeletal (MSK) related services provided by the Greater Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Partnership (GNCCP) across Greater Nottingham. (The Greater Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Partnership is made up of four […] Read more →

  • 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 →

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