Category Archives: NHS

Bramcote Surgery Receives a Rating of Outstanding From the CQC.

Councillor Jacky Williams writes: Bramcote Surgery has received a rating of outstanding from the CQC. The full report can be seen by clicking this link.

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New funding available for Broxtowe health projects

Racheal Millband, Communications & Engagement Manager, NHS Nottingham West CCG writes: Community groups and organisations with great ideas to improve the health of people living in Broxtowe are invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality. The Lifestyle … Continue reading

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Dr. John Doddy and Hickings Lane Medical Centre Team simply “OUTSTANDING”

“Dr John Doddy reports that the recent published results of their CQC visit ranks the practice as overall OUTSTANDING. This puts Hickings Lane Medical Centre in the top 4% of inspected practices in the whole of the UK.  An amazing result … Continue reading

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Health in Spotlight at Annual General Meeting

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University of Nottingham study – volunteers required

For full details please read about the three day leg cast study here.

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Press Release from the Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP Regarding West End Surgery,‏ Beeston

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry has issued the following statement following today’s decision by the Care Quality Commission to place the West End GP Surgery in Beeston, into special measures: A number of constituents have raised their concerns and complaints with … Continue reading

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Useful Web Site‏: www. nottshelpyourself.org.uk

Councillor Jackie Williams writes: This web site is extremely useful for adults, families, communities etc. It will be relaunched on April 1st, although it is currently accessible. For those who do not have access to the Internet, the customer service centre … Continue reading

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Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) and Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to Develop Long-term Partnership

Peter Homa to Councillor Stan Heptonstall: I write to inform you that Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) has today been named the preferred long-term partner for Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We are confident that a long-term partnership … Continue reading

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Patients urged to Order repeat prescriptions in time for Christmas

Luke Barrett Communications Manager (Nottinghamshire) writes –  Health leaders in Nottinghamshire advising patients not to leave it too late to order and collect repeat prescriptions this Christmas. Running out of daily medication over the festive period could have serious consequences … Continue reading

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NHS Nottingham West Invites Community to Annual General Meeting – 24 September‏

Racheal Millband, Communications & Engagement Manager, NHS Nottingham West CCG writes: People living across Broxtowe are invited to find out more about local health services at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). It … Continue reading

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Health Commissioners Launch Review of Gluten Free Prescriptions

People in parts of Nottinghamshire are being asked to take part in a consultation to review the provision of gluten-free foods on prescription. Some gluten free foods like bread, flour and pasta are currently available on prescription for people who … Continue reading

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5,000 Imaginary Doctors By Dr. John Doddy

The promise of 5,000 new GPs by the Secretary of State for Health has evaporated into an aspiration to recruit up to 5,000 new doctors by 2020 .  So should  GPs  just aspire  to provide up to 7 days a … Continue reading

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Level 2 Heat Wave Alert Prompts Health Warning

Health leaders are urging people in Nottinghamshire to extra care as the Met Office has issued a level 2 alert which is the official warning that high temperatures can pose a significant risk to health for elderly people and children. … Continue reading

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Stop Abusing Our Great Receptionists by Dr John Doddy‏

I was reading a GP newsletter produced by a Nottingham practice and nearly fell off my chair to see it start with the words ” please stop abusing our receptionists ” Dr John Doddy writes in the Nottingham Post : … Continue reading

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NHS Calls on Communities to be ‘Carer Friendly’

Health commissioners in Nottinghamshire are supporting a national campaign this week to build stronger carer friendly communities. It is estimated that as many as 60% of people in the UK will be carers at some time and there are thought … Continue reading

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Dr John Doddy: Merger Mania in GP Land

British pubs are closing down at a rate of 31 per week and we are seeing the disappearance of a British institution . What you should also know is that 500 GP surgeries have closed in the last few years … Continue reading

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Broxtowe GP Calls for Action on Dementia

Health commissioners are urging Broxtowe residents to become a Dementia Friend during Dementia Awareness Week (DAW) 17-23 May 2015. Around 70%of Broxtowe patients living with the condition have a diagnosis, ranking the area amongst the best in the country at … Continue reading

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Notts Health Chiefs’ Pledge to Boost Support for Respiratory Patients

A support group run by patients in Eastwood that improves the lives of people with respiratory problems has signed an agreement with health commissioners to boost what it can offer local patients. The agreement means that NHS Nottingham West Clinical … Continue reading

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Over 60s Urged to Screen Against Bowel Cancer

As more people live longer in Nottinghamshire, local NHS leaders are reminding older patients not to put their health at risk by opting out of bowel cancer screening. The call comes as NHS England launched new independent taskforce to develop … Continue reading

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Health Commissioners Are Plugging a Video to Encourage Better Hand Hygiene

As milder weather arrives and bugs and germs start to thrive, NHS staff are encouraging people to wash their hands the way the best professionals do. NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting the World Health Organisation’s annual campaign … Continue reading

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