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Portland StreetAshfield Health Village Kirkby-in-AshfieldNottinghamNottinghamshire, NG17 7AETel: 01623 434600
In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:
We offer pill checks, oral contraceptive advice, depot injections and coil checks.
Nurses primarily deal with contraceptive care but doctors can assist when nurse appointments are not available. All our doctors provide contraceptive care by individual appointment.
The practice carries out immunisation for travel abroad. Please enquire at reception six to eight weeks before departure.
Our doctors provide a minor surgery service within the practice. This means that you may not have to go to hospital for some small operations or special injections. Your doctor can advise you about this.
Where they carry out blood pressure checks (this should be done every two years for adults) and offer advice on lifestyle issues, for example alcohol consumption, smoking, diet and exercise.
As above with the addition of advice on problems concerning women's health in particular. They can also provide tuition on breast self-examination.
Where assessment can be made of the risk factors likely to provoke coronary disease. Advice is given on lifestyle measures aimed at preventing problems emerging in the future.
At KCPCC we have clinics that help monitor and advice our patients with Diabetes.
Having the right care is essential for the wellbeing of all people with diabetes. As well as looking after yourself, there are 15 vital checks and services that everyone with diabetes, whatever type, should get for free from our Specilist Diabeties Nurse or visit https://www.diabetes.org.uk/ for the list of the 15 vital checks.
You can use this list to talk to your healthcare team about your individual needs as part of your annual care planning review. This is where you should agree your priorities, discuss your personal targets and agree a written plan of action to help you reach them. We have a recall system to in all our patients annually, if you would like to our healthcare team before your annual review, than call the reception desk.
The treatments available for asthma are effective for most people. You should have training from your GP or Practice Nurse in how to use your device. At KCPCC we offer you how and guideance and help monitor your condition.
Where reminders are sent out every three to five years for women aged between 25 to 64 years:-
Please visit the NHS Cervical Screening website for further information.
We recommend an influenza immunisation to all patients aged 65 or over and patients with chronic heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and asthma and residents of nursing and rest homes or a carer. This is usually available during October and November and clinics are run during this time. Please ask at Reception for details.
Immunisation with pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax), which is a one off vaccination, is also available and currently recommended for the over 65’s and those with chronic illness. This can be done at the same time as the ’flu vaccination.
All patients are encouraged to keep their tetanus immunity up to date; after the initial course of 5 tetanus vaccinations has been given, no further vaccination should be required unless there has been a major injury or travel to a remote area with limited access to medical facilities is planned. Single dose tetanus is no longer available – it is now a combination shot called Revaxis which combines tetanus, diphtheria and polio.
Adults at risk should make an appointment with the Practice Nurse for other immunisations such as hepatitis A and B and meningococcus A and C.
The midwives hold weekly ante-natal clinics.
From April 2016, the practice is able to offer all patients details of the NEW STOP SMOKING SERVICE provided by Solutions4Health.
For more details our nursing team is able to provide advice and support.
You can access confidential advice and information on a range of sexual health services. This includes contraception, pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Call our reception desk to book you an appointment.
We have two practice nurses who work with the doctors to provide a wide range of services, which include:- Management of Long Term Conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, and Health Promotion, such as cervical smears, child health immunisations, general health checks and advice.
If you require any of these services, please make an appointment with one of the nurses.
For many long term conditions which are well controlled, the doctor will ask you to see the nurse for a follow-up appointment at clinics, which are held regularly. All patients with a long term condition will be invited to attend a clinic for full review of their care at least once a year.
Child Health clinics are held weekly. Childhood immunisations will be undertaken by one of the practice nurses at these clinics.
A confidential contraceptive advice service is offered by all our doctors and nurses, including advice on contraceptive pills, contraception injections, contraceptive implants and coils and natural family planning. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your contraceptive needs.
If you are planning a pregnancy please make sure you see one of the doctors or nurses for advice before you conceive/try for a baby.
Pregnancy testing is available at the Practice.
Once your pregnancy had been confirmed by a positive test, please make an appointment to see one of the doctors who will discuss your future maternity care and arrange for you to see out midwife team, who will work with you to co-ordinate your care. The midwife and GP will organise appointments for you during normal surgery times. Six weeks after your baby has been born you will be seen by a doctor for a postnatal check and at eight weeks both mother and baby will be seen by doctor and nurse.
From April 2015 all GPs should give their patients online access to summary information in their records.
This is part of the drive to provide more GP online services to patients. It should give you more control of your health and well-being, especially if you are managing a condition that needs regular monitoring and frequent prescriptions. If you wish, you can also request for someone else to have access to your GP record, please contact your practice who will be able to advise you on the best way to go about this.
How to get access to your Online Access Medical Records
The GP Electronic Health Record Viewing System, allows KCPCC to provide patients with a facility to view from 'todays date' your GP medical record securely over the internet from a computer - free of charge. The service is completely voluntary to the patient. If you do not want to use it, your treatment will not be affected in any way. Ask at our reception for more details of this service.
What are the advantages for me?
What information will I be able to see?
The system allows you to view the following areas of your GP medical record from ‘todays date’:
• Allergies and any bad reactions to medications• Vaccinations and immunisations• Medications
Are there any risks for me?
There may be something in your record that you have forgotten and do not want to be reminded about.
Can I alter the record?
If you think that information in your health records is incorrect or your need to update your personal details (name, address, phone number), approach the reception desk and ask for more information. All requests will need to be put in writing.
GP practices may not be able to the content of any historic consultations, if the practice is unable to do so, than they will notify you. If your request to have your records amended is refused, the record holder (GP) must attach a statement of your views to the record. If you are still dissatisfied, you can complain to the Information Commissioner (the person responsible for regulating and enforcing the Data Protection Act), at:
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AFTelephone: 01625 545745
Can I share the record?
You will be given secure log in details to access your record. You should keep these safe and not share with anyone. However if you want to share your record with other health professionals or people caring for you, including family and friends, you can print off details or show them the record online by logging on to any internet connected PC. If you do print information from your record you must make sure you dispose of it securely.
What about security?
Your information remains under the control of your GP as it does now. Like online banking you control viewing by using your Username and password. You will be responsible for keeping your log in details safe.
Logging off or a power failure will clear all the information accessed online from your computer system. Only the surgery permanently holds your information. You are advised not to copy information to your own computer but to log on to the secure site each time to wish to access information as it will be up to date and secure. Information may be printed and shared as you wish, but please ensure any paper copies are kept secure and disposed of securely when no longer required.
Will my data be passed to anyone else without my permission?
No. The Data Protection Act states that your personal data can only be shared with your permission. Please see the Information Commissioners Office web-site for further information: http://www.ico.gov.uk
How do I get started?
Please note: Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have a legal right to apply for access to health information held about you. If you require access to historic information, please apply in writing to the Practice Manager (this is known as a Subject Access Request). There may be a charge for this.
Please contact the surgery to request a Travel Information Form. You will need to complete this form and hand in at Reception. The Practice Nurse will then process this form to see which vaccinations are required. We will then contact you to arrange an appointment with the Practice Nurse for any vaccinations to be given.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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