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COVID Boosters

Dear Patient,

We would like to inform you about the options for your Covid 3rd dose/booster vaccine. You will be called for this vaccine no earlier than 182 days after your second dose.

You will receive a text message or letter from the national vaccination team. This will give you a link or phone number to book at a mass vaccination site. In this area these are

Nottingham University Hospitals, Kings Mill Hospital, Wicks site in Mansfield and Forest Recreation site in Nottingham.

Locally in Newark, Boots Pharmacy will be offering the vaccine.

You will also receive a text message from your surgery when you are due with a link to book at Collingham Medical Centre who will be running weekend clinics.

Please do not contact the surgery until you have received your local text message or letter with instructions.

Please help us to keep the phone lines clear. Thank you.

You can now book your flu vaccination

If you will be aged 50 or over by the 31st March 2022 or are in one of the at risk groups please contact the surgery to book your flu vaccination.

Alternatively if you have access to the online booking system you can book your flu appointment online.

For more information about the flu vaccine and who is eligible please visit:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

Face Coverings

From 19th July 2021 to protect you and to protect us, we respectfully request that you continue to wear a face covering when entering the premises.

Thank you for Text Messages 

The way you receive your text messages from us has changed. You will now receive a text message stating that Lombard Medical Centre has sent you a message regarding your healthcare and you will be asked to click on a link to view this message.

The link will direct you to a secure web page launching Web Messenger which is where you can view your message.

The new way we are working explained

 Dear Patients

The surgery would like to say a big Thank You! For all of your support and lovely messages we have received since the Coronavirus started.

We would like to reassure you that we are all here working hard to keep you all well and safe.

The way in which the GPs are working has changed and will remain this way until the risk of Coronavirus is no longer with us.

If you need to see a GP, Practice Pharmacist or our Advanced Nurse Practitioner you will be offered a telephone consultation in the first instance. They may ask to consult with you via Video/Facetime, but if they feel they need to see you in person they will give you an appointment time to come into the surgery.

You will be asked to wear a mask and you will need to press the intercom button before you enter the premises. Reception will also ask your name and some Coronavirus safety questions.

Nurses and Healthcare assistants are operating as they were previously, however there are some procedures that are on hold at present. This is mainly due to the safety of the procedure or to the capacity that we have within the Nursing team.

The Nurses and Healthcare assistants appointments are taking longer as the room has to be cleaned and Nurses need to change the Protective clothing before seeing the next patient.

Thank you for your understanding and keeping everyone safe at this time.

Patients with Long Term Conditions 

We are changing the way we review patients during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Rather than being asked to attend for a routine review in your birthday month. We will be focusing on those patients who are high risk due to their condition or high risk of adverse effects of Coronavirus in the 1st instance. 

This will not affect your medications being reauthorised. 

Thank you for your co-operation at this time.


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Do you need Medical Help?

If you need medical help you should still contact your GP practice, use NHS 111 online or call 111.

If you are told to go to hospital it is important that you go to hospital.

We'll give you the care you need.
 


Coronavirus Main symptoms:

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • High Temperature
  • New continuous cough
  • Loss or change in sense of smell or taste

If you have any of these symptoms please use the 111 online coronavirus service

More Coronavirus information is available here

Coronavirus updates in British Sign Language available here

Easy Read information on Coronavirus available here


Vulnerable Patients

Latest Guidance for Shielded and Vulnerable Patients

Local Support for Vulnerable Patients or telephone 0300 5005 8080

National Support for Vulnerable Patients or telephone 0800 0288 327

Vulnerable Adults FAQ

High Risk Patients - Criteria


Appointments

In line with guidance from NHS England we will be moving to a full triage service for GP appointments. There will be no routine appointments available to book for GPs.

We will be pre-booking some nurse appointments and you will be contacted on the day of your appointment to check you don't have a cough, high temperature or a loss or change in your sense of smell or taste.

You appointments may take place using video and you can find a general guide below on how video consultations work as well as instructions to follow if a GP has sent you a video consultation link.

Virtual Appointments - Patient Guide

What to do if your GP has sent you a video link

Online Appointments

To help stop the spread Covid-19 (Coronavirus) we have made the decision to suspend the booking of appointments online. We hope you will understand and support us in this decision.


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NHS App

You can now use the NHS App to access a range of services on your smartphone or tablet. To find out more visit www.nhs.uk/nhsapp

Watch a video on how to set up the NHS App.

NHS APP


Telephone Calls

Calls to and from the surgery are recorded and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and the Data Protection Act 2018, calls are recorded for monitoring, training and dispute resolution purposes.

The purpose of call recording is to provide an exact record of the call which will:

• Protect the interests of both parties;

• Help improve Practice performance and best practice;

• Help protect Practice staff from abusive or nuisance calls;

• Establish the facts in the event of a complaint either by a patient or a member of staff and so assist in resolving it;

• Establish the facts and assist in the resolution of any medico-legal claims made against the practice or it clinicians;

• A call recording may also be used as evidence in the event that an employee’s telephone conduct is deemed unacceptable. In this  situation the recording will be made available to the employee’s manager, to be investigated as per the Practice Disciplinary Policy

 

For further information please contact the surgery.



Lombard Medical Centre

We are a dynamic team who are dedicated to excellence. We believe in providing high quality care to our patients with a wide range of services on offer. We are an excellent training practice, mentoring both GP Registrars and medical students.

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One Click Away

Convenience doesn’t stop there and you can now access a number of services online. Ordering a repeat prescription or sending us your comments are both just a click away. And if you’re not yet registered with us you can download the necessary forms here too.

Convenience

Conveniently situated near the St. Marks, Asda and London Road car parks and on most major bus routes, Lombard Medical Centre has been purpose built to provide a light, comfortable and welcoming environment. Two large lifts transport patients up to the 2nd floor where GP consulting rooms are located. There is access for wheelchairs and a nappy changing area.


 

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