WELCOME TO CASTLE HEALTHCARE PRACTICE
Welcome to Castle Healthcare Practice, we provide primary care services for West Bridgford and the surrounding areas. We welcome all patients living within our practice area. Click for Castle's Catchment Area Map
We hope that you will take your time to browse our website where you will find lots of useful information about the Practice and the services that we offer.
Castle Healthcare Practice is a teaching and training general practice located on Wilford Lane in West Bridgford, Nottingham. We are open 8am until 8pm Monday through to Thursday and 8am-6.30pm on Friday. Our Doctors, Nurses and Administration Team aim to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.
The Practice has mixture of male and female GPs who all provide pre-bookable appointments, telephone appointments and same day appointments. All same day appointments are dealt with via a telephone triage process and if it is deemed necessary a same day appointment will be booked with an appropriate medical professional.
We offer a range of appointments with our Nursing Team, these are provided by our Practice Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Phlebotomists. They provide appointments for chronic illnesses such as Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Heart Failure etc. We are fortunate to be able to work in liaison with specialist Diabetes nurses and Fracture nurses, who come into the Practice and provide services direct to our Patients.
The practice benefits from having other aligned provider services that work within the Practice; they are services such as Ultrasound, Diabetic Retinopathy, Aortic Aneurysm Screening and Orthopaedics. These are all services that are provided on site, which prevents patients having to travel to secondary care to receive this treatment. There is also a 100 hour Pharmacy and a physiotherapy service on site.
The building is fully DDA compliant and offers easy access for patients with mobility difficulties. The Practice benefits from having a lift which provides access from the car park, which has designated disabled car parking bays. We also have ramped access into the main entrance, which has automatic opening doors and the whole building is wheelchair accessible. We are registered with Disabled Go, to see our entry please click Disabled Go For patients who are hard of hearing, a hearing loop is available.
We have 119 car parking spaces at the practice and have dedicated parking bays for cycles and motor bikes. The Practice has partially funded the Local Link buses within West Bridgford area which regularly pick up and drop off at various locations around West Bridgford, including the surgery.
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FLU VACCINES 2018
We are taking bookings for under 65 Flu vaccines:
You should have a flu vaccination if you:
- are pregnant
- have certain long term medical conditions (heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, COPD e.g. bronchitis or emphysema) and are aged 6 months to 64 years
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay facility
- receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill.
FLU VACCINATION SHORTAGE FOR OVER 65 YEAR OLD PATIENTS
Unfortunately, due to the high demand this year for the over 65 year old flu vaccine, we have now run out of our stock of the Fluad Vaccination for our over 65's year old patients.
Our Practice ordered the same amount of vaccines that it has historically given each year, however due to the lack of availability of vaccines at the local pharmacies; the overall demand this year has outstripped our availability of vaccines. We are currently unable to order any additional vaccines from the government’s provider.
National guidance is very clear that the Fluad Vaccine would provide better protection against influenza and therefore we are not currently permitted to offer an alternative.
We are in regular contact with the Immunisation Manager for Public Health England and the Head of Primary and MCP Development at Rushcliffe, Greater Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Partnership who are working hard to try to arrange further supplies for us.
There may be local pharmacies that do have some stock, although this changes on a daily basis and therefore we would advise you to give them a call and check their availability.
If you are over 65 (or will turn 65 by 31st March 2019) and have not yet received your flu vaccination, please contact our reception and asked to be placed on the flu waiting list. Once we have more information on the availability of additional stock of flu vaccinations, then we will contact you.
We are sorry for the inconvenience that this may cause
BLOOD TEST 'SIT AND WAIT' APPOINTMENTS
Did you know appointments are available for blood tests without the need to book in advance?
Simply turn up at the surgery (Monday to Friday) between 08.00am - 11.30am and your blood test will be taken that morning in our 'Sit and Wait' Clinic.
(Please note: Your blood test MUST have been authorised by the doctor)
Whilst we endeavour to avoid delays these may on occasions be unavoidable but we will advise you of the current waiting time on arrival.
ADDITIONAL ACCESS TO EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS
As a Rushcliffe patient you can now access routine appointments in the evenings and at weekends. These appointments are best suited for things that will not need ongoing review by your usual practice.
You can book through your surgery during opening hours for appointments between 6.30pm and 8pm in the evening on weekdays and between 8.30am and 12.30pm at weekends. If you request one of these appointments, which are outside of usual working hours, you will be offered a slot with a Rushcliffe GP, Nurse or Healthcare Assistant at one of three locations across the borough. The location will depend on the day of your appointment.
The additional evening and weekend appointments will be available at:
- Castle Healthcare Practice in West Bridgford
- East Bridgford Medical Centre
- Keyworth Medical Practice
As you may not be seeing your usual GP, you will need to give consent for the GP you are seeing to have access to your medical records and to send information about your consultation back to your usual GP.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS ARE
PRE-BOOKABLE AND CAN BE MADE BY CONTACTING YOUR OWN GP PRACTICE.
THERE IS NO WALK- IN SERVICE OFFERED
IF YOU REQUIRE URGENT ASSISTANCE BEFORE 8AM OR AFTER 6.30PM, PLEASE CALL 111.
Did you know you can book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access other services on-line 24 hours a day?
First you will need to obtain a user name and password from reception. To authorise this access we will need to see two valid forms of ID, one of which must be photographic i.e. passport or driving licence.
(Site updated 19/02/2019)