Date for over 65's Flu Clinic - Update 10/09/21
Please see FLU CLINIC INFORMATION for detail on how to book your flu vaccination.
Blood Bottle Shortage
There is currently a national shortage of blood bottles. We have been directed by NHS England to only take clinically urgent bloods. All requests for blood tests will be assessed by a clinician, to ensure that it is appropriate for these blood tests to be deferred. We are not aware of the timeframe that that the NHS are working towards, to resolve this issue.
We thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Get involved in this year’s Heart Age Campaign 2021, and take as little as 3 minutes out of your day to learn more about your heart health and blood pressure by completing the Heart Age Quiz
Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support. Find out more here
Castle Healthcare Practice is delighted to have signed up to the Green Impact for Health Toolkit and we are actively taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint.
The climate emergency is also a health emergency, and health care in the UK contributes 5.4% of the UK’s carbon emissions. We need to enhance the health of future generations, and this means operating within the sustainable boundaries of the planet.
Fortunately most of the solutions for the planet also make our health better, for example; eating a mainly plant-based diet, engaging in active travel and exercise in nature, avoiding smoking and reducing pollution etc. This will enhance our health and reduce our need for medications, with further benefits to the NHS, your health and the carbon footprint of healthcare.
For further information, visit: www.greenerpractice.co.uk
Covid-19 PPE Guidance
Following the government’s announcement to reduce Covid-19 restrictions as of 19th July 2021, it will still be mandatory to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing within Castle Healthcare Practice. This is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and our patients, some of which are extremely vulnerable.
This guidance will be subject to regular review, with the safety of staff and patients paramount to this decision.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding during this time.
For advice on how to book a Covid-19 vaccination or request a test, please see: nhs.uk/covid-19
For current Covid-19 restrictions, please see: gov.uk/covid-19
Covid-19 - Vaccine Proof & Mask Exemption
NHS England have informed us that GP practices will not be providing proof of vaccination history or travel passports relating to the Covid-19 vaccine.
Please do not contact the Practice in regards to proof of vaccination.
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.
When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.
If you do not have the NHS App then another way of getting proof of your vaccination status is an 'NHS Covid Pass Letter' - Please click this link for further information.
GPs will not issue exemption letters regarding face masks. GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask.
Rushcliffe Ramblers has now resumed following its postponement during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rushcliffe Ramblers Short Health Walks on Tuesdays
Start times are 10.15 and repeated at 11.30
Each walk is about 45 minutes
Terrain: Easy and flat
Meeting place: Junction of Gresham Park Road and Wilford Lane (near the mini roundabout). Car parking is available in places on the Gresham Park Road.
Please let Jeremy know if you are likely to come or contact him if you have any questions on 0115 981 0420 or Mobile 0775 145 8041
Please come along to:
- Enjoy the company
- Improve your health
- Add vitamin D!
For more information please click here
Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Information
You need to book any new vaccinations via the National Booking Service.
If you are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination please book via the National Booking Service using https://www.nhs.uk or by calling 119.
If you have an existing appointment booked via Swiftqueue, there is no change for your booking as you will still be able to access all your information online or by calling the NHS on 0115 883 4640.
You can find more information in these FAQs Vaccinations bookings move to national booking service - NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG (https://nottsccg.nhs.uk)
Please note that our online booking service is currently disabled due to the Covid-19 pandemic - please telephone our reception team who will triage your call as needed.
Ordering Prescriptions Online
Please ensure you are signed up to online services so you can order prescriptions online anytime. Also check you have a nominated pharmacy so your prescription goes there electronically.
You can also order repeat medication direct from your local pharmacy or by using the NHS app.
Revised Practice Opening times
The Practice is currently open 8:00am - 6:30pm Monday to Friday.
Partners Health Extended GP Evening and Weekend Opening Hours - Update
The service is available to Rushcliffe registered patients (and any temporary residents within Rushcliffe) and provides routine pre-bookable and same day appointments evenings, weekends and all bank holidays (excl. Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the weekend service is available, however the weekday evening appointments have been suspended.
DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE IF YOU SUSPECT YOU MAY HAVE COVID-19
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.
Please use NG2 7RN if using a Sat Nav device to find the surgery.
CQC Inspection Report - 21st January 2016
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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 17/09/2021)