Covid Vaccine Proof - NHS App
11th May 2021
NHS England have informed us that GP practices will not be providing proof of vaccination history or travel passports relating to the Covid vaccine.
Patients are encouraged to download the NHS App as the approved method of verifying your vaccination status.
If you want to register for the NHS App, full information on how to do so can be found at the link below. If you download the NHS App you will be taken through the set up requirements by the app. In most instances, this will not require you to contact your GP Practice, but you will need photo ID such as a passport or a UK driving license.
Please note that at the moment online booking of appointments is still suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Covid Vaccine Information (as at 26th April 2021)
You need to book any new Vaccinations via the the National Booking Service.
If you are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination please book via the National Booking Service using http://nhs.uk/CovidVaccine 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)
Extended Hours Service
Please be advised that the Rushcliffe Primary Medical Weekend Extended Access service will stop being operational from 1st March 2021.
To support NHSE we are converting the service to a Local Covid19 Vaccination Centre at the weekends from Saturday 6th March.
Please do not call the practice with queries regarding the booking of Covid Vaccinations we are unable to assist with these appointments. Appointments are dependent on vaccine availability; if none are available to book please return to the site later as appointments may be added during the day
You can call 119 for vaccine advice or 111 for medical advice.
Statement from the GP Partners of Castle Healthcare Practice – 25/02/21
The Partners of Castle Healthcare Practice fully support the national Covid-19 vaccination programme.
We are pleased to be able to share with you that all the Partners at the Practice have been vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine in keeping with Government recommendations.
We encourage our patients to have their vaccination when eligible to do so.
If you have any questions or queries please see the below resources:
NHS Covid Information Portal:
Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group Website:
For queries about the vaccination roll out:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0300 80 80 50
NHS Covid-19 App
We would also encourage our patients to download the NHS app on www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-app/ as this has many useful features and information
Click HERE for a Covid Vaccine Update - 12/11/2020
09/10/2020 - Please see press release re 50-64 flu vaccines at the bottom of the Coronavirus page
For our flu clinic information page please click here
PLEASE ENSURE WE HAVE YOUR CURRENT MOBILE NUMBER ON RECORD
Please read our dedicated Coronavirus page by clicking here
From 24th July all patients must wear a face covering when entering the building
See our latest newsletter
Please only enter the building for the below reasons:
*You have a pre-booked face to face appointment
*Dropping off a sample
*Picking up a sample bottle
For any other queries please telephone the Practice on 0115 883 2626
- To drop off a repeat prescription request please use the designated Castle post box outside the Physio entrance to the building
- Order direct from your designated pharmacy
- Order via the online ordering facility on our website if you are registered for this service
Pharmacy – please use the entrance at the top of the steps outside the building, there is no access from within the building
Please note that our online booking service is currently disabled due to the Coronavirus situation - please telephone our reception team who will triage your call as needed
Please ensure you are signed up to online services so you can order prescriptions online anytime 24/7. Also check you are signed up to your nominated pharmacy so your script goes straight there electronically - you can also order repeat medication direct from your local pharmacy
Revised Practice Opening times
The Practice will only be open between 8am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday.
PartnersHealth 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 Coronavirus pandemic the weekday evening appointments have been suspended.
The GP weekend service is still running, however it is not currently a pre-bookable service, it can only be accessed at the weekend via the 111 service. Phlebotomy (bloods) appointments are now available to be pre-booked during weekend mornings.
The NHS is well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances. These can be accessed at:
DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE IF YOU SUSPECT YOU MAY HAVE CORONAVIRUS
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 13/05/2021)