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The online appointment booking service has now been reactivated for selected telephone appointments and patients are able to order prescriptions online. The sit and wait blood clinic has been suspended and will operate on a pre booked appointment basis. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience during this difficult time.

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Typhoid Vaccination Shortage

 
There is currently a nationwide shortage of the Typhoid vaccination, which is beyond our control, and we currently have no stock available.

You may find that other vaccination clinics still have these in stock for you, however there may be different charges for alternate services.

The Practice would be grateful that if you have an appointment and you source a vaccination elsewhere, you contact us to cancel your appointment. This enables us to give this slot to another patient who doesn’t require travel vaccinations.

  


 

 Half Day Close

  

To allow for essential training, the Practice will close at 12:00pm Thursday 14th July 2022 and will reopen 8:00am Friday 15th July 2022.

 

Practice opening times; week commencing 11th July 2022:

Monday 11th July

8:00am – 6:30pm

Tuesday 12th July

8:00am – 6:30pm (extended hours service 6:30pm – 8:00pm)

Wednesday 13th July

8:00am – 6:30pm (extended hours service 6:30pm – 8:00pm)

Thursday 14th July

8:00am – 12:00pm

Friday 15th July

8:00am – 6:30pm

 

 

If you require non-urgent medical care outside of our opening hours, call 111.

If you require immediate urgent medical care at any time, call 999.

   


 
Routine Appointment Booking

 
From Monday 16th May 
our appointment booking system will change.

On the day appointments will be used for conditions of a more urgent nature. Patients are able to book routine prebookable face to face or telephone appointments in advance via reception. The online service can also be used to book telephone appointments in advance.

  


 
Scam/Phishing Text Messages

  

We are aware of a text message that is being sent to patients that claims to be from the NHS, advising patients they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Omicron. There is then a link to book a home test.
 
PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE TEXT MESSAGE OR VISIT THE WEBSITE!

This is not a message from the Practice and should be deleted.
 
The full text message will be (or similar):
NHS: We identified you as a contact of someone who recently tested positive for Omicron. You must book a home test kit: https ://pcr- tracing-people .com’

PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE TEXT MESSAGE OR VISIT THE WEBSITE!
 
To book a PCR test or a Covid-19 vaccination, see the ‘Covid-19/Coronavirus Information’ page on our website for official guidance.

  


     
Covid-19

 
Click here
 to view all Practice Covid-19 guidance and information.
 


 
NHS App

 
Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. Services include; ordering repeat prescriptions and presenting your Covid-19 Pass.
 
Click here and click here for more information on the NHS App and how it can help you.
 
Download the app at: NHS App

Click here for the easy to follow installation and registration guide for the NHS App.

 


  
Extended Hours Service

 

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 8:00pm in the evening and between 8:30am and 12:30pm at weekends. If you request one of these appointments, which are outside of usual Practice opening 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:

  •     East Bridgford Medical Centre
  •     Castle Healthcare Practice
  •     Keyworth Medical Practice

 
Please note that all extended hours appointments are pre-bookable only, by contacting your own GP Practice.

There is no walk-in service offered.
 
If you require medical assistance before 8:00am or after 6:30pm, please call 111. If you require urgent medical assistance any time, call 999.

   


  

Let’s Talk - Wellbeing

  

Treatments offered:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Counselling
- Couples Therapy for Depression
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Guided Self Help
- Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CCBT) including Silvercloud and IESO
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Click here for contact details and how to self-refer.

 


  

GP Patient Survey

 
If invited to take part in the GP Patient Survey, we would love to hear your views.

Click here to see the full poster and visit www.gp-patient.co.uk to find out more. 

      


 
Social Media

 

Castle Healthcare Practice’s only official Facebook page can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/CastleHealthcarePractice

Please like and share the page to keep up to date with all the latest news from Castle Healthcare Practice.

    


 

NHS Health

Get involved in this year’s Heart Age Campaign, 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

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-health-check/check-your-heart-age-tool/

 

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

https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/drink-less/

 


  

Green Impact

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

    


 

Walking Group

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
  • Relax
  • Add vitamin D!

For more information please click here

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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 6:30pm Monday through to 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

OVERALL GOOD

See Care Quality Commission Report tab on the right for full details
 


ONLINE ACCESS

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 27/06/2022)
For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
 
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