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Clifton Medical Practice, Clifton Cornerstone, Southchurch Drive, Clifton, Nottingham, NG11 8EWTel: 0115 9211288
The practice has signed up with the National Institute for Health Research
and takes part in research projects from time to time.
Clifton Medical Practice is taking part in a clinical trial exploring treatment for the COVID-19 virus. Please click https://www.phctrials.ox.ac.uk/principle-trial/how-to-join
to find out more. Please call the Trial Team if you have any questions or do not have access to online systems:
0800 138 0880
Our clinical pharmacist, Maulik Jhaveri, joined us in September 2016. He is currently holding medication review sessions
The practice is a training practice
The practice now has two GP Registrars working in the practice.
Foundation 2 Doctors
The practice currently has one Foundation 2 doctor. These are qualified doctors doing a 4-month placement in general practice.
All patients have a named GP attached to their record. If you would like to know your named GP, please ask at Reception. Please be aware this is for admin purposes only and you can see any GP of your choice, when available.
GP2GP Electronic Transfer of Medical Records started at the practice in November 2014. If you have any questions about this service, please ask the practice manager.
If you require any vaccination relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. Please call in to collect a Travel vaccination form, to be filled in and returned to the surgery prior to an appointment being given
It is important to do this as early as possible - at least 6-8 weeks before you travel.
ON LINE PRESCRIPTIONS
Online ordering of prescriptions is not suitable for urgent, same day prescriptions.
Online ordering is for repeat prescriptions of 4 items only or less and 48 hours notice is needed to process all prescriptions
Just found out you are pregnant?
Please contact our midwifery team directly at Clifton Cornerstone
You will be given an appointment with the midwife between 8 to 12 weeks from the first day of your last period.
You should take Folic Acid before you are pregnant and every day until you are 12 weeks pregnant.
You should take Vitamin D throughout your pregnancy.
Evening & Weekend Appointments bookable through your GP practice
Patients registered at this practice can now access additional routine appointments during evenings and weekends through the new GP+ Nottingham City service.
Appointments will be available to see GPs, Practice Nurses, Clinical Pharmacists and Physiotherapists in a fully equipped accessible location on Upper Parliament Street in Nottingham City Centre
Opening hours will be:
16:00 - 20:00 Monday - Friday
09:00 - 13:00 Saturday and Sunday
This is not a walk in service. Appointments are required and will be bookable through the reception team at your own GP practice
Following over 25 years' service we can advise you
that Dr Taylor retired at the end of March 2019
Your data matters to the NHS
Information about your health and care helps us to improve
your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services
and research new treatments
In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used
were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information
safe and always being clear about how it is used.
You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning
To find out more visit: nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters
We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from 12 March 2020.
Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.
You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.
Read more about EPS on the NHS website
Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that can be easily resolved without a doctor's appointment.
It is estimated that every year, 50 million visits to the GP are made for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema, and athlete's foot. By visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble.
Keeping a well stocked medicine cabinet at home can help you treat many minor ailments. Colds, coughs, indigestion and many other minor complaints can all be treated with medicines that are available over the counter.
Your pharmacist can advise on what you might find useful to keep in your medicine cabinet. Always follow the instructions on the medicine label and consult your doctor if the illness continues or becomes more severe.
Pharmacists offer professional free health advice at any time - you don't need an appointment. From coughs and colds to aches and pains, they can give you expert help on everyday illnesses. They can answer questions about prescribed and over-the-counter medicines. Your local Pharmacist can also advise on healthy eating.
Pharmacists can also advise on health eating, obesity and giving up smoking. Some pharmacists have private areas where you can talk in confidence. They may suggest you visit your GP for more serious symptoms. It is possible to purchase many medicines from the chemist without a prescription. Watch this short video on how you can get the most out of your local pharmacy
NHS Walk-In Centres offer convenient access to a range of NHS services for patients based in England only. You can receive treatment for many ailments including:
NHS Walk In Centres treat around 3m patients a year and have proved to be a successful complementary service to traditional GP and A&E services. Some centres offer access to doctors as well as nurses. However, they are not designed for treating long-term conditions or immediately life-threatening problems.
Major A&E departments assess and treat patients who have serious injuries or illnesses. Generally, you should visit A&E or call 999 for emergencies, such as:
If you're injured or seriously ill, you should go, or be taken, to A&E. If an ambulance is needed you can call 999, the emergency phone number in the UK. You can also dial 112, which is the equivalent for the European Union.
Major A&E departments offer access 365 days a year and usually open 24 hours a day. Be aware that not all hospitals have an A&E department.
Acute diarrhoea is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection and affects almost everyone from time to time. A common cause in both children and adults is gastroenteritis, an infection of the bowel.
Bouts of diarrhoea in adults may also be brought on by anxiety or drinking too much coffee or alcohol. Diarrhoea may also be a side effect of a medication
NHS Symptoms, causes, treatment and information
Macmillan Cancer Support Diarrhoea as a result of cancer treatments
To save them on your computer, right-click on any of the links below and then click 'Save Target As..." . Click on any of the links below to play the audio files:
Burns - Explains the immediate treatment for burns and scalds.
Fits - How to deal with fits (convulsions/seizures) in adults and young children.
Wounds - Immediate actions for wounds, bleeding, and bleeding associated with fractures.
Unconscious patient who is breathing - How to deal with an unrousable patient who IS breathing (includes recovery position)
CPR for adults - Adults who have collapsed, unrousable and NOT breathing.
CPR for babies - Babies who are unrousable and NOT breathing.
Collapsed patient in detail - Explains the complete scenario including checks for breathing, circulation, etc.
These files have been prepared by Sussex Ambulance Service and comply with European Resuscitation Council Guidelines.
British Red Cross - First Aid Tips Simple, straightforward and easy to understand first aid tips
St Johns Ambulance St John Ambulance believes that everyone should learn at least the basic first aid techniques.
These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
A cold is a mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways. It can cause nasal stuffiness, a runny nose, sneezing, a sore throat and a cough. Usually it's a self-limiting infection – this means it gets better by itself without the need for treatment.
On average, adults have two to five colds each year and school-age children can have up to eight colds a year. Adults who come into contact with children tend to get more colds. This is because children usually carry more of the virus, for longer.
In the UK, you’re more likely to get a cold during the winter months although the reasons why aren’t fully understood at present.
For most people, a cold will get better on its own within a week of the symptoms starting without any specific treatment. However, there are treatments that can help to ease your symptoms and make you feel more comfortable. These are available from your pharmacy, which means that you can treat yourself, rather than needing to see your GP.
There is no cure for colds. Antibiotics, which treat infections caused by bacteria, don't work on cold viruses.
There are a number of self-help measures that may help to ease the symptoms of a cold.
You should try to make sure you get enough rest if you have a cold. It’s not usually necessary to stay off work or school.
Colds & Flu A factsheet on the causes, symptoms, treatment & prevention of colds & the flu
NHS - is it the common cold or the flu? Colds and flu can share some of the same symptoms (sneezing, coughing, sore throat) but are caused by different viruses, and flu can be much more serious. Find out
Factsheet - Common ColdInformation about the diagnosis, treatment and symptoms of the common cold