Instructions to patients when attending the surgery
Patients attending the surgery are to wear a mask, unless exempt, ring the door bell and wait outside or in their vehicles until collected by the clinician, who will be wearing full PPE, ie mask, visor, disposable apron, gloves. On entering the premises patients are then asked to wash their hands and their temperature is checked. All patients will be telephone triaged before being asked by the clinician to come to the surgery for a face-to-face consultation. At the end of their consultation, the patient will be escorted to the door by the clinician.
Covid-19 - The compulsory wearing of face covering in shops
The introduction of the requirement for people to wear face covering in shops is intended to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
There are certain groups of people who are exempt fro this requirement and they include:
Children under the age of 11
People with disabilities
those with breathing difficulties or
those who are travelling with someone who relies on lip reading.
These groups of people, their parents or guardians are able to indicate the reason, if required, as to why they are not wearing a face covering.
General practice is under considerable pressure as a direct result of the current challenges they are faced with with delivering a seervice to patients at the same time as coping with the consequences of this virus.
There is no requirement for general practice to issue letters for patients who are unable to wear face coverings, as the Government have clearly defined the exemptions of this requirement.
General practice needs to focus all its time and effort managing those who need their help and not be diverted from this by unnecessary tasks.
Many thanks for your help and support in this matter.
In line with Government guidelines on social distancing, we are now asking patients attending the surgery to bring their own face covering. This could be a scarf, bandana or other suitable home made mask. We are grateful for your co-operation at this difficult time.
CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK FAQs - What you can and can't do
Information can be found here
Do you have family, friends or neighbours that can help and support you? If not thenplease see the following information showing which groups are offering help according to your address:
Kimberley and surrounding area 0115 6480916
Awsworth 0115 9441839 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastwood, Newthorpe and Giltbrook 01773 292029 (10-2 every day, voicemail facility outside these hours) or via the ENGMA website.
Help the fight against COVID-19 - PRINCIPLE is a priority study for every single general practice in the country. Patients can sign up to see if they are eligible by visiting the PRINCIPLE website. Please click for details
KEY MESSAGES FOR THE PUBLIC
General practice staffing has been devastated by the impact of COVID-19, both self-isolation and the need to protect high-risk members of staff. We will therefore only focus on urgent medical need
It is imperative that you work with us to protect the NHS, not just for unwell patients with COVID-19, but all other urgent conditions et heart attacks, car accidents, cancer care, So please:
1. DO think before ringing any services; use online services first. General practice does not have the capacity to field minor queries for well patients.
2. DO NOT use services unless absolutely necessary.
3. DO NOT request sick notes/reports/holiday cancellation letters.
4. YOU MUST follow self-isolation/social distancing guidance.
5. DO use electronic prescribing service to order NORMAL QUANTITIES of repeat medications. Requests for excessive amounts will not be honoured.
6. DO be patient with all staff - everyone is doing their bit and working flat out.
We know you are anxious, we know these are hard messages. Thank you for working with us.
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR FRIENDS, RELATIVES AND NEIGHBOURS.
Trent Psychological Therapies Service
For those in need of emotional and psychological support at this difficult and challenging time, Trent PTS is continuing to provide a service for all patients registered with a GP in Greater Nottingham or Nottingham South (This service is NHS funded). If you would like psychological support and are aged 18 years or over you can self-refer. Please go to our website to complete a referral and we will be in contact to arrange your first appointment.
As we continued to accept new referrals, we are now offering our services by phone, webcam, using online text-based therapies or through online support packages so as to maintain social distancing.
You can also call on the telephone number below, to talk to a member of our team about the services we offer.
0115 896 2051
Welcome to Hama Medical Centre
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Patient Participation Group Bowel Screening Awareness raising event - September 2019
Following on from a morning Carer event held at the Hama Practice in June this year, in which we were hoping to raise awareness about Bowel Cancer Screening, it was suggested that we might try to bring it to the wider community by holding a similar event at Sainsbury's in Kimberley.
This was met with support from the management team at Sainsbury's and on Tuesday 3rd September various orange clad members of the Hama Medical Practice PPG, armed with leaflets and demonstration kits, manned a stand in the entrance to the store.
During the course of the morning, we were able to speak to several hundred people with a wide range of different reactions and opinions, the overwhelming one being that the majority of people between the ages of 60 and 74 are happily using and returning the test kit. They were even happier when they were shown the new, much more user-friendly kit! We were also able to inform people over the of 75 that they were still able to request the test and to give them the information and phone number that they would need. Only a relatively small number were uninterested - for a variety of reasons.
Overall, it was aan extremely successful and informative morning. It confirmed that the message about the importance of such screening is getting out to the public and it identified a large number of people who would still like to be doing the test. Our thanks must go to the staff at Sainsbury's and to all our (mostly) willing participants.
Try the new NHS App
If you're a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use our GP online service you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
Click the link for results of the National GP Survey
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
The surgery is designed to allow access for wheelchairs in to the consulting rooms, treatment areas and toilets.
(Site updated 14/08/2020)