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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.

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Free Adult Guided Cycling in Rushcliffe

  
Guided by a qualified cycling instructor, come along and meet other likeminded people for a gentle cycle with some café stops and viewing the sights along the way…

 

Guided cycles to take place:

East Leake – 31st July

Cotgrave – 14th August

Keyworth – 21st August

Bingham – 28th August

 

To book, visit: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BTCP

 

Click here to view the poster.
 


  

Holiday Preparation

   
In the lead up to going away on holiday, please ensure you have checked your medication and healthcare requirements prior to travel.
 
Travel vaccination appointments need to be booked at least 6 weeks before travel.
 
If you are going to run out of medication during your holiday, please ensure you contact the Practice prior to travel. Standard medication requests can take up to 48 (working) hours to be processed. If you require a review this may further extend the time to prescribe your medication. Medication requests will not be given urgent on the day appointment slots.

If you require quantities of medication that differ to what you are normally prescribed i.e. you are going on a long trip, or you require alternative support/medication i.e. delaying of a menstrual cycle, please ensure you contact the Practice 3 weeks prior to travel to book a routine appointment. These requests will not be given urgent on the day appointment slots.

For information on how to access NHS support whilst on holiday in the UK, visit: 
NHS - How can I see a GP if I'm away from home

For information on healthcare abroad, visit: NHS - Healthcare Abroad

  


  

NHS Awareness Event Calendar

  
As part of a scheme aiming to improve the health of local residents by encouraging and promoting self-care support, throughout 2022/23, each month the Rushcliffe Primary Care Network will look to highlight a specific health related area through a range of targeted interventions.
 
Click here for more detail and the calendar of target areas.
   


 
August Bank Holiday

 

 

Castle Healthcare Practice opening hours over the Bank Holiday period.

 

Practice opening times; week commencing 29th August 2022:

Monday 29th August

Closed

Tuesday 30th August

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

Wednesday 31st August

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

Thursday 1st September

8:00am – 6:30pm

Friday 2nd September

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.

 


 
Half Day Close

 

 

To allow for essential training, the Practice will close at 12:00pm Thursday 15th September 2022 and will reopen 8:00am Friday 16th September 2022.

 

Practice opening times; week commencing 12th September 2022:

Monday 12th September

8:00am – 6:30pm

Tuesday 13th September

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

Wednesday 14th September

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

Thursday 15th September

8:00am – 12:00pm

Friday 16th September

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 clinical 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.
      


 

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

     


  TEST TETEST

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 16/08/2022)
For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
 
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