GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)

On the 25th May 2018 a new European Law came into play for all organisations.

 Please notify reception if you are happy for us to contact you via Letter, Telephone Call or Text.

 Failing to do this could affect your health care as Rainworth Surgery is legally required to work within the new regulation and requires explicit consent from our patients for specific forms of contact.

GDPR Information

Shingles Vaccine    Please consider a Shingles vaccination if you are 70-73 and your birthday is between 2 September 1942 and 1 September 1946, or 78-79 with your birthday 2 September 1936 - 1 September 1938, ask at Reception for further information.

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Welcome to Rainworth Surgery

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Rainworth Surgery patients: COVID-19 PATIENT SERVICE UPDATE:

From Monday 19th July 2021 Rainworth Surgery will continue to follow Public Health England's guidance on COVID infection control.

Infection control procedures have not changed for healthcare settings.  The safety of our patients and staff remains a priority during this pandemic.

This means all COVID secure measures will continue to be in place at the surgery.

Social distancing/hand hygiene/frequent decontamination of surfaces/ ventilation where possible/the use of PPE/face masks.

Patients will be required to continue to wear masks/face coverings when attending the surgery after the 19th July 2021 (unless exempt).

In light of national guidelines changing and social distancing rules beginning to relax the practice has reviewed how it provides services to patients. While we are still adhering to COVID-19 NHS Guidance and telephone triage will continue to take place, we are making changes to how patients access the building for booked appointments.

If you have an appointment booked to see the GP, Nurse or Healthcare assistant, please enter the building and book in at reception. Patients can now take a seat in the reception area (or stand socially distanced) and wait to be called into the consultation room by the clinician. Chairs are socially distanced and we ask patients not to turn up early for appointments. This is to make sure there is enough room in the waiting area for all patients at the appropriate time.

Patients should continue to self-isolate and get tested if showing any signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

Please bear in mind the practice is extremely busy and we are prioritising appointments where appropriate. 

Many Thanks – The Whole Team @ Rainworth Surgery

For further advice & guidance:

  • England visit
  • Rainworth Surgery does not have any 'testing facilities' for Corona Virus at the Surgery.

  • For SICK NOTES for patients with CORONA VIRUS or SELF ISOLATING due to a Family Member, the advice is to self certify for one week, then contact 111 for a code.  Please do not call  or come into the surgery.
  • Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on

  • With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

Registering for Online Access

Please see our reception staff and register for Online Access - this will allow you to request repeat prescriptions, see your summary care record which includes your name, date of birth, address, telephone number which you can then check for accuracy and let us know if something needs changing.  The summary care record also includes your repeat medication and recent acute medication, your allergies and sensitivities.  You will also able to apply for access to your coded record.

The government set practices a target of 25% of patients to be registered for Online Access by 31st March 2017, with this target increasing this year.  Please help us to achieve our target.

A number of SMS messages asking patients to register for this have also been sent out.  You will need to come to Reception and bring photo ID and proof of address ie utility bill, in order that we can generate your User ID and password. It is really easy to access our online services via this web site and order your repeat prescription.

Thank you for helping us achieve our target, our reception staff will look forward to helping you with your online access requests.

DUE TO THE CURRENT HEALTH CONCERN - CORONAVIRUS (COVID - 19) we have been advised to suspend access to book online appointments for the time being.

Prescription Ordering

We have ceased taking prescription requests on the telephone. Please order online, through the pharmacy, or use the automated order line by selecting option 3 on the telephone. You can also post your request in the Prescription Box situated outside the entrance to the right on the wall. (Due to Corona Virus please do not come into the building with prescription requests).

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

Join In

We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.

What we do with any personal data you may give us: click on the link below to find out more.

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