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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.

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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.

Latest News

BLOOD BOTTLE SHORTAGE.

A supplier to the NHS has advised of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one. However, where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when your test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact us as you would normally.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will keep patients updated with information as we get it.

Thank you.

SEASONAL FLU VACCINATIONS THIS WINTER.

The surgery will shortly be starting to invite eligible patients for their seasonal flu vaccination by phone call or text message.

The surgery will provide clinics during the week and a Saturday flu clinic on 16th October.  We will be inviting patients in a specific order to make sure we have a vaccine to allocate to every patient whom is eligible.

Staff at the surgery have been working hard to plan and organise vaccinating patients as soon as vaccines are delivered to us. We will be starting to vaccinate from the 27th September 2021.

Please support your local surgery;

We know other providers like pharmacies and supermarkets offer flu jabs to our patients.

Like all other GP practices we rely on funding from each flu vaccination we give to ensure we can acquire the same amount of vaccines for next year and to help maintain our services.

Every single flu vaccine patients have elsewhere means loss of funding for your GP practice.

Please support your GP surgery by choosing to have your flu vaccine with us. 

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COVID BOOSTERS; we await further developments in this area and will inform you in due course of local plans to give COVID boosters.

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Limit on NHS Prescriptions. The NHS in parts of Nottinghamshire is changing what can be given on prescription as part of plans to save £20 million.  NHS Mansfield and Ashfield and Newark and Sherwood CCGs are planning to stop prescribing low priority medicines and over-the-counter remedies such as Paracetamol or Hay-fever preparations - with a few exceptions. NHS Prescriptions.

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