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Bowel Cancer Screening

BOWEL CANCER SCREENING

BOWEL CANCER SCREENING and its importance!!!



  • Blood in your stools?

  • Blood in your urine?

  • Coughing for 3 weeks and more?



Bowel cancer screening checks if you could have bowel cancer. It's available to everyone aged 60 or over.

You use a home test kit to collect a small sample of poo and send it to a lab. This is checked for tiny amounts of blood.

Blood can be a sign of polyps or bowel cancer. Polyps are growths in the bowel. They are not cancer, but may turn into cancer over time.

If the test finds anything unusual, you might be asked to have further tests to confirm or rule out cancer.

Always see a GP if you have symptoms of bowel cancer at any age – do not wait to have a screening test.


How to get a home test kit

Everyone aged 60 to 74 who is registered with a GP and lives in England is automatically sent a bowel cancer screening kit every 2 years.

Make sure your GP has your correct address so your kit is posted to the right place.

If you're 75 or over, you can ask for a kit every 2 years by phoning the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.

If you're worried about a family history of bowel cancer or have any symptoms, speak to a GP for advice.


How to use the home test kit

The screening kit used in England is the faecal immunochemical test kit – known as the FIT kit.

You collect a small sample of poo on a small plastic stick and put it into the sample bottle and post it to a lab for testing.

There are instructions that come with the kit. You can also find bowel cancer screening kit instructions on GOV.UK.


Click here to see a short video >> How to do the FIT bowel cancer screening test




FLU Campaign 2020

We are pleased to announce that our flu vaccination clinics will be open for bookings in the first week of September.

Patient safety and convenience are important to us. Our clean and well equipped surgery allows us to safely operate a system ensuring social distancing is adhered to at all times.

We ask that patients coming to the surgery wear a face mask, arrive vaccination ready (ie. wearing a short sleeve top so that the arm is easily accessible) and all of our staff will be wearing PPE.

Our clinics will start for the over 65 age group from 03rd September onwards. Clinics for under 65s from later in September, once we have the vaccine delivery dates.

Child flu vaccinations for children aged between 2 and 3 (dates pending) will also be offered in these clinics. (If your child is outside of this age group and not in an at risk category they will be vaccinated at school).

Pregnant women and people over 6 months of age and under 65 years of age with clinical conditions which make them “at risk” are also eligible. To check your eligibility for a free flu vaccination at your GP Surgery? Please see

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

We will not be able to send letters to patients inviting them to book an appointment.

The flu vaccination programme will be extended for 2020 to include those aged 50-64 (who do not already fall into an at risk category). We are awaiting further guidance from NHS England on this. Please note: we CANNOT vaccinate anyone in this cohort until we receive this further guidance.

Coronavirus advice on NHS website

RIVERLYN MEDICAL CENTRE WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL WALK-IN PATIENTS. ONLY PATIENTS WHO HAVE BEEN INVITED TO VISIT THE SURGERY BY THE CLINICIAN WILL BE ALLOWED ACCESS - TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND CONTAINMENT OF CORONAVIRUS. All other advice is available below. Thank you for your patience as this very difficult time.



COVID VACCINATIONS


The Covid-19 vaccination programme has begun. When it is your turn to be vaccinated, the NHS will contact you. Please do not contact the NHS.

In Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, a few different health and care organisations including hospitals, GP practices, care homes and others are working together on the Covid-19 vaccination programme. This means when it is your turn to be vaccinated, this may not be at your GP practice. You will be told where to go for your appointment and how to book.

In line with expert guidance, the first priority for vaccination is care homes residents and staff, people over the age of 80 and frontline health and care workers.

We understand a lot of people want to be vaccinated and would like to reassure you this will happen. Please be patient and wait to be contacted.

For further information on why you are being asked to wait for your Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information on the GOV.UK website or this leaflet.


Covid-19 Vaccine: NHS will get in touch when it's your turn


WHY DO I HAVE TO WAIT???

Please click on the link: Why must I wait for a Covid vaccine?



DOWNLOAD: NHS Covid-19 App

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The more of us that use it, the better we can control coronavirus.

Protect your loved ones. Please download the app.



WORKING FROM HOME?

Isolating at Home Working from Home - please read



BENGALI - Information leaflet

GUJARATI - Information Leaflet

POLISH - Information Leaflet

PUNJABI - Information Leaflet

ROMANI - Information Leaflet

ROMANIAN - Information Leaflet

RUSSIAN - Information Leaflet

URDU - Information Leaflet



SOCIAL DISTANCING




>>> Easy to Read At Risk Patient Information


>>> Easy to Read Isolation Advice


>>> CANCER care during COVID-19: short information video



COVID-19: Sick Note procedures:

We have received a number of requests for Doctor’s Sick Notes in relation to being off work. The Government’s rules around issuing a sick note (Med3) are that a medical professional can only issue a Med3 when an individual has had more than seven continuous calendar days off sick due to an illness (including weekends).


For any period of illness less than seven days, you are able to complete a self-certification certificate and provide this to your employer. In the unlikely event that your employer does not accept a self-certification then your doctor may be able to issue a private sick note for which you may get charged.


In light of the current Coronavirus situation, it is inevitable that a number of employees may be required to quarantine themselves at home for example due to the nature of recent travel, even in the absence of any symptoms of an illness. In these cases, your GP will not be able to issue a sick note as the time off work is not due to an illness, and isn’t affecting your ability to work, but rather is a precaution to avoid transmission of any illness that is yet to produce symptoms.

We therefore expect your employer to be sympathetic if you are required to self-isolate for 14 days and to understand that the reason for this is to protect the welfare of your work colleagues and the wider community. We understand that you may also be able to call NHS 111 to request an email confirmation of the suspected Coronavirus diagnosis, to show to your employer if needed.


Whilst we appreciate this may cause some difficulties between you and your employer, equally GPs have a responsibility to prioritise the assessment and management of the healthcare needs of patients who are acutely unwell, rather than spending time dealing with requests for sick notes, particularly when they aren’t in a position to issue one.


Also, for children taking time off school, there is no NHS requirement for GPs to provide letters to the school to confirm this. As I am sure you will appreciate, with the rapidly evolving Coronavirus situation, and the already existing pressures on GPs to meet the day to day demands from ill patients, the practice is unable to accommodate a school request for a GP letter. We hope that schools will work with parents to ensure any time off is appropriately recorded, obviating the need for a doctor’s note.







DO I NEED A FACE-TO-FACE APPOINTMENT ????

Please follow this link for guidance: GP Appointment Guidance


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NHS WEBLINKS available for patients:


>>> NHS Website advice for Coronavirus


>>> Coronavirus - Overview


>>> Coronavirus - Advice


>>> ISOLATION NOTE




Map from Riverlyn Medical Centre to Alice Medical Centre

Thursday Afternoon Appointment Arrangement

As you are aware, Riverlyn Medical Centre has a reciprocal arrangement for a Thursday afternoon surgery cover arrangement with three other practices. (Springfield Medical, The Medical Centre (Irfan) and Greenfields Medical) . The four surgeries provide clinical cover on a rota basis for the group.

Unfortunately Greenfields Medical Centre has given notice to the Group of practices, advising us that they are terminating their agreement.

We have another practice that would like to offer their services and join the group in the agreement.

The practice is Alice Medical Centre Alice Medical Centre Website

We have arranged a meetings at The Medical Centre and also with our Patient Participation Group to represent your thoughts on the matter.

If you would like to give your thoughts and feedback, please call the practice, post us a letter or pop in to the practice to relay any thoughts and feedback that you may have regarding this proposed venture.

The maps below shows where Alice Medical Centre is located in comparison to Riverlyn Medical Centre. By public transport, Nottingham City Transport's No 17 bus connects the two surgeries.


BUS ROUTE map below:





ONLINE Booking, Ordering medication




You are now able to register with Riverlyn Medical Centre for access to:


  • Book appointments online


  • Order Repeat Prescriptions


  • Access to basic medical records


Online Services Guide


Kindly ask the Receptionist to request Online Access to the above.




Appointments will be available to see GPs, Treatment Room Nurses, Clinical Pharmacists and Physiotherapists in a fully equipped accessible location on Upper Parliament Street in the heart of the city.

Opening hours will be:

16:00 – 20:00 Monday – Friday
09:00 – 13:00 Saturday & Sunday

Patients can book appointments in the usual way through the reception team at their own GP practice.

Location: GP+ Nottingham City, 79a Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 6LD







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CQC inspection area ratings
(Latest report published on 29 November 2019)

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Our Address

Location & Contact

Riverlyn Medical Centre
Station Road
Bulwell
Nottingham
NG6 9AA
Tel: 0115 9752666
(Appointments only)

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Location & Contact

Riverlyn Medical Centre
Station Road
Bulwell
Nottingham
NG6 9AA
Tel: 0115 9752666
(Appointments only)

NG6 9AA
Opening Hours

Monday: 08.00 – 18.30
Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Thursday: 08.00 – 18.30
Friday: 08.00 – 18.30

Extended Hours:
Tuesday 18.30 – 19.30