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COVID vaccination/Spring booster information

The link below from the Nottingham CCG which gives you the information that may answer any questions regarding the Covid vaccination programme from now on and offer guidance:

Nottingham CCG Covid Spring Booster vaccination programme

The spring booster programme opens on 21 March and offers the most vulnerable members of the community a chance to top up their immunity because Covid-19 is more serious for older people and those with a weakened immune system.

The NHS will contact those who are eligible to make a spring booster appointment. The NHS will prioritise those whose clinical need is greatest, as it has throughout, starting with those who have had a bigger gap since their last dose, then working through the cohort to invite others who have waited less time. Everyone who is eligible will be offered a top up over the Spring and early Summer.


Child immunisations & vaccinations

  1. When to have NHS Child vaccinations
  2. Why child vaccinations is safe and important
  3. Vaccination appointment tips for parents

Children & Flu vaccine

The children’s flu vaccine is offered as a yearly nasal spray to children to help protect them against flu. Flu can be a very unpleasant illness for children, with potentially serious complications, including bronchitis and pneumonia. Children can catch and spread flu easily. Vaccinating them also protects others who are vulnerable to flu, such as babies and older people.

Gelatine content :

We understand that some parents may have religious or ethical objections to the pork gelatine content of the nasal spray. Parents who do not wish for their child to have the nasal spray due to its porcine gelatine (pork) content, can request the injectable vaccine is used instead. The injectable vaccine does not contain any porcine gelatine content.

If your child is at school you will be sent a consent form link via your child’s school where you can specify which vaccine your child can have. Alternatively, you can log on to to consent online. If you have already declined a vaccination but have since changed your mind, call 07920 182032 to arrange a flu vaccination.

If your child has an underlying health condition, and is more vulnerable to flu, they will be offered a flu vaccine at their GP surgery. Parents can request an injectable vaccine rather than the nasal spray via their GP.

If your child is 2 or 3 years of age they will be invited for their vaccination by their GP. You can ask your practice for the injectable non-porcine flu vaccine.

The nasal spray vaccine contains gelatine which is made from pork. The gelatine used is a highly purified product and is essential for stabilising the vaccine.

Signposting Health - Find the SERVICE YOU NEED

Free Adult Weight Management Programme

If you are a Nottinghamshire resident with a body mass index (BMI) above 25, you may be eligible for a free 12 month community-based weight management service. If you are not sure what your BMI is, you can check it on the NHS BMI calculator.

The weight management programme includes:

  • 12 week group based programme
  • nutritional advice
  • physical activity sessions
  • sessions in local areas
  • walking groups
  • review sessions at 6 and 12 months

ongoing support lasting up to 12 months

Click on this link to: Start a healthy lifestyle and take control of your weight

CARE Programme

The Cancer and Rehabilitation Exercise (CARE) programme is for men and women living with Cancer.

Other programme benefits

Participants attending the weekly sessions also receive a complimentary fitness membership to the Portland Centre. This includes:

  • Full use of a the cardio, weights and functional gyms
  • Use of the swimming pool
  • Access to over 20 fitness classes

Self referral link for the CARE programme

Notts County FC Football in the Community work in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to deliver this incredibly effective cancer rehabilitation & exercise programme. CARE uses physical activity to help patients during their recovery.

The CARE programme not only provides participants with the benefits of physical exercise, it is also a social environment where members can share stories, and increase their confidence and self-esteem during a difficult period in their lives.

Participants are welcomed on to our CARE programme at any time throughout their cancer journey; from diagnosis, during treatment or recovery and through to remission, meaning they can benefit from the programme before, throughout and after treatment.

Benefits to your health and support available to you

Choose well ....a right service

Make the right choice for the condition you suffer with and seek treatment for. This allows for a more efficient service and solution for each patient.


Services offered by a Pharmacy

Pharmacies offer a range of free professional health advice. They offer advice on common ailments eg. coughs & colds, seasonal allergies, aches & pains. They also offer advice on lifestyle issues eg. smoking and dietary concerns.

There are a range of prescription options offered by each pharmacy.


Employees only need a fit note from a doctor after 7 days off work sick.

Employees are recommended to take a photocopy of the sick note before submitting in to their employer.

For Minor Injuries including X-rays; its quicker and easier to go to the

Urgent Care Centre

London Road



Open 7am - 9pm, 365 days a year.


Look into the 4-step guide to help you quit smoking. Click on the link below.

Click here and be SMOKEFREE

Cancer Research UK - SMOKING

10 health benefits of stopping smoking. Click the link below for support.

See the benefits, get support to stop smoking

Stop Smoking, Start Living Booklet

Stop smoking HELPLINE in different languages

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


During your consultation with the Doctor it may be decided to refer to the hospital for further investigation.

The practice will discuss your choices at the time of referral.

Please make sure the practice has your up to date address and contact details as wrong information may delay your referral.

click here: Referral Procedure - Patient Information

The hospital will give you an appointment as soon as possible. This may mean there is only a limited choice of appointments available.

Please make every effort to fit in with the date they offer you.

It is important that you go to your appointment – don’t put it off.

If you can’t attend your appointment, please contact the clinic as soon as you can to organise another urgent appointment. The clinic’s number will be on the letter which they send to you.

Make sure your GP has your correct address and contact details including your mobile/daytime telephone number.

>>Make sure your GP has your correct address and contact details including your mobile/daytime telephone number.

Please read/download/print the information leaflet, if required:

Click here: Referral Support Service - Patient Information Leaflet (Nottingham CCG)


This service is available in many different places in the community. If you are aged 16 or over and having difficulties such as feeling low, anxious or stressed and would like help from some short term talking therapy, you can discuss this with your GP who may arrange a referral to the Let’s TalkWellbeing service.

Let's Talk Wellbeing Information Booklet

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Tel: 0115 9752666
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Location & Contact

Riverlyn Medical Centre
Station Road
Tel: 0115 9752666
(Appointments only)

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