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Opening Hours during May Bank Holidays

Opening Hours Over the May Bank Holidays May Day Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2024 – CLOSED Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2024 – CLOSED Open as usual throughout the rest of May. Out of hours Please call NHS 111 for all medical advice or 999 for emergencies. Prescriptions Please note to order your…

Quality Improvement Project on Hepatitis C

Please note: this is a small-scale, ‘pilot’ project initially. Therefore, not every patient registered at Nelson Medical Practice who have risk factors for hepatitis C virus will be offered a test via this project. Please only read this Patient Information Webpage if you have been sent the link to do so. Nevertheless, if you are…

Dr Thomson – Retirement

We are sad to announce that Dr Margarita Thomson, who is a salaried GP with us, will be retiring on ill health grounds as of 31st March 2024. Dr Thomson has asked us to pass on her best wishes to all her patients and says that it has been an absolute privilege to have been their doctor…

No Smoking Day – 13th March 2024

The 40th anniversary of No Smoking Day, a time for us to unite and offer encouragement and support to those on their quitting journey. There are over 5.3 million adults in England who still smoke, and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death in England. In fact, up to two in three smokers…

View Your Prescriptions in the NHS App

What prescription information can you see in the NHS App? You can now see and access your prescriptions electronically in the NHS App, allowing you to: – Easily see the details of medicines/ items healthcare professionals have confirmed for you – Use a prescription barcode to collect your medicine if you don’t have a nominated…

Ask Your Pharmacy Week – 30th October to 6th November 2023

For expert advice, visit your local pharmacy There is no need to book an appointment. Just walk in. As qualified health professionals and experts in medicines, your local pharmacist offers a wide range of services. For example; NHS services such as health checks and vaccinations or private services such as travel vaccinations. All pharmacists train…

Measles cases are rising

Measles cases are rising in England and across Europe this year. Make sure you and your family are protected against becoming seriously unwell with measles by checking you are up to date with the MMR vaccine. Across England, on average one in ten children are not up to date with their MMR vaccinations, with some…