Stub It! this Stoptober
Nottingham City ICP and partners are urging residents to use Stoptober as reason to make a quit attempt this October. More than 27% people who live in Nottingham City are registered as smokers, compared to 18% nationally. That means that a staggering 64,000 people in our city smoke.
Evidence shows that if a smoker can quit for 28 days then they are five times more likely to quit for good. Teaming this with behavioural support and nicotine replacement products, such as the service provided by Stub It! smokers will further increase their chance of quitting for life.
New location for appointments with GP+, GPX and Stub it!
From Monday 2nd August our services GP+, GPX and Stub it! will be moving location. Don't worry it's in the same building, just on the first floor.
Patients attending face to face appointments with these services will need to access the building via our Angel Row entrance. Our Angel Row entrance is located between Pepe's chicken and Tesco express, opposite the old City Library. The friendly team at Parliament Street Medical centre will help direct anyone while we settle in.
Parliament Street Medical Centre
Following a tender process by Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG NCGPA took over the provision of GP services for Platform One Practice on 1 July. The practice has become Parliament Street Medical Centre and has reloacted to 79a Upper Parliament Street, less than a mile from the Platform One Practice site.
If you were a patient at Platform One and need help or support you can visit the website: Homepage - Upper Parliament Street Medical Centre (parliamentstreetmc.co.uk) or you can contact the practice by phone of the same telephone number.
Nottingham City General Practice Alliance (NCGPA) would like to confirm that Emma Bravery is leaving the post of Chief Operating Officer after nearly 5 years in this position.
Emma oversaw the expansion of NCGPA from a small group to over 130 staff managing over a dozen services across Nottingham City, supporting General Practice and primary care services for its citizens.
The Board and Senior Management Team would like to express it thanks to Emma for her commitment, enthusiasm and dedication to NCGPA and wish her the very best for her future career.
With the advent of Primary Care Networks, Integrated Care Systems and further developments in the local Health Care landscape, NCGPA is reviewing its structures to develop an organisation that meets the needs of Nottingham City General Practice, PCNs and the citizens they serve. This period of review and transition will enable NCGPA to design and consolidate our aligned relationship with PCNs in consultation with our shareholders, stakeholders and other partners. This process is being facilitated by Dr Adele Cresswell and Dr Alastair McLachlan on the joint behalf of PCNs and NCGPA. Adele will cover the NCGPA COO responsibilities on an interim basis until a permanent appointment can be made.
Dr Jonathan Harte,