Littlewick Medical Centre, 42 Nottingham Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5PR| Tel: 0115 932 5229

If you have travelled abroad…

If you have travelled to any countries that are requiring you to self-isolate upon return, please do not attend the surgery. If you have a pre-booked appointment, please call to cancel and rearrange for the end of your self-isolation period. For further guidance and advice around current travel restrictions, please visit direct.gov.uk

The surgery will be closed from 12 noon on Wednesday 9th September for staff training. Should you require urgent medical attention or advice whilst we are closed, you should call 111. Alternatively if you feel your situation is life threatening then please do not hesitate to contact 999.

Register for free school meals

No child should ever go hungry; free school meals play a large part in ensuring that children have a nutritious meal to support their physical and intellectual growth.

Research shows that diet has a “significant and immediate effect” on behaviour, concentration and cognitive ability (CPAG & British Youth Council report ‘Going Hungry’). Free school meals are therefore essential to help children reach their potential.

Based on the average price of a school meal you could save £400 a year if you are eligible for your child to receive free school meals. Your child’s school will also benefit by receiving £1000 for every pupil entitled to free school meals which can be used to provide extra resources.

Children who are entitled to free school meals receive the same food and sit in the same area as children who pay for their own meals; there is no distinction.

To find out more, or to register, visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals.

Register for free school meals

FLU CLINICS 2020

If you are over 65 or in an at risk group you are eligible for a FREE flu jab. As a practice we will be running the flu clinics as soon as the vaccine is available.

Later in the year, the flu vaccine may be given to people aged 50 to 64. More information will be available later in the autumn.

We will be contacting eligible patients by text when slots are available to book.

You are at risk if you;

• Are pregnant
• Have a long term health condition i.e. diabetes, COPD, chronic heart disease
• Have a learning disability
• Are the main carer for someone who is at risk of Covid-19, or whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

For more information on the flu vaccine please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

Important notices

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

Please also be aware that practices in Erewash unfortunately do not receive the flu vaccines at the same time. This means you may get your flu vaccine at a different time to other people in your area, e.g. if your neighbour is registered at a different practice and they get the flu vaccine at a different time to you. It is useful to note that the ‘over 65’s’ vaccine is different to the ‘at risk’ vaccine for under 65’s, and they are delivered separately. This has an impact on when different age groups can get the vaccine. We apologise for this and we are working together as local practices to try and co-ordinate this in future years.

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You can now apply for a coronavirus test if you have symptoms on the gov.uk website.

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Join a COVID-19 clinical trial

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if

  • You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:
    • a continuous new or worsening cough
    • and/or a high temperature
    • OR have a positive test for SARS-Co-V2 infection with COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days
  • You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
  • You are aged 65 and above