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Welcome to Dr Laliwala and Partners

We provide comprehensive NHS primary care services to help you manage your health and well-being.

Nightingale Medical Centre

Our aim is to provide a high quality, caring and personal health care service to our whole patient population by:

  • Putting our patients at the centre of what we do
  • Having a highly qualified and trained multi-professional integrated primary Healthcare Team
  • Offering our services in a safe, supportive and suitably equipped environment, using technological advances in healthcare systems for our patient’s benefit.

NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet — including prescriptions and appointments.

NHS App displayed on mobile phone

Know who to turn to for your healthcare

We want to help you get the right medical assistance when you’re ill, injured or have a long term condition. Going directly to the person with the appropriate skills is important. This can help you to a speedier recovery and makes sure all NHS services are run efficiently.

Pharmacist

When you need healthcare advice or help with medicines

Optician

Sudden loss of vision. Blurred vision. Painful or red eyes?

Dentist

When your mouth or teeth need urgent attention

NHS Out-of-hours

When your GP and local pharmacy are closed

Minor injury

You will usually need a GP referral, except in an emergency.

Accident & Emergency

When an illness or injury is serious or life-threatening

Alert

Coronavirus Update

Vaccine update: April 2021 

Update on Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

The MHRA is carrying out a detailed review of reports of a very rare blood clotting problem affecting a small number of people who have had the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

The problem can also happen in people who have not been vaccinated and it’s not yet clear why it affects some people.

The COVID-19 vaccine can help stop you getting seriously ill or dying from coronavirus. For people aged 30 or over and those with other health conditions, the benefits of being vaccinated outweigh any risk of clotting problems.

For people under 30 without other health conditions, it’s currently advised that it’s preferable to have another COVID-19 vaccine instead of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

Call 111 immediately if you get any of these symptoms starting from around 4 days to 4 weeks after being vaccinated:

  • a severe headache that is not relieved with painkillers or is getting worse
  • a headache that feels worse when you lie down or bend over
  • a headache that’s unusual for you and occurs with blurred vision, feeling or being sick, problems speaking, weakness, drowsiness or seizures (fits)
  • a rash that looks like small bruises or bleeding under the skin
  • shortness of breath, chest pain, leg swelling or persistent abdominal (tummy) pain

We are currently working hard to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible patients in the priority groups 1-9

Anyone eligible will have been contacted via the National Booking Service by letter or text or by the GP Practice and is able to book direct online via nhs.uk/covidvaccination or by calling 119. 

Over the coming weeks we will delivering second doses and we will be contacting patients shortly to book their appointments. In the meantime, please do not contact the practice – we will contact you when it is the right time to book your appointment.

We understand our patients are eager to have the vaccine but if you are not eligible yet, please wait to be contacted. The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn.

Whether you have had the vaccine or not, please continue to follow all the guidance in place to control the virus and save lives. 

To find out more about the vaccination programme locally please visit: https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/covid-19-national-vaccination-programme/

Social Prescriber

Our Social Prescribing Link Worker is working alongside our healthcare professionals to assist patients who may require additional support to improve their wellbeing

Appointments

Due to the recent update regarding Coronavirus all of our GP appointments will be completed via telephone triage.

Please do not come into the surgery unless requested to do so by one of our clinicians. Unless you need support please attend the appointment alone where possible.

Prescriptions

Please only collect medication from the dispensary at the Ailsworth Medical Centre between 9am and 1pm.

All prescriptions will be processed electronically. If you have a nominated pharmacy, your prescription will be sent to them via the Electronic Prescription Service. If you usually collect a prescription or token from us, please take a note of your NHS number and provide this to your chosen pharmacy. Once we have processed your request, they will be able to download your prescription at whichever pharmacy you choose to use. There are a very small number of medications for which we are unable to process prescriptions electronically – you will be advised if any of your medications fall into this category and alternative arrangements will be made for you.

Sick notes

Sick notes: We can send your sick note by sms to your mobile phone. Children do not need a letter to explain isolation or absence from school. For routine queries, please use the NHS website or contact us by phone.

Coronavirus Symptoms

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • loss of/change in smell or taste

Check if you or your child has symptoms

Tests are NOT provided by the GP Surgery. Click here to book a test online or call 119

Download the free COVID-19 app

Testing & Tracing

Self-isolation and treatment advice

Get an isolation note

Advice for people at higher risk

Local restrictions

Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own

For additional information please visit  GOV.UK Coronavirus (COVID-19)  or NHS UK Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Further help, and guidance available from our COVID-19 support page.

Mental Health Services

All mental health services currently remain open, however due to capacity available whilst dealing with the challenges of the pandemic, there may be delays to planned, non-urgent appointments and referrals. Support available includes:

  • For wellbeing support patients can contact the Lifeline Helpline 11am-11pm on 0808 808 2121.
  • Please continue to call PCMH staff for advice and support around the management of mental health in primary care. 
  • Patients can self-refer to the Psychological Wellbeing Service if they require therapy here
  • Crisis services are running as normal, and patients can contact the First Response Service by calling 111 and selecting option 2 (in Wisbech call 111, select option 1 and ask to be put through to FRS).
  • For details of other support available within the community please visit www.keep-your-head.com