Victoria and Mapperley Practice News
Diabetic eye screening is changing
If your last two diabetic eye screens found no sign of diabetic retinopathy, you will now be invited for screening every 2 years. This follows expert advice.
Diabetic eye screening is important as it helps to prevent sight loss. Have regular eye tests and consult your optometrist or optician if you notice changes to your eyesight.
Nasal flu vaccination for 2-3-year-olds
Nasal flu vaccination for 2-3-year-olds is available at the practice - please call to book an appointment with the nurse.
Alternatively, drop-in sessions are available at the sites below:
Saturday 80th September at Leen View Practice - 9am-1pm
Saturday 14th October at Tudor House - 9am-2pm
Saturday 4th November at Rise Park Surgery - 9am-1pm
Saturday 18th November at Tudor House - 9am-2pm
Saturday 9th December at St Ann's Valley Centre - 9am-2pm
Saturday 16th December at St Ann's Valley Centre - 9am-2pm
This vaccination is recommended to help protect your child against flu. Flu can be an unpleasant illness and can cause serious complications. Children under the age of five years have the highest rate of hospital admissions due to flu.
The nasal spray vaccine contains small traces of pork gelatine. If you do not accept the use of pork gelatine in medical products, the injected vaccine is available as an alternative. If this is the case please contact your GP practice for this vaccine.
To improve our network speeds and ability to offer service to our patients, our practice will have a reboot of our IT systems. This will impact our service ability during the times:
- Thursday 9th February 2023, 1pm at Victoria Health Centre
- Wednesday 15th February 2023, 10am at Mapperley Practice.
We thank our patients for their tolerance during this time as routine and urgent services may be impacted for a short period.
Do you use a blue inhaler?
- Aerosol spray inhalers use propellant gases that contribute to climate change
- Some inhalers have a lower carbon footprint than others, even if they contain the same medicine
- To reduce carbon footprint, we are switching to a lower carbon footprint inhaler, Salamol
- This change may affect the taste of the inhaler, but will not affect asthma care
We now have a dedicated email address for you to order your repeat prescriptions on:
As usual, there will be a 48-hour turnaround so please order well in advance.