The NHS is urging the public to make sure they are protected against Covid-19 as we head into winter.
The virus has not gone away, and our hospitals are still seeing people who are being admitted with Covid-19 and it is more important than ever that the public are fully vaccinated which includes dose 1 and 2 as well as the booster, if eligible.
Over 50s (and from Monday 22nd November those aged 40-49) and people over 16 with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19 are eligible for the booster and the public can book an appointment on the NHS website or by calling 119.
- We have seen 64 admissions in the seven days to 14 November, which compares to 100 in the previous 7-day period
- We had 189 beds occupied by Covid+ patients on 16 November, this compares to 186 beds on 9 November
- Of those 189 beds, 12% (22 beds) were mechanically ventilated and in the most critical condition
- In the week from 10-16 November there were 19 deaths, which compares to 12 the previous week
*Sherwood Forest Hospitals, Nottingham University Hospitals and Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust
- Latest data shows that in September there were 548,322 GP appointments with 60 per cent of these being face-to-face and 49 per cent of patients being seen the same day or next.
- Latest figures (8 December – 14 November) show in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire 1,448,458 first and second dose vaccines have been administered. This means that 82.1% per cent of over 18s have now received 2 doses.
- 59.9 per cent of 18-29-year-olds have had two doses.
- 88.9 per cent of those aged 30 and over have had two doses.
- 38.8% per cent of 12-15-year-olds in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have had one dose of the vaccine.
The NHS is here for you and so if you are concerned about a new lump or mole or have any other health issues then please get in touch with your GP.
If it is not an emergency you can use a range of service, such as:
Pharmacies can offer over the counter advice and treat common illnesses such as colds, sore throats, stings and allergies.
Call 111 First
Once a patients calls 111 or visits 111 online they will be navigated to the most appropriate service, first time by a trained operator. The operator will even be able to book appointments and timeslots at the most appropriate health service for your needs.
Visit the NHS Urgent Care Centre
- Nottingham – The NHS Urgent Care Centre (next to the BBC building) is open every day from 7am-9pm. It deals with non-life threatening injuries and health problems. You don’t need an appointment to attend. Seaton House, London Road, Nottingham, NG2 4LA Tel: 0115 883 8500
- Newark – Newark Urgent Treatment Centre at Newark Hospital is open 9am-9pm. It can be found on Boundary Road, NG24 4DE
- Sutton In Ashfield – Primary Care 24 is open 24 hours a day and can be found at King’s Mill Hospital, NG17 4JL