arrangements for medical care
at night and weekends
|A new Norfolk- wide health
service, called Anglian Medical Care, is being set up. It is for you and your family to
use when you need urgent medical care at night and at the weekends.
It starts from 1st July 2004. Until the new service starts operating, your family doctor
will continue to provide you with care at night and at weekends as he/she does now.
How to use the new service. Telephone your family doctors surgery. You will either
receive recorded information giving the new night-time and weekend contact number or be
automatically diverted to the Anglian Medical Care call centre in Norwich. The
service runs from 6.30pm to 8.00am Monday to Friday and 6.30pm Friday night to 8.00am
Monday morning and on public and bank holidays. You will be asked to give details of
the problem and may be given advice over the telephone by a doctor. Sometimes you will be
asked to visit a nurse, doctor or paramedic at a local GP surgery, health centre or
community hospital. In certain circumstances a doctor or paramedic may visit you at home.
Other options for health care.
Pharmacy - ask your local pharmacist for advice about common illnesses.
NHS Direct - if you are not sure whether you need a doctor or need advice
or information about any health problem, call NHS Direct for 24 hour advice on 0845 4647.
Walk-in Centre - you can go to the Norwich NHS Walk-in Centre at
Dussindale, next to the Sainsburys at Pound Lane in Norwich. It is staffed by experienced
Nurse Practitioners who are able to treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries. There
is no need for an appointment. Open from 7am - 10pm Monday to Saturday and from 9am - 10pm
on Sundays, plus bank holidays.
Minor Injuries Unit at Cromer District Hospital.
From May 2004 the unit will be open from 8am to 10pm. Highly-trained specialist emergency
nurses can treat people with minor injuries and illnesses.
Dentists - To contact a dentist, phone your own dentist. Outside normal
working hours, there will be a message explaining what to do. If youre not
registered with a dentist, ring 01603 419800 over the weekend.
Emergencies - think carefully before dialling 999 for an ambulance or
going to a hospital accident and emergency department (A&E). These services are for
people who are seriously ill or injured.
Benefits for patients.
In setting up the new Anglian Medical Care service, we have looked at how the service can
be improved. Fewer telephone calls. The new service is building links with district
nursing, social services and mental health services. In the longer term, this means that
you will be able to get a wider range of help with one telephone call. More choice
about the primary care centre you use at night and weekends. You will be able to use the
most convenient centre for you and not necessarily the one linked to your family doctor
practice. Family doctors will be less tired as they will not have to work at night.
This means they will be able to concentrate on providing good quality care for you and
your family during daytime surgeries. Anglian Medical Care will be run by the East
Anglian Ambulance NHS Trust on behalf of the six Primary Care Trusts in Norfolk.
Nicholas Nursing Home.
Saturday 17th July 2.pm.
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|We have had some names for this photograph,
Irene Dennis, her mother Dora Atkins with Baby Judy, 2nd left next to the lady with the
hat. Not too sure where it was taken, but maybe in the garden of a large house near the
vets on Holt Road.