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Novo Nordisk Field Safety Notice  -  NovoPen Echo and NovoPen 5

Novo Nordisk A/S has detected that the insulin cartridge holder used in a number of NovoPen Echo and NovoPen 5 batches may crack or break if exposed to certain chemicals in some household products, such as cleaning agent, sunscreen and food grease.  Certain batches are affected and patients are advised to the NovoNordisk Customer Care Line on 0845 600 5055 to check their device and/or to request a replacement. 

For further information please see the link on the 'Latest News' tab or telephone the surgery on 0115 883 2626.

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Clinics & Services

Our Healthcare Team offer a wide range of healthcare services including:-

  • Health and lifestyle advice including healthy eating, cholesterol management, exercise and smoking cessation.
  • NHS health checks for patients aged between 40 and 74 years.
  • Blood tests including warfarin and rheumatology drug monitoring.
  • Blood pressure checks and advice.
  • Family planning and contraceptive services including coils and implants.
  • C Card scheme offering confidential teenage services for 13-19 year olds.
  • Childhood and teenage immunisations.
  • Female health advice including cervical screening, menopause monitoring,
    breast self-examination advice and pessary changes.
  • Male health advice including prostate cancer care.
  • Elderly health assessments and dementia screening.
  • Palliative and end of life care supported by our Community Nursing Team and Macmillan Nurse.
  • Carer support.
  • Chronic disease management and screening supported by the attached specialist nursing team eg diabetes, COPD and heart failure.
  • Care Home visits.
  • Antenatal and post natal services in conjunction with our midwifery team.
  • Foreign travel advice and vaccination (please plan 8 weeks before travel for maximum protection). Some vaccinations are provided free of charge but others may incur a fee. Please consult our list of fees in reception and on our website.
  • Protective immunisations including flu, shingles and pneumonia for ‘at risk’ individuals.
  • Minor surgery including some joint injections.
  • Hormone implants as advised by the hospital for certain types of cancer.
  • Wound care including stitch removal and dressings.
  • Mental health support.
 
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