More Appointments Available at Medical Centre

From next month, patients at Ruddington Medical Centre will also be able to see a GP or a Nursing Assistant at the surgery on the following days: Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 7:15pm Thursdays, 7am to 8am These extra appointments with the Nursing Assistant on a Tuesday evening will be for electrocardiograms (ECGs), whilst Thursday morning appointments will be reserved predominately for blood tests. Practice Manager, Liz Yeatman, says: “We’re delighted to be able to extend our appointment system in this way. We hope these appointments will be well received by our…

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Gym’s Defib Fundraiser

A Ruddington fitness centre has launched a special fundraiser to buy emergency, life-saving equipment for its premises. The staff at Compound Strength and Conditioning are aiming to raise £1000 to install a defibrillator at their gym, as there currently isn’t one located in the Brookside Road area of Ruddington. Jules Abbott explains: “Last year myself and my brother Max, who is my business partner and one of the other co-owners of Compound Strength and Conditioning, unexpectedly lost our dad Cyril due to a sudden heart attack. He had the heart attack in…

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Evans Pharmacy Has Moved!

Evans Pharmacy has moved to Charles Street, next door to Ruddington Library. The village pharmacy can now be found in new, purpose-built premises on the side of Dairy Cottage. The relocated Ruddington shop offers better accessibility for all, including a wheelchair ramp. It is now closer to the two GP surgeries and to the car parks within our village. There is also a large, purpose built, soundproof, consultation room with hand wash facilities. The move to bigger premises came about as a result of the increased number of services that…

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End Of An Era for Ruddington Chemists

This morning customers are busy queuing up at 12, High Street to collect their prescriptions and buy their medicines – just like generations of Ruddingtonians before them over the past 114 years. At lunchtime today, however, that’s all set to change! At one o’clock on this 11th day of May 2019, Evans Pharmacy staff will close and lock up the historic shop for the final time – and relocate over the weekend into their new, state-of-the-art building at 11, Charles Street. Since being approved almost two years’ ago, these larger premises have been…

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Extended Hours for GP Appointments

Earlier this year, new data by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) showed that Rushcliffe enjoys the best doctor to patient ratio in England –  with just 1,192 patients per GP. So why is it that those of us in Ruddington wishing to see a doctor quickly often seem to have difficulty in doing so? The Patient Participation Group (PPG) at the Ruddington Medical Centre (RMC) has been carrying out some research of its own. It discovered, during a questionnaire carried out last year, that over half of RMC’s patients (52%)…

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Spring Mindfulness in Ruddington

Ruddington mindfulness teacher Jakki Pritchard is set to run a Spring Mindfulness FREE ‘taster session’ followed by another eight week course in the Old Chapel at the Framework Knitters’ Museum. She started running her ‘Exercise Mindfulness’ sessions in our village in 2017 year to give locals easy access to what she describes as “an enlightening and life enhancing way to manage our own health and wellbeing”. After the first four courses proved to be so popular she’s now going ahead with a fifth – which she hopes even more Ruddingtonians will…

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Aviva Ruddington!

Two groups in our village are currently competing for vital funding for their projects – and they’d like YOUR votes, please! Once again cash is up for grabs from the Aviva Community Fund for important local causes. Everyone who registers is entitled to 10 votes to split between the nominated projects they wish to support – so 5 each per villager for our two Ruddington hopefuls might just make all the difference?! Firstly, the Friends of St Peter’s Junior School are seeking funding from the “Health and Wellbeing” category of…

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New Pharmacy Approved

Ruddington’s famous chemist’s shop WILL soon be moving from its historic home on High Street – after permission was granted by Rushcliffe planners for a move to larger, purpose-built premises nearby. Evans Pharmacy has received approval for its new, state-of-the-art building at 11 Charles Street with revised plans drawn up by Nottingham’s Allan Joyce Architects. It will fill in the gap between Old Dairy Cottage and the back of Ruddington Library – and involve the conversion of one room of the cottage into a consulting area. A new, dedicated four space…

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Life Saving Tool for Ruddington School

A village school has raised funds to install a defibrillator to save lives in its local community. It was presented to St Peter’s Junior School on Ashworth Avenue this week. Pupils and staff there wanted to ensure visitors and all users of the school had access to a defibrillator – as the nearest one is some distance away and the school is a busy community hub. As a result of various fund-raising activities and events, such as collecting 5 pence pieces in the summer holidays, a pupils’ disco and the recent summer fair and car boot sale,…

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Another Move? Good Evans!

There’s been quite a rush of Ruddington traders shifting locations in recent years. Now our historic chemist’s shop is planning to do likewise! Evans Pharmacy has re-applied for permission to construct larger, purpose built premises at 11 Charles Street with revised plans drawn up by Nottingham’s Allan Joyce Architects. If given the go-ahead it would mean the erection of a brand new state-of-the-art building for use of as a pharmacy – filling in the gap between the existing house and the back of Ruddington Library – plus the conversion of one room of the old property to a…

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