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Facts and Figures for November:

  • This month we dealt with 5382 calls, lower than last months
  • The average waiting time was 2 minutes and 4 seconds
  • This month our secretaries have dealt with 358 referrals
  • We are now able to collate all prescriptions figures for the practice, this month we dealt with 26,000 prescriptions
  • There were 187 Did not Attend (DNA) appointments

As we are heading towards Christmas and colder weather it is really important for you to cancel your appointment with us so another patient can use it.

Please contact the practice to cancel your appointment in plenty of time so that it does not go to waste.

Please remember that if we have your up to date mobile phone number you can email your cancellation to us.

Clinics & Services

Sit and Wait Sessions

The introduction of the Sit and Wait surgeries at the practice are proving to be very successful and we have received a positive response from our patients.

However, some of our patients may not know of this service or the criteria that these sessions have, so we have listed below the following:

  • Sit and Wait is between 08:00 – 10:00 (alternative Tuesday & Thursday start at 08:30)
  • You will be seen by either a Doctor or a Nurse Practitioner
  • It is something that must be dealt with today
  • It must be a new problem
  • It cannot be used for renewing sick notes, medication, or for reviews or referrals
  • You will be seen in order of urgency as decided by the Doctor
  • You will be seen that morning but we cannot give you a time that you will be seen
  • Where ever possible and when appropriate we will try to offer you an appointment on the day so that the Sit and Wait are only used for urgent issues

We hope this information helps you decide which of our services are the most appropriate.

Well Person Checks
These are available to anyone. Please book in with a practice nurse. She will do a number of basic checks and discuss your health with you. These are recommended every 3 years.

Over 75 Checks
We offer annual checks for our patients who are aged 75 or over. Please book with reception.

Cervical Cytology (Smear Tests)
These are generally undertaken by one of the nurses. Ladies between the ages of 25 and 50 will routinely be called by the health authority every 3 years. Ladies between 50 and 64 will be called every 5 years. 

Contraception Advice
Advice is provided by all the doctors; and the nurses in the treatment room. We offer a full range of contraceptives including the 3 year contraceptive implant. Alternatively the following services are available: 

Family Planning Clinic at Coalville Community Hospital - 0116 295 1212 (to book an appointment)
By Appointment Tuesday 18:15 until 20:00
Drop - in Thursday 18:15 until 20:00

Childhood Immunisation Clinic
Childhood immunisations are carried out on Tuesday afternoons, between 14:00 and 16:00 - the nurses are unavailable at that time for other appointments. The health authority will send you reminders when your child's immunisations are due. 

Long Term Conditions Clinic
The Long Term Conditions clinic usually takes place each afternoon, between 13:30 and 16:00. There are also appointments available in our Wednesday late evening clinic. If you have a long term condition (asthma or other respiratory condition, diabetes, heart disease or have had a stroke or mini-stroke) you will be invited once a year for an annual check with a specialist nurse. The check takes approximately 20 minutes. 

A blood test is required 2 weeks before the clinic appointment for patients with heart disease, diabetes or having had a stroke. You will be advised of this when you ring to book for the clinic. Please note you will be given the results of this blood test in the clinic, there is no need to telephone for them. 

Please be aware that we are required by the government to call you three times each year if you do not respond to our letters. If you do not want to be called or you have had a letter and don't want to come to clinic you can download a disclaimer form from here. Fill it in and return it to us and we won't call you again for a year. 

NHS Health Checks
We are offering patients aged between 40 and 74 years a cardiovascular health check as long as you haven’t already *got high blood pressure, Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Heart Disease, had a Stroke or are taking a Statin medication. This involves coming in for a cholesterol test followed a week or so later by a 20 minute appointment with one of our Health Care Assistants to take your weight, height, blood pressure and to answer some lifestyle questions. They will then assess your risk of a developing Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Kidney Disease or having a Stroke. If you are at a high risk they will advise you to see the GP who can discuss lifestyle changes and medication options with you. If you would like one of these please ring reception and ask for an NHS Health Check. 

*this list in not extensive - please contact reception to see if you qualify. 

Ante Natal & Post Natal Care
This is usually provided by one of the midwives. Their clinic times are as follows: 

Ante Natal Clinics: 

Monday 13:30 until 16:30

Wednesday 13:30 until 16:30 

Thursday 9:20 until 12:30

Friday 9.20 until 12.30

If you are unable to see the midwife then the doctors will undertake your checks for you. 


Ante Natal Classes
These are run by the Health Visitors. You will be advised of the dates and times by the midwife at your ante natal appointments. 


Post Natal Care 
You will be invited for a check with the doctor six weeks after the birth of your baby. Also your baby will have an 8 week check with the doctor. 

Routine Child Development Assessments
The Health Visitor will offer you these appointments and so please check with them the frequency of these. 

 
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