Ascebi House118 Burton RoadAshby-de-la-ZouchLeicestershire, LE65 2LPTel: 01530 414131
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:
We hope this information helps you decide which of our services are the most appropriate.
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.
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.
NHS Screen Programmes - Information for Trans people
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 285 1212 (to book an appointment) By Appointment Tuesday 18:15 until 20:00 Drop - in Thursday 18:15 until 20:00
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.
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.
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.
This is usually provided by one of the midwives. Their clinic times are as follows:
If you are unable to see the midwife then the doctors will undertake your checks for you.
These are run by the Health Visitors. You will be advised of the dates and times by the midwife at your ante natal appointments.
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.
The Health Visitor will offer you these appointments and so please check with them the frequency of these.
For advice on pregnancy and health for under 5's visit www.healthforunder5s.co.uk
Adjuvanted Trivalent inactivated vaccine - patients who are 65 years old and over
Quadrivalent Inactivated vaccine - patients who are 64 years old and under and at risk
The delivery dates vary by supplier but we have had confirmation that the '65 years and over' vaccine will be delivered in September. Whereas the '64 years and under *at risk' vaccines are due in October/November.
The first of a series of Flu clinics are being held at Caste Medical Group for patients aged 65 years old and over on:
Please call 01530 414131 to book your appointment
The *at risk groups include:
In the Autumn/Winter of 2019/20 the vaccine will be free on the NHS for eligible children:
* A text message will be sent to the parent/carer of these children to invite them make ab appointment to receive the vaccine. The nasal vaccines are due to arrive at Castle Medical Group in the middle of October.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The Fees are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
If you are a patient of Castle Medical Group and you require vaccinations relating to foreign travel please submit the Travel Questionnaire (link below) allowing a minimum of six weeks before travel. This will be reviewed by one of our Practice Nurses. A Receptionist will then ring you to arrange an appointment with the practice nurse and will outline which NHS vaccines you will need for the countries you are visiting or ask you to contact a Private Travel Clinic should you require any of the vaccinations mentioned below.
We no longer provide travel vaccinations that require a payment such as:
If you are unable to give us six week’s notice or are travelling within six week’s time we will be unable to offer you an appointment and ask that you contact a Private Travel Clinic:
Private Travel Clinics:
Boots – 1 Coopers Square, Burton on Trent, Staffs. De14 0DG Tel: 01283 561573
TravelDoc – 1 Bridge Street, Derby. DE1 3HZ. Tel: 01332 332530
TravelDoc – 108 Regent Road, Leicester. LE1 7LT Tel: 0116 254 1282
TravelDoc – 2 Regent Street, Nottingham. NG1 5BQ
Superdrug Health Clinic – 2 Market Place, Loughborough. LE11 3EP Tel: 0333 060 6746
Superdrug Health Clinic – Haymarket Towers, 25 Humberstone Gate, Leicester. LE1 1WA Tel: 0333 060 6746
Superdrug Health Clinic – Unit 5B, Fosse Park, Leicester. LE19 1HX Tel: 0333 060 9931
Note - this list is provided as a suggestion of what Private Travel Clinics are available in the area and we accept no responsibility should they be unable to fulfil your vaccination requirements.
This is list correct at the time of being published.
Please click on the links below for further information about countries and vaccinations required.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form. This must be submitted at least six weeks before your date of departure.
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Please be aware that we are unable to treat any dental problems. We are advising patients to see a dentist.
Doctors are neither qualified nor trained to treat dental problems and therefore are not covered by medical insurance in the event of an adverse outcome that might lead to a negligence claim.
If you already have a dentist, ring the dentist and if your dentist is not available, they will provide you with an emergency contact. If your dentist is closed, you can ring 111 to get help with an out of hours dentist or to get advice.
On 1 December 2017, the urgent dental care services arrangements for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland were replaced with new General Dental Services practices providing urgent and routine dental care. The new dental practices are delivering services between 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year and will provide access to urgent and routine dental care services. The dental practices are located at:
The practices will provide urgent dental care to anyone living in or visiting Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland with an urgent dental need; if you do not have a regular dentist or if your regular dental practice is closed. The new service can be contacted on Freephone 03300 417 062 between 8am and 8pm, seven days a week, or NHS 111 outside of these hours.
Get help to QUIT smoking
You are four times more likely to stop smoking if you have support from a Stop Smoking Service.
For quit smoking support call or chat online to a friendly stop smoking advisers.
CALL 0345 646 66 66 or visit www.quitready.co.uk
Provide a comprehensive range of hearing services, designed to help you enjoy a better quality of life. Our Hearing Aid Dispenser will conduct a thorough hearing test and answer any questions and queries you might have.
A hearing test will last around an hour and at the end of the appointment you will have a clearer understanding of your hearing threshold.
So if you are in Ashby-de-la-Zouch and need a hearing aid repair, replaced or serviced, or you just want to take advantage of our complimentary (and thorough) hearing test, book your free hearing test by calling 0800 740 8706 or visit website on www.hiddenhearing.co.uk
Appointments available on a Wednesday, fortnightly 09.00 - 17.00
Paolo Iorio holds a clinic on alternate Wednesday mornings here at the Castle Medical Group. To enquiry or make a booking please contact M:07968 765063 or T:01283 224766 W:www.pi-osteopathy.co.uk
Maxine Silk Lic.Ac.MBAcC holds Traditional Acupuncture Clinic on a Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning here at the Castle Medical Group. To enquiry or make a booking please contact Maxine on M:07914 852130 W:www.maxinesilkacupuncture.co.uk
Ashby Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic hold Keep Fit and Balance Exercise Class every Monday from 15:30-16:30 £6.50 per session
Physio-Led Pilates every Monday from 16:30-17:30 (suitable for beginners) £7 per session
To book in for either of these clinics please contact them direct on T:01530 411624 W:greystonephysiotherapy.co.uk
Nail Clinic held here the first Wednesday of the month. Conditions dealt with:
Price: £29 (45min-1hr Session) or £25.00 for basic nail cut
To book an appointment, please ring Helen on 07779 076492
We are delighted to announce that you will be able to attend the Woodland Suite here at Castle Medical Group for NHS Non-Obstetric Ultrasound. This includes:
Please request your GP to refer you to this clinic.
Echocardiograms will be offered in the Woodland Suite
Clinic run by UHL
LOROS Hospice is a local charity and every year they care for more than 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. They delivery free, high quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill patients, their family and carers. LOROS have a monthly clinic here at Castle Medical Group.
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