Ascebi House118 Burton RoadAshby-de-la-ZouchLeicestershire, LE65 2LPTel: 01530 414131
Facts and Figures for November:
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.
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.
Well Person ChecksThese 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 ChecksWe 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 AdviceAdvice 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 ClinicChildhood 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 ClinicThe 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 ChecksWe 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 CareThis 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 ClassesThese 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 AssessmentsThe Health Visitor will offer you these appointments and so please check with them the frequency of these.
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 require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a Travel Questionnaire, this will be reviewed by one of our Practice Nurses; a Receptionist will then ring to arrange an appointment with the practice nurse and will outline which vaccines you will need for the countries you are visiting and if there is an additional charge.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment may be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Some vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines time to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
WE ARE A YELLOW FEVER CENTRE. If you ONLY require this vaccine we can see you as a private patient even if you are not registered here - please speak to a receptionist on 01530 414131 regarding availability and booking.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
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
Paolo Iorio holds a clinic on a Wednesday morning in The Willow Therapy Room 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/evening in The Beech Room here at the Castle Medical Group. To enquiry or make a booking please contact Maxine on M:07914 852130 W:www.maxinesilkacupuncture.co.uk
NEW - from Friday, 10 November 2017, Maxine will also be offering a Friday morning clinic
Franca Hood is a Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Counsellor and Mind Coach. She holds clinics on a Wednesday afternoon / evening in the Oak Room here at the Castle Medical Group. To enquire or make a booking, please contact Franca by using this form, or on 07943 411114, or you can visit www.FrancaHoodHypnotherapy.co.uk
Ashby Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic hold Keep Fit and Balance Exercise Class every Tuesday from 15:30-16:30 £6.50 per session
Physio-Led Pilates every Tuesday 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 in the Woodland Suite from 7 June 2017 onwards. 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
Samantha Farmer a Registered Nutritional Therapist and Weight Loss Coach will be holding clinics fortnightly in the Woodland Suite from Thursday, 27 July 2017. For more information contact Samantha on T:07938 597016 E: email@example.com W: www.eaternalhealth.co.uk
We are delighted to offer the following NHS services here in the Woodland Suite:
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 from Monday, 17 July 2017
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