Physiotherapy Direct Service
if you are over 16 and have problems relating to your joints or muscles you can now self-refer to the physiotherapy service without seeing your GP by ringing their Direct Service number on 0300 300 0046 (Monday to Friday from 08:00-16:00)
Patient Notice - Extended Hours Appointments (from 1 October 2018)
We are increasing the number of appointments available for you to see a GP in the early mornings, evenings or at weekends across West Leicestershire.
Depending on your individual circumstances and symptoms, we may offer you an ‘extended access’ appointment. Please note however, that these appointments will not be in your usual GP practice and may not be with one of your usual GPs or nurses.
Depending on the reason for your appointment, and if you are in agreement, it may be suitable for you to see an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, instead of a GP.
The clinician you see will be able to access relevant sections of your medical notes and will communicate what has happened during your appointment back to your usual GP practice.
These appointments will be available at the following locations:
- Loughborough Urgent Care Centre at Loughborough Community Hospital
- Coalville Community Hospital
- Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital
If you would like to know more please visit the CCGs website www.westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk/latest-news/268-extended-access-appointments
From Tuesday, 6 November onwards; the PPG are moving their meeting to a new time. They will now be meeting at 10.30am until 12.00 noon on the first Tuesday of the month.
Dementia Singing Group
In associated with Attune Music Therapy, Leicestershire County Council and Age UK we are hosting a Dementia Singing Group fortnightly on a Tuesday usual time is 13:30-15:00 starting on 11 September. See "Dementia" Page for more information.
New ID requirements from 3 September
With effect from Monday, 3 September 2018 and in line with GDPR, we will require patients to produce photo identification when they attend the surgery to request:
Please see attached for full Details
Are you a Veteran?
If you are a Veteran please let us know to help ensure you are getting the best possible care.
Please see NHS choices link below for more information on services available for Veterans.
Public Transport Timeable (September 18)
Any residents with mobility difficulties will continue to have access to Community transport provided by Marlene Reid Centre Community Action. Further information can be obtained by contacting the centre on 01530 512 457.
Usual websites: ChooseHowYouMove@leics.gov.uk https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/buses-and-public-transport
"Keep Antibiotics Working" Campaign
We are sure that you will all have seen the Public Health’s video campaign about not having antibiotics unnecessarily and we here at the Health Centre are actively campaigning on reducing the unnecessary subscriptions for these types of medicines. Please be aware when you are offered alternatives to antibiotics, this is because the antibiotics will not help with your condition and only make your body immune to them when you do need to be prescribed them. Please see attached link to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef4QHUS5760
New Non-Emergency Patient Transport
From 1 October 2017 TASL will take over the responsibility of providing non-emergency patient transport for eligible patients to and from hospital in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland from Arriva.
TASL have been liaising with Arriva to ensure a smooth transition of transport already booked for 1 October and beyond. For New bookings please ring 0345 241 3012. Please see attached link Non-Emergency Patient Transport for more details.
If you are a frequent user of non-emergency patient transport, TASL may have already given you a ring to explain what is happening and how this may affect you. They have asked that you do not make any unnecessary/repeated calls to check on transport that has already been booked during the transition as they expect to be busier than usual.
Our PPG host a Carer's Coffee Morning every first Thursday of the month between 11:00-12:30 in our Health Education Room at the practice.
This will be an opportunity to talk to various organisations about different issues that have an impact on being a carer as well as meeting and talking to other carers. There will be refreshments provided.
If you are a carer but have not yet registered with us, please pick up a carer pack from reception or ask to speak to our Carer Champion, Jayne Buxton for further information or speak to her at one of the sessions.
Type 2 Diabetes - FREE education course
If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and would like to attend a FREE education session you can now book yourself onto an EMPOWER course online at www.empowerllr.co.uk/course-info
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