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New FREE Physical Activity Intervention

A new free physical activity intervention that will be starting in January 2018. This intervention is called the Better You programme and includes x 3 health assessments at weeks 1, 6 and 12, health assessments include Blood pressure, Weight, BMI and Cholesterol and a one hour weekly physical activity session. There will be courses in Coalville, Ashby (Castle Medical Group), Measham and Castle Donington limited places are available and will be allocated on first come basis. If you have any questions or queries about the session please do not hesitate to contact Tel 01530 454606 or email zara.barnes@nwleicestershire.uk

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Pharmacy

From Monday 5 March 2018, Dean & Smedley will relocate their pharmacy part of their business to the premises at the practice.

For further information please contact Dean & Smedley on 01530 416396 or visit their website www.deanandsmedley.com

Flu

We are hearing that there are some particularly nasty strains of flu around this year and we wanted to find all our "65's and over" AND patients with Long Term Conditions that it is not too late to book in for your flu jab.  Ask at reception.

Facts and Figures for January:
  • This month we dealt with 5513 calls, higher than last month
  • The average waiting time was 1 minutes and 58 seconds, same aslast month
  • This month our secretaries have dealt with 400 referrals, higher than last month
  • We are now able to collate all prescriptions figures for the practice, this month we dealt with 24,421 prescriptions.
  • There were 162 Did not Attend (DNA) appointments, 5 more than last month

Thank you to everyone who has contacted the practice and cancelled their appointment so that 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.

New FREE Physical Activity Intervention

A new free physical activity intervention that will be starting in January 2018. This intervention is called the Better You programme and includes x 3 health assessments at weeks 1, 6 and 12, health assessments include Blood pressure, Weight, BMI and Cholesterol and a one hour weekly physical activity session. There will be courses in Coalville, Ashby (Castle Medical Group), Measham and Castle Donington limited places are available and will be allocated on first come basis. If you have any questions or queries about the session please do not hesitate to contact Tel 01530 454606 or email zara.barnes@nwleicestershire.uk

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 01509 564379 (Monday to Friday from 08:00-15:00)

Macphersons bus service

Macpherson Coaches have notified Leicestershire County Council that they will be withdrawing service 1, 2 & 3 from Ashby-de-la-Zouch with effect from 27th January 2017.

From 29th January 2017, Leicestershire County Council will be providing a Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) service to residents of Willesley Estate, Ashby, as they are not served by other services with access Ashby town centre.

To book a seat or for further details regarding the operation of this service, please contact iCars ltd on 01530 262626. Please note that journeys must be booked at least one day prior to the intended date of travel.

For timetable information please click  here.

To be eligible for DRT transport you must live in highlighted area in the map below.

Ashby DRT eligible area

Demand Responsive Transport is a form of pre-booked transport using small vehicles, such as taxis or minibuses, rather than buses. The services will run when booked based on an approximate timetable. So you will be given an approximate pick up time when you book. There will be a fixed return time. You will be collected from and dropped off at agreed points. There is some flexibility if time allows because these services are booked in advance, tailored arrangements may be possible at no extra cost to you.
You pay an individual fare, just like you would when using a local bus service regardless of how many people are in the vehicle. These fares are set by the County Council and are reviewed periodically so that they remain as similar to local bus services as possible.
National concessionary passes and disabled passes are valid for free travel on any journey at any time.

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.

Website: ChooseHowYouMove@leics.gov.uk

LOROS Local 

will be here on Friday, 9 March as part of Lymphoedema Awareness week.  They will have a Specialist Lymphoedema Nurse on board to answer any of your questions/queries.  Although LOROS is a charity they do not promote fund raising at these events, unless you wish to bring it up.  For more information please go to www.loros.co.uk 

"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.

Carer Mornings

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

New Blood Pressure Machine – GO's LIVE 

Our PPG have worked tirelessly fund raising and gathering donations in order to buy this machine for all of our patients.

The machine will be located in the main reception area. 

This means that any of our patients that need to have their blood pressure measured can do so without having to make an appointment at the practice.

Did you know

We have the following clinics here at the health centre: Osteopathy, Acupuncture,  ultrasound, Echocardiograms, balance and hearing clinic, diabetes educational programmes, Hypnotherapy, Pilates and foot care.  See "Clinics & Services" for more details.

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Still ordering your prescriptions every 28 days?  How would you like to order your prescription only twice a year? Interested, then CLICK here RD Leaflet. Complete this form and hand to Reception RD Form

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