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Courtyard Garden taking shape

Planters

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.

https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Militaryhealthcare/Pages/Militaryhealthcare.aspx

Twenty Years' Service 
Susan

Susan Corner, one of our Medical Secretaries completed 20 years' service last week with Ashby Health Centre/Castle Medical Group.  The Staff presented her with some flowers.

Farewell to Sheila Lambden who retired this month after 22 years

sheilaPhysiotherapy 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)

Public Transport

Ashby Bus Timetable

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.

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

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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