PPG Awareness Week - 04 - 09 June 2018
PPG Awareness Week aims to promote the role and benefits of PPGs to patients, the public and health professionals, to create more understanding of the value of true patient participation
Members from our Patient Participation Group will be in the waiting room all week.
They will asking a few questions regarding recent changes to the telephone system, asking you if you would like to be part of the PPG and promoting the work they are doing on your behalf.
If you are interested in finding out more, please pop down to speak to a member of the group this week.
NOTICE! 1 May 2018
In an attempt to improve access to appointments, we are stopping the early morning ticket system, please call us if you need to request an appointment.
Additionally, when you call the practice, you will now hear Dr Godridge's voice asking for your cooperation. The doctors are now asking patients to provide a brief reason for their call.
This is to help staff provide you with the most appropriate and quickest source of help. Please note that all staff are legally bound to protect your confidentiality at all times.
Castle Donington Surgery — Expansion Proposals Approved
After a lengthy process involving West Leicestershire CCG, NHS England and North West Leicestershire District Council, approval has finally been granted for the provision of two extra consultation rooms, alterations to the waiting room area, and extra ground floor administration space.
Preparatory work will start in the next few weeks, with total project time being six months and an expected completion date of September 2018. Funding has come from the section 106 monies set aside specifically for the provision of health service infrastructure from the recent housing developments in the village.
Please see below to read more and see the plans...
CD Surgery Extension.pdf
West Leicestershire CCG
After talking to patients about over the counter medicines for minor conditions and understanding their experiences , the local Clinical Commissioning Group is asking GPs to no longer prescribe medicines on prescription for the short term treatment of minor ailments, low dose vitamin D supplements for prevention of deficiency and some specialised infant formulas. Patients will be asked to purchase them over the counter instead at the local pharmacy.
Community Pharmacists are best placed to help and advise people about suitable treatment for minor conditions. They are a great source of information, advice and guidance and you can buy your medicines cheaply and easily for minor conditions. The pharmacist will check the medicine is appropriate for you and your health problem. They will ask questions to ensure there is no reason why you should not use the medicine.
However if you are worried or your symptoms get worse or persist you can still make an appointment to see your GP.
By visiting your pharmacy you will help to free up valuable GP and nurse time, which can be used to deal with more complex or serious health needs.
Have your questions and queries answered
Patient Question and Answers
Visit the CCG Website for further information
Book appointments and order repeat medication online via SystmOne Online.
In order to access your SystmOne account you must first obtain your security access codes. Please request these from a receptionist. Proof of identification is required. No access or amendments will be made to SystmOnline accounts without PHOTOGRAPHIC ID
TEXT Message Information and Reminders
You can now register to receive information by text message on your phone regarding appointments and health care.
If you wish to register for this messaging service please fill out the consent form. Alternatively use the SystmOnline service to update your details.
(Site updated 05/06/2018)