Emergency Treatment Policy
We have decided to publish our policy, to help patients decide on the most appropriate pathway. Please see the link below to access our latest emergency treatment policy.
Emergency Treatment Policy
Chronic Disease Annual Monitoring
The surgery runs nurse-led annual monitoring clinics designed for patients who suffer from a wide range of chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, etc.
Patients who will benefit from these clinics will be sent letter invites automatically.
Diabetic Eye Screening
Once every year the surgery hosts the Diabetic Eye Screening Clinics Service which is run by the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Appointments and invitations are controlled directly through the LRI Screening Service who can be contacted by calling 0116 258 3150.
Please see the self referral tab.
Contraceptive services and advice are available from all the doctors and nurses in normal surgery hours. We recommend that patients who are on the pill see the doctor/nurse every 6 months. Patients with an intrauterine device (coil) should see the nurse once a year for a check-up. Please call at reception to make an appointment.
Cervical Cytology Screening (smear test) is carried out by the practice nurse at her daily clinic. All women under 50 are recommended to have a smear test carried out every 3 years unless they have had a hysterectomy or never been sexually active. Women who are aged 50–60 are recommended to have a smear test every 5 years and those over 60 require one normal smear. Frequency of testing does depend on individual patient history.
When booking your smear test please specify that your appointment is for a smear test, as a longer consultation time will be allocated.
If you think you are pregnant, please make an appointment with your doctor. Antenatal clinics are held in conjunction with our midwife, Sarah Cleobury on a Thursday morning. All six doctors are on the obstetrics list and hold clinics for antenatal care and postnatal examinations.
Held on Monday afternoons 1:30pm to 3:00pm at the Castle Donington Children's Centre, Mount Pleasant, Castle Donington, DE74 2LN. These are staffed by the health visitor or nursery nurse. You are welcome to bring your child along just to be weighed or to seek help or advice with any problems. The health visitors, Pippa Hall and Helen Payne, can be contacted on 01332 853280 for advice on any problem.
See Vaccination Schedule on the right
- Tetanus & Polio – to maintain protection a booster is required every 10 years, with tetanus up to a maximum of five.
- Meningitis C - is available for children and young adults up to 25 years of age.
- Influenza vaccine – we offer free flu vaccinations to all of our patients over 65 years or at higher risk from the effects of flu i.e. those suffering from chronic heart disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, chronic renal failure or immunosuppression due to disease or treatment. Vaccination will normally take place in October.
- Travel vaccinations – our practice nurses can give advice on travel vaccination requirements. Please note there are a few vaccinations which cannot be provided on the NHS and for which we must charge. Our nurses will advise you. See the Travel Information tab for further information.
Some of our doctors are on the minor surgery list and carry out minor surgery which may save you having to attend hospital. Please discuss this with your doctor.