NEW - CCG "over the counter" Medication Survey
West Leicestershire CCG are currently undertaking a review of medicines and supplements which are available to buy cheaply over the counter and are currently also available on prescription.
As part of this, they want to understand how people would be affected if they had to buy certain products directly from supermarkets or pharmacies, instead of requesting a prescription for them. This means we can make the best use of NHS resources and ensure we are spending our money wisely.
If any of these changes would affect you, please let us know by filling in our surveys.
You can find the survey regarding medicines also available over the counter and vitamin D by clicking here.
The survey regarding infant formula can be found by clicking here.
The surveys close on 4 August 2017. Once the survey closes, the results will be analysed and the resulting report will be made public on the CCG website.
More information can be found on the CCG website - click here
NEW - Patient Participation Group Annual General Meeting
A date of 18th September has been decided to hold the PPG's AGM meeting. This meeting is open to all patients who would like to attend.
For more information please see the attached invite / agenda
CCD PPG AGM SEPT 2017 Invite and Agenda
Gluten Free Foods
The CCG have requested that we limit the prescribing of Gluten Free Foods. Patients who are currently prescribed these foods will soon be receiving a letter with further information and a new order form.
Castle Donington Surgery would like to make it clear that this decision has been made by the CCG and NOT the practice. The CCG have agreed that all comments and complaints should be made directly to the CCG via the email address provided.
CCG Gluten Leaflet
Its FLU SEASON!
If you are 65 or over OR you have a long term medical condition such as Asthma, COPD, Diabetes or even if you are a pregnant you are eligible for a free flu jab to protect you this winter.
For a full list of who is eligible please visit the NHS choices website ; Who should have the flu jab?
RCGP Reasearch Ready® accredited practice
Castle Donington Surgery is an RCGP Research Ready® accredited practice and strives to involve patients in clinical research. Dr Taggar is the research lead for the practice and works closely with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to implement a variety of research studies relevant to our local population.
New Monthly Hearing Aid Clinic Here at Castle Donington
Free advice for anyone with hearing loss.
Basic maintenance service for Derby hospital patients. (Cleaning and retubing)
Health for Teens
The Health for Teens website, created by LPT, has been shortlisted for a national healthcare communications and marketing award. The website includes a lively, accessible short film for young people about mental health resilience. There are also opportunities for users to access quality information and materials about mental health problems that affect children and young people.
Please have a look at the website and film by following this link
Updated Travel Information
Please see the Clincs and Services section for more information...
Lets Talk - Welbeing and Podiatry services have been added to the new Self Referral section under clinics and services.