Due to last-minute staff illness, we are short two GPs today.
The online request system has been turned off. If your issue is urgent for today, please call the practice. We thank all our patients for their continued support and understanding.
Additionally, all North West Leicestershire practices are closed this afternoon for essential staff training.
Submit your appointment request or admin query online, click below**.
** This service will not be available over the weekend.
Seasonal Flu Vaccines 28-09-2021
We are pleased to announce that the first clinics have been arranged week commencing 4th October.
Do not delay. If you think you are eligible please make contact with the surgery.
However, invitations will be sent via text message, letter and telephone over the coming weeks.
If you are popping into reception to book your appointment, please don't forget your mask and be aware that the reception area can sometimes be busy. COVID safety guidelines and social distancing still apply.
Blood bottle update - 24/09/2021
Stocks of blood bottles are now starting to become available from the manufacturers.
As supplies replenish throughout the country, we should see an increase in the number of appointments we are able to offer in the coming weeks.
We thank you for your continued support and understanding.
COVID vaccination record, when given abroad
Message from the CCG 27-July-2021
Currently there is not a central mechanism for capturing details of overseas Covid vaccines, and only vaccines delivered in the UK can be accepted as evidence for UK Covid certification/ the NHS Covid Pass.
A technical solution to support the recording of vaccinations overseas in the NHS immunisation management service (NIMS) is in development, and we will provide an update as soon as possible.
COVID vaccination certification
We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.
Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp
The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.
Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may take up to 5 days to reach you.
We have a VERY LIMITED capacity for blood tests to be performed at the practice.
To be seen quicker, we are asking all patients to use the online SwiftQueue system to book appointments for blood tests at alternative locations such as Royal Derby Hospital in the first instance.
Click Here to Book Your Blood Test
What are the benefits of self care?
Self-care is good for you and for the NHS. There are lots of benefits to self-care. We believe it’s:
Quicker - no need to wait for a GP appointment. You can buy the medicines you need over the counter at your local pharmacy or supermarket and have them ready to use at home.
Easier - many treatments can be bought without the need for a prescription at your local pharmacy or supermarket, often for much less than a prescription charge.
Simple - advice and information about self-care is widely available online. You can also call into any pharmacy for advice on the best treatment for your minor illness.
Considerate - self-care helps relieve pressures on GP practices, A&E
Click here to visit the Self Care Portal
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