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
Midwife 1st Appointment Booking
The midwives are now requesting that patients complete a Patient Information Form prior to booking appointments. Once this form has been completed and returned to the midwife, they will contact you directly to arrange your first appointment.
Midwife 1st Appointment-Patient Information
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
Derbyshire Hospitals are our current providers of Diabetic Eye Screening. Appointments are available here at the surgery and at various other locations in the locality. The diabetic eye screening service manages all of the appointments. Please contact them with any queries, 01332 254977.
Support for Carers
We run the Support for Carers Leicestershire project to support carers throughout the county, whether you care full-time or for a few hours a week. You can see what the service offers here http://www.supportforcarers.org/
By August 2017 we had 4200 carers signed up for the service and around 5 new carers join every week.
The project aims to inform and support carers in all communities throughout Leicestershire, to improve carers’ quality of life, promote their health and well-being and to encourage them to make real choices about their lives.
The service includes:
- a dedicated telephone advice line (calls charged at local rates) so you can talk to experienced professionals in confidence about any aspect of being a carer,
- carers’ support groups around the county,
- a telephone befriending service specifically for carers, a website full of news and information, a quarterly newsletter and an online directory of local services for carers.
The project is funded by Leicestershire County Council.
To find out more:
Please see the self-referral tab.
Contraception and Emergency Contraception
We provide a wide range of contraceptive services including hormonal & non hormonal contraception and emergency contraception. The following website contains lots of useful information on all types of contraception: www.contraceptivechoices.org. Please book an appointment with a member of the clinical team (doctor or nurse) if you wish to discuss your contraceptive options.
Dr Wolstenholme and Dr Palace are experienced fitters of coils and contraceptive implants and offer weekly appointments to have these fitted which can be booked via our practice nurses.
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 on a Thursday morning. All doctors are on the obstetrics list and hold clinics for antenatal care and postnatal examinations.
Advice Clinic is held on a Tuesday Morning and clients need to ring the Clinic Booking Line on 0116 2153257 to make an appointment for the clinic.
The Health Visitor contact number is 0116 2153205 ( this is an answerphone and messages are picked up during Health Visiting hours by any member of the North West Leicestershire Health Visiting Team)
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.
What is the Period of PURPLE Crying?
The Period of PURPLE Crying® is the phrase used to describe the time in a baby's life when they cry more than any other time.
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.