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Free Home Delivery of Medicines.

If you are unable to collect your medicines from

the dispensary we may be able to deliver them straight to your door at no extra charge (terms and conditions apply). Please speak to the dispensary team.

New Urgent Care Services

For non-life threatening minor injuries or illnesses that need treatment on the day visit the Cottage Hospital, our staff will be happy to help! Walk-in, call the surgery or MIU direct 01858 438178 for your appointment slot.

 

Screening Services

Public Health England has been established to protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing and to reduce inequalities; don’t miss out ask your doctor if in doubt!

There are three NHS cancer screening programmes; Breast Screening, Cervical Screening and Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.Bowel Cancer Screening Information

Changes to prescribing at this surgery 

We are promoting the use of over the counter medication for selfcare as an alternative to prescribing by your GP. This is because they are available to buy in pharmacies and supermarkets at a much lower cost. Please do not be offended if we ask you to buy these medicines. There are exemptions to these changes - for more information please visit  NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group : eastleicestershireandrutlandccg.nhs.uk

The medications include:    Cough mixtures, Coldsore treatment, Colic drops, Paracetamol and Ibuprofen for simple short term conditions, Antifungal nail treatment, Antacids for indigestion, Antihistamines for hayfever, Medicated shampoo, Sunscreen, Mouthwash and mouth ulcer treatment,Creams, gels and rubs for muscular discomfort, Travel vaccinations, Herbal remedies

It costs the NHS approximately three times more to prescribe these medicines than it does to buy them over the counter.

This is your NHS - please use it wisely.

Cervical Screening and HPV

 


A cervical screening test, or smear test, is a method of detecting abnormal (pre-cancerous) cells on the cervix in order to prevent cervical cancer.  Cervical screening checks the health of the cells, looking at what is happening inside the cells.


Most women's test results show that everything is normal but for some some the test will show some abnormal changes inside the cells.  In a minority of cases the abnormal cells need to be treated to prevent them becoming cancerous.  This will result in the patient being invited to attend the Colposcopy Clinic.  This appointment now comes direct from the Smears Service, no longer via your GP.


Changes in the cells are often caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which also causes genital warts.  This is why we are are vaccinating teenagers against HPV.  If your smear test shows abnormal changes you will automatically be tested for the HPV virus.


If you have any concerns about your result please arrange to speak to your doctor.


 



 
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