This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.
 

Noticeboard

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.

Cancelling Appointments

GP and nurse appointments are in short supply. Please remember to attend an appointment or cancel it as soon as you know you cannot attend or no longer require it. Even appointments cancelled at short notice can be used to benefit other patients and keep waiting times down. 

We have a dedicated Text cancellation number: 07826 699487 - please text your details and we will cancel the requested appointment.

Missed Appointments

Due to the number of patients failing to attend for their appointment this may mean that you may not be able to see the doctor on the day that you wish to.  In an attempt to try and resolve this the practice has developed the following policy:

If you fail to attend appointments without informing us we may write to you asking if there are any specific problems preventing you from letting us know.

If you repeatedly fail to attend for appointments you may be removed from the practice list and have to find an alternative GP practice.

 

 
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website