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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 St Luke's Treatment Centre, our staff will be happy to help! Walk-in or call the surgery on 01858 464242 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.

Nurses

Minor Illness Nurses

The role of the minor illness nurse is to take on the appraisal, diagnosis and treatment of minor illness within general practice.  Nurses provide 80% of direct patient care, most peoples experience of the Health Service begins and ends with a nurse.  Nurses are now seen as confident, forward looking professionals with enormous protential to prevent disease, provide high quality care for the sick and to promote healthy lifestyle.

Practice Nurses

Many patients are looked after by our highly trained nurses in a variety of clinics e.g. asthma, heart and diabetic clinics. Many of our nurses have undergone special training and are now able to prescribe medicines in the same way as doctors.

We now have nurses who look after patients who have suffered a stroke, patients with mental health problems, patients who have kidney problems and those with high blood pressure. If you suffer with one of these problems you may be invited to see one of these nurses.

 
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