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Dr Virmani & Dr BediWhitwick Health CentreNorth StreetWhitwick, LE67 5HXTel: 01530 838866
Sarah, our Practice Nurse is able to see and treat many minor illnesses or injuries. If you have tried 'self care' but are not feeling better, you do not need to see one of the GP's,
Please ask for an appointment with Sarah if you have any of the following -
Other Concerns including:
Please be aware that there are specialist services who can help with your Mental Health. Many of these organisations often have more support options available to them than your GP. If you feel that your Mental Health is suffering, please consider contacting one of the services listed in the documents below.
Mental Health Matters information poster
Mental Health Matters leaflet
Mental Health guide for Young People
The COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of when life will return to normal can be difficult to think about and deal with. If you are concerned for your mental or emotional health and wellbeing, or that of a loved one, here is a list of advice and support services available to those living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
5 Ways to Wellbeing
Cancercaremap.org is an online directory that helps people find cancer care and support services in their local area. People with cancer, their friends and family can either search for a service or can browse the types of services available.
It can be found here https://www.cancercaremap.org/
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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