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Coronavirus - UPDATED 11/2/2020

Anyone with features of coronavirus - symptoms of fever and a cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties - AND who has travelled from any of the countries listed below should be kept at home and contact NHS 111.

They MUST NOT be brought to the surgery or ask for a home visit.

China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, 

Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau

We have been provided with information from Public Health & The Department of Health regarding the evolving situation of respiratory infections caused by a novel coronavirus. There is lots of information being provided by the media, as you will have seen or heard. For updated information, we have included the links to the government websites that we have been sent.

Wuhan Coronavirus - information for the public

Public Health Matters - what you need to know

5 precautions to stop the spread of coronvirus


Norovirus

#Norovirus is currently circulating. Please wait at least 72 hours before the symptoms have passed before visiting hospitals, care homes and GPs as you will pass this bug onto vulnerable patients.

Find out what you can do: http://bit.ly/WinterNorovirus #HelpUsHelpYou #ThinkNoro

Protect yourself and others from sickness bugs this winter

As winter approaches, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself and others from seasonal sickness bugs. 

 

Norovirus (winter sickness bug) is a common viral infection which causes forceful vomiting and diarrhoea. It spreads easily, particularly in areas where there are lots of people. Sickness bugs can lead to dehydration, which can be very serious for those who are young, frail or already unwell. 

 

The best defence against the virus is good hand hygiene, washing hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water, particularly after using the toilet and before preparing food. Ensuring any surfaces which may have been contaminated are disinfected will also help. 

Norovirus


Keep your antibiotics working this winter


Anitbiotic AwarenessAs a practice, we’re urging everyone to help us to make sure their prescribed antibiotics are working their best this winter.

Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics do not work on viral infections such as colds and flu, most coughs, sore throats, earache and cases of sinusitis. Viral infections can be treated with a combination of self-care and over the counter medicines. Ask your community pharmacist for the best way to treat symptoms of a viral infection.

Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them might make you feel worse as you may experience side effects such as an upset tummy. It also puts you and your family at risk, and encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. This means that antibiotics may not work when you need them next time. Always take the advice of your doctor, nurse or healthcare professional on antibiotics.

How you can help

  • If you are prescribed antibiotics, it is very important to take them correctly, especially the right dose at the right time. You should always complete the prescribed course.
  • Antibiotics should never be saved for future use or for someone else to take.
  • As you are more likely to get ill during winter months, it is essential that you make sure your medicine cabinet is stocked with your prescribed medications as well as all of the standard items needed for treating common winter ailments.
  • If you have any questions about any of your antibiotic prescriptions, visit your local pharmacist. Pharmacists are highly trained healthcare professionals who can answer your questions and give you expert advice.

For more information please click through on the link below -

Help your family and yourself and Keep Antibiotics Working


LAMP Advocacy - Local Carers group

Please see below for information from Lamp in Leicester which is a Mental Health Advocacy charity that was established thirty years ago.  Please find attached the poster for the Coalville Mental Health Carers group,

Carers Group - Coalville


It's on the way - GP Patient Survey 2020

GP PATIENT SURVEY 2020


Hospice Hope Interactive toolkit

Take a look at the new interactive toolkit “Hope Stories”, which has been designed to reach out to people living with life-limiting conditions in North West Leicestershire. Just follow the link > Hope Stories


Primary Care Networks

On 1st July 2019, GP practices across the country began working with other practices in their local area in groups called primary care networks (PCNs). The three clinical commissioning groups in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, who oversee the care provided in local GP practices, are now able to confirm how practices have grouped together locally.Read more and find out which PCN your practice is part of.


Extended Access Appointments

We have increased the number of appointments available for you to see a GP in the early mornings, evenings or at weekends across West Leicestershire.

 

Depending on your individual circumstances and symptoms, we may offer you an ‘extended access’ appointment. Please note however, that these appointments will not be in your usual GP practice and may not be with one of your usual GPs or nurses.

 

Depending on the reason for your appointment, and if you are in agreement, it may be suitable for you to see an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, instead of a GP.

 

The clinician you see will be able to access relevant sections of your medical notes and will communicate what has happened during your appointment back to your usual GP practice.

 

These appointments will be available at the following locations:

 

Rosebery Medical Centre, Loughborough

Coalville Community Hospital

The Centre Surgery, Hinckley

 

If you would like to know more please speak to a member of practice staff.


Extended Hours Appointments

We now offer telephone appointments from 6.30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Please ask our reception team about these if you would like to book one.


Enhanced Summary Care Records: Watch this to learn more


Replacement Hearing Aid batteries

We are now able to supply NHS Hearing Aid replacement batteries. We have a supply of the 'orange' type available from reception.

If you require new batteries, please bring your old packets & used batteries to reception where will be able to provide up to 2 packets per patient.

We are not able to offer alternative batteries at this time. We have also been asked to advise that we will not supply batteries for any NON-NHS hearing aids.


The Ten Minute Guideline

The 10 minute rule


And 3 reasons NOT to miss your appointment


Patient information: Guidelines for treatment of minor illness and self limiting conditions

Over the counter medications


PPG SURVEY

The survey has now been published and can be found via the link on our Patient Group page. Patient group pages

The practice has also provided a response to the key points raised with our PPG. This information can be found here - Practice feedback


We are a PARKRUN PRACTICE

We are pleased to have been accepted as a 'parkrun practice' and will be taking part in the initiative launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners [RCGP] and parkrun UK.

Taking part in parkrun UK as part of this intiative, we hope to

  • Improve the health and wellbeing of practice staff 
  • improve the health and wellbeing of patients and carers, reducing the need for lifelong medication
  • Raise awareness amongst the parkrun community of services that practices provide
  • Contribute to the development of a local community and environment that is centred around wellness generation
  • Support the UK-wide movement to scale up social prescribing activities

Our local parkrun is held at Conkers near Ashby, and is a free event every Saturday morning.  We were all really pleased to learn that parkrun IS NOT A RACE!!! Those of us who are less experienced runners are able to walk or jog our way around the 5K course. We are all excited to have been accepted as a parkrun practice and will soon be doing our first event.

We would like to advise that  parkrun is open to all, including those who are inactive or have health conditions or disabilities. Have a look for more information in our waiting room, or via the parkrun UK web page

Wish us luck!!!


Future in Mind

Please see the new Future In Mind Service User Leaflet which is aimed at signposting children, young people and their families or carers to the most appropriate place for advice, information and support.


Find out why your data matters

 www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/


Family Actions Post Sexual Abuse Service

 

This service is available to all children and young people up to the age of 18 who live in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The service offers a range of group work and tailored 1:1 support which is delivered in schools or at the offices in Leicester. The information leaflet can be viewed here PSA Service Leaflet.

 

Also available is a service for the Parents and Carers of children who have experienced sexual abuse, the PSA Parent and Carers service is available in Leicestershire only.

Please find this leaflet attached also. Parent/Carer PSE Leaflet

 

Please note that both services accept referrals from professionals, and self-referrals from parents and carers.


 Aortic Aneurysm Screening

Men aged over 65 who have not already had a screening can request a scan by contacting their local AAA screening service directly on: 0116 258 6820. Please follow the link below for further information: Triple A Screening


Why do our Reception Team ask you questions when you ring for an appointment?

Our Reception team is responsible for trying to ensure that the GP's and clinicians at the surgery see the most appropriate patients and vice versa. To that end, they have been authorised, by our GP's,  to ask patients requesting an appointment for brief details of the nature of the problem.

For further information and reassurance, please view " Why does the Receptionist need to ask what's wrong with me?" from the RCGP.

Please do not assume that members of our Reception team are 'being nosey", or that they making medical decisions about you; they are simply doing  their job and doing it as requested by the GP's!  


Do you really need to see a Doctor?

Having a GP appointment may not always be necessary. There are ways to care for yourself and your family without having to visit the surgery. This practice, in partnership with West Leicestershire CCG, is promoting 'self care'.

Before you reach for the phone to try to get an appointment, please take time to consider whether there is something you can do to help yourself or your family member. We have patient education videos here > Sound Doctor

Patients can also check which service they should access with our useful guide below. Alternatively, more information is available on our Minor Illness pages


WHO CAN HELP?

WHAT TYPES OF PROBLEMS? WHY DO YOU FEEL UNWELL?

WHAT DO YOU DO?

SELF CARE

HANGOVER, GRAZED KNEE, SORE THROAT, COUGH

KEEP YOUR MEDICINE CABINET WELL STOCKED. SEE NHS CHOICES   ‘YOUR MEDICINE CABINET’ FOR ADVICE

PHARMACIST

DIARRHOEA, MINOR INFECTIONS, HEADACHE, BITES & STINGS

YOUR LOCAL PHARMACIST CAN HELP WITH LOTS OF EVERYDAY AILMENTS AND OFFERS GOOD ADVICE.

GP SURGERY

FEVERISH CHILDREN, VOMITING, EAR PAIN, FEELING UNWELL/ILL

YOUR GP CAN

OFFER URGENT APPOINTMENTS EACH DAY.

IF YOU NEED A GP OUT OF HOURS, CALL 111

NHS 111

UNWELL, UNSURE, CONFUSED? NEED HELP FAST?

CALL 111

GP SERVICES OUT OF HOURS

URGENTLY NEED A GP DURING THE EVENING OR AT THE WEEKEND

CALL 111

ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY

CHOKING,

CHEST PAIN,

SUSPECTED STROKE,

BLACKING OUT,

BLEEDING YOU CAN’T STOP,

STRUGGLING TO BREATHE

VISIT A&E AT LEICESTER ROYAL INFIRMARY OR CALL 999 FOR AN AMBULANCE


Practice Appraisal 2016/2017

Our practice appraisal for 2016/2017 was conducted by West Leicestershire CCG.

Practice Appraisal March 2017

Practice Appraisal 2015/2016

Our Practice Appraisal 2015/2016 was conducted by West Leicestershire CCG.

Practice Appraisal January 2016.docx

Practice Appraisal 2014/2015

Our Practice Appraisal 2014/2015 was conducted by West Leicestershire CCG.

Click here to read the report.

 


 

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