COVID 19 VACCINATION
Our North West Leicestershire Practices are collectively working together to deliver the Covid 19 Vaccination rollout at Measham Leisure Centre.
We are calling patients from the highest At Risk Groups as per the Government Guidance to book an appointment.
There will also be a National Vaccination Rollout at the end of the January; NHS England will be sending those invites out, prioritising patients who are highest at risk as per the Government guidance.
Government guidance for the highest at risk is on the .Gov website, prioritising Care home staff and residents, patients over 80 and health care workers.
The Over 80’s will be prioritised by those who are most frail and vulnerable.
WAIT TO BE CONTACTED – We or the NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine. It is important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.
Free travel to covid vaccination site
CK Cars - 01530 542123 or 07738 877712
Coalville Yellow Cabs - 01530 833800
- ▪️For more information on when you may be called, please follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/…/covid-19-vaccination-first-phase-prior…
- ▪️When we call we will be asking a series of questions in order to ascertain and confirm eligibility. Please do not be alarmed by these questions, this is for us to capture important correct data ready for your appointment. It can take around 10 minutes for us to complete the call.
- ▪️Please do not contact us for your vaccination, please await our call instead.
- You can find if you are eligible at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/priority-groups-for-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-advice-from-the-jcvi-30-december-2020/joint-committee-on-vaccination-and-immunisation-advice-on-priority-groups-for-covid-19-vaccination-30-december-2020
Thank you as always. Stay safe.
All appointments initially will be done by telephone and triaged by either the practice nurse or GP.
We would ask that all patients call the practice and DO NOT come down to book an appointment.
If we ask you to come down it may either be to come to the main reception, our green zone or our Red Zone, the side entrance (next to Masons chemist). This is to keep our patients and staff safe. The GP will tell you which Zone to arrive at.
ALL PATIENTS MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING WHEN COMING TO THE PRACTICE, A SCARF, BANDANA OR FACE MASK - IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING SUITABLE, WE WILL OFFER YOU A MASK WHEN YOU ATTEND, HOWEVER OUR STOCKS ARE LIMITED.
DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS LISTED BELOW;
Please call us on 01530 242313
The majority of our appointments need to be pre-booked and this can be done up to six weeks in advance.
Appointments can be made by the following ways:
You may make an appointment by calling at the reception desk, by telephoning 01530 242313 or by booking online
On making your appointment, the receptionist will ask you the reason for your appointment, this will allow them to book you with the most appropriate clinician for your problem.
Once our clinics are fully booked for the day you may be offered a booked appointment at one of the Extended Access Clinics held in the evenings and weekends at Coalville Hospital, Loughborough Hospital or Hinckley Hospital.
Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Our practice has been enabled to take online appointment bookings. In order to make use of this facility, you must be registered as a patient with our practice. Only then can you register with this service. You can register with this practice/service by contacting us on: 01530 249461.
If, before your appointment, you no longer need to see the doctor, then please ring the practice to let us know. We will then be able to offer your slot to another patient.
Cancellations telephone:01530 242313.
Out of Hours Information
If our practice is closed and you have a medical condition that cannot wait until the practice opens, then telephone our out of hour's telephone number:
Out of hour's telephone: 111
How To Get The Best From Our Appointments System
Make a list of what you want to ask the GP
Write a list of things you want to discuss with the GP in order of your priority. When you go into your consultation show the list to him/her so that he can decide what is important to deal with on this visit and to judge if any of your problems may be related to each other. Please bear in mind that it is not normally possible for your doctor to deal with more than two problems during one visit and that he may ask you to make another appointment to discuss anything not covered.
Another reason for writing a list is that perhaps you find some problems embarrassing and private and therefore leave them until last, at which point time has run out.
Make sure you understand what the doctor is telling you
It's a good idea to make notes if you think you might not remember what the doctor is telling you and ask him to explain clearly if there is something you don't understand. If you need blood test make a note of what they are. If you telephone the surgery to book a test or to get a result it helps the receptionist if you can tell her what tests you're enquiring about.
If you may need to undress for an examination or roll up your sleeve for an injection or blood pressure test, please wear suitable clothing so that valuable time isn't wasted undressing.
Take responsibility for your own health
Please telephone the surgery for any results of any tests and if you need regular blood tests try to remember to book an appointment well in advance.
Try to take your medication as advised by your doctor. If you have stopped taking any medication, please do not stockpile it- tell your pharmacist or GP why you no longer need it and ask them to remove it from your repeat prescription list. Wasted drugs cost the NHS huge amounts of money every year.
All patients over 75 who do not already attend the surgery for an annual review are welcome to book a health check with a Healthcare Assistant. The Healthcare Assistant will check your blood pressure, height, weight, take a blood sample and enquire about any health needs. Please book an appointment with Reception if you wish to have a health check.