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Clinics & Services 

  • Asthma/COPD Management
  • B12 Injections
  • Child Immunisation/Child Health
  • Cervical Cytology
  • Chlamydia Screening
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Diabetes Management
  • Dietary Advice
  • Ear Syringing
  • Family Planning Services/Contraception Advice
  • Flu Vaccination Clinic
  • HRT/Menopause
  • Hypertension
  • INR Monitoring
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Ring Pessary Changes
  • Travel Health and Vaccinations
  • Wound Management
  • Zoladex /Prostap Injection

NHS Health Checks

If you are aged between 40 and 74 and haven't been diagnosed with any of the following conditions you are eligable for a Free NHS Health Check.

  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney Disease

Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, and some forms of dementia. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented even if you have a history of them in your family. Have your free NHS Health Check and you will be better prepared for the future and be able to take steps to maintain or improve your health.

During your appointment we will record your height, weight, age, sex, and ethnicity. We will also take your blood pressure along with a blood test and ask some questions about your family history and lifestyle choices. From this information we can assess your risk of developing any of the above conditions and give you advice on how to reduce your risk and stay healthy.

For further information follow this link http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/nhs-health-check/Pages/What-is-an-NHS-Health-Check.aspx

If you would like to make an appointment for your Free NHS Health Check then please contact the surgery.

During your appointment you will be invited to participate in the GENVASC study being run by the NIHR Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, based at Glenfield Hospital. Details of this study will have been sent or given to you enable you to decide if you wish to participate in this study. 

GENVASC Study Participant Leaflet

The GENVASC study privacy notice

Minor Injuries

During Surgery hours the doctors can treat patients attending with minor injuries - these include:

  • Bruises
  • minor dislocation of fingers
  • foreign bodies
  • following recent injury of a severity not amenable to simple domestic first aid
  • following recent injury where it is suspected stitches may be required
  • following a blow to the head where there has been no loss of consciousness
  • Burns and scalds - not over 1 inch diameter and not involving the hands, feet, face, neck or genital areas
  • minor trauma to hands, limbs or feet
  • whiplash injuries
  • recent eye injury

Save yourself time and NHS money by seeing a doctor first. Each visit to A&E and the Walk-in-Centre costs the practice a minimum of £54.00. The surgery is open from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday-Friday.

Child Immunisations

It is our aim that all children should be fully immunised according to national guidelines against tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, polio, Hib, mumps measles and rubella. Appointments are automatically sent out for our clinics which are held on a Friday morning by our practice nurses. Teenage immunisations are undertaken in a separate clinic on the 2nd Monday of every month. If you wish to change an appointment please contact the surgery.

Exercise on Prescription

We can refer you to the Active Lifestyle Exercise Referral Scheme via an appointment with our nurse. The exercise referral criteria is currently:

  • High Cholesterol
  • Obesity (BMI +25)
  • Hypertension
  • Controlled diabetes
  • Mild to moderate depression, stress or anxiety
  • Mild to moderate rheumatoid arthritis/osteoarthritis
  • Controlled respiratory disease
  • Back pain
  • Diagnosed with osteopenia/osteoporosis
  • Locomotive and neurological disorders

The NHS and Charnwood Borough Council have a partnership and offer exercise sessions on prescription at Loughborough Leisure Centre, Soar Valley Leisure Centre, Mountsorrel and Syston Leisure Centre. In addition Gentle exercise classes are available in the community.

Cervical Screening

The practice fully supports the government’s cervical screening programme. It is important that all women attend for a cervical screening examination as the incidence of cervical cancer can be significantly reduced by having routine cervical smears. Women aged 25-50 will be invited for examination every three years and women over 50 will be invited every 5 years.

Influenza Clinics

The practice fully supports the government's seasonal flu immunisation programme. Clinics are run between the months of October and January by our nursing team.

All patients aged 65 years and over are eligible for the vaccination.

Patients aged 6 months to 64 years in the following 'at risk' groups are also eligible for the vaccination:

  • Chronic Respiratory Disease
  • Chronic Heart Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Chronic Neurological Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppression
  • Pregnant Women
  • Residents of Long Stay Care Facilities
  • Carers

Smoking Cessation

This is provided by our Practice Nurses by appointment only. Alternatively you can visit your pharmacist where they have specialist trained staff to help and support you.

 
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