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The Anstey Surgery21a The NookAnsteyLeicester, LE7 7AZTel: 0116 236 2531
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.
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
During Surgery hours the doctors can treat patients attending with minor injuries - these include:
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.
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.
We can refer you to the Active Lifestyle Exercise Referral Scheme via an appointment with our nurse. The exercise referral criteria is currently:
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.
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.
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:
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.
Routine vaccinations are offered free of charge on the NHS to all babies & children in the UK, most of which are administered here at the surgery.
For details of the vaccinations and when they are given visit:
NHS Choices - Childhood Immunisation Programme
Since 2008 girls aged 12-13 have been vaccinated against human pappilloma virus (HPV), also known as the cervical cancer jab. The programme is delivered largely through secondary schools, and consists of three injections that are given over a six month period.
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the name of a family of viruses that affect the skin and the moist membranes that line your body, such as those in your cervix, anus, mouth and throat. These membranes are called the mucosa.
There are more than 100 different types of HPV viruses, with about 40 types affecting the genital area. These are classed as high risk and low risk.
Types of HPV that affect the skin can be passed on by skin contact with an affected person. The types of HPV that affect the mouth and throat can be passed on through kissing. Genital HPV is usually spread through intimate, skin to skin, contact during sex. You can have the genital HPV virus for years and not have any sign of it.
Most HPV infections are harmless or cause genital warts, however some types can cause cervical cancer. Most HPV infections clear up by themselves, but in some cases the infection can last a long time. HPV infects the cells of the surface of the cervix where it can stay for many years without you knowing.
The HPV virus can damage these cells leading to changes in their appearance. Over time, these changes can develop into cervical cancer. The purpose of cervical screening (smear tests) is to detect these changes, which, if picked up early enough, can be treated to prevent cancer happening. If they are left untreated, cancer can develop and may lead to serious illness and death.
A new website has been developed by school nurses and over 80 young people from Leicestershire's secondary schools to support teens with their mental and physical health and wellbeing. It features interactive content, films and quizzes. It covers topics including exam stress, anger management, spots, alcohol, relationships and much more. Please follow the link to view the site www.healthforteens.co.uk
Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STI's).
Sex & Young People
NHS Guide to the questions you may have about sex.
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Issues, symptoms and treatments
FPA - The Sexual Health Charity
Sexual health advice and information on sexually transmitted infections, contraception, pregnancy and abortion.
Contraceptive & GUM Services:
Leicester Sexual Health Services Tel: 0300 124 0102
Lines are open:Monday to Thursday: 9:30am - 5:30pmFriday: 9:30am - 4pmLines are closed 12 - 1pmSaturday: 11am - 3pm
Local Clinics: https://leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk/leicester-sexual-health/all-clinics
Leicester Haymarket, 1st Floor, Haymarket Shopping Centre Leicester LE1 3Y
Loughborough Health Centre, Pinfold Gate Loughborough LE11 1DQ
We offer many forms of contraception here at the surgery which include:
Make an appointment to discuss which form of contraception is right for you.
For more information: NHS Choices - contraception
Chlamydia is a commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection among the under 25's. Often there are no symptoms, but testing and treatment are simple.
Chlamydia trachomatis is a bacteria, which is found in the semen and vaginal fluids of men and women who have the infection. Chlamydia is easily passed from one person to another through sexual contact. Anyone who is sexually active can get it and pass it on. You don't need to have lots of sexual partners.
To get tested:
OR Please call 0300 124 0102 for more information and appointments
For more information: NHS Choices - focus on Chlamydia
Would you like to talk to someone following a termination?
If you are 13 - 18 years and experiencing emotions like relief, guilt, grief, anger or feeling sadness, you are not alone.
Friendly support is available over the phone or in person for young females and their partners. All sessions are free and confidential.
Please contact relate on 0116 254 3011 for further details.
QuitReady Leicestershire provide help and advice to stop smoking. You can contact them on Tel: 0345 646 6666 or Text "ready" to 66777
Smokefree is a NHS service to inform everyone of the dangers of smoking, the benefits of giving up and how they can help you give up.
Download the app NHS SMOKEFREE APP
Further information NHS Stop Smoking
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete one of our Travel Health Questionnaires, you can either follow the link below to complete and send electronically or you can collect a copy from the surgery reception. Once we have received this our nursing team will assess what is required for your planned travel. Please then call the surgery a week or so later where the reception staff will be able to make an appropriate appointment for you.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Please do not leave this until the last minute, all vaccinations should be given at least 2 weeks before travel to allow them to work.
Travel Health Questionnaire
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.
If you require an ambulance to transport you to hospital to attend an appointment please ring TASL on 0345 2413012.
Please make sure you book your transport at least 48 working hours before your appointment.
The 'Hospital Hopper' bus service runs between the three Leicester hospitals every 30 minutes from Monday to Friday. The service links the three hospitals, Beaumont Leys Centre, Hamilton Centre, the railway station and Leicester's Park and Ride hub at St Nicholas Place.
The service is available to everyone whether a patient or not.
For more information on this service please follow the link below:
A new service to help people stop smoking has been launched in Leicestershire and Rutland.
"Quit Ready" www.quitready.co.uk Tel: 0345 646 66 66 or text "ready" to 66777
Advisors from Quit Ready Leicestershire will be in touch - via telephone, text message, web chat or email - to offer support on a weekly basis during a 12-week programme to ensure people have the best possible chance of staying smoke-free. The service runs from Mondays to Fridays (9am to 7pm) and on Saturdays (10am-2pm).
You can self-refer using the online contact form found on the website and the service is particularly keen to support women who are pregnant, or people who have other health problems.
QuitReady Stop Smoking Service are now providing FREE E-Cig starter kits together with follow on liquids and support to anyone wanting to stop smoking.
From 1st April 2021 in partnership with the NHS, Vita Health Group offer a range of short-term psychological therapies to adults 16 years and over, who live and are registered with a GP in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
To access the service you can self-refer via this link:
or by telephone: 0330 094 5595 Mon - Fri 8am - 8pm, Saturday 9am - 12.30pm
Where to get help if you or someone you look after is ill, has a disability or is becoming frail and the help you can get if you're a carer
Please follow the link below to the Leicestershire County Council website
where you will find lots of useful information or you can telephone:
0116 305 0004 (Monday - Thursday, 8.30am – 5pm, Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm)
Care Choices also has lots of useful information
Use the link Leicestershire County Council - Blue Badge to Leicestershire County Council to check your eligibility for a Leicestershire resident and to apply or re-new a Blue Badge.
You can apply for yourself, someone else or an organisation, online or by post.
A Blue Badge costs £10 if issued to a successful applicant
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