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NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM

Please note that our phone lines at Hugglescote Surgery are being migrated to a new system over the next 3 days (Tuesday 22nd January to Thursday 24th January 2019). This may cause some disruption whilst we improve our service to you and apologise for and thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE OF GRANGE ROAD, HUGGLESCOTE

Commencing Monday 14th January 2019, access to Hugglescote Surgery will be via the diversion route: Bardon Road, Forest Road, Coalville; Central Road, Hugglescote and vice versa. Please click on link for full information: Press Release - Temporary Road Closure

MEDICINE WASTE CAMPAIGN 2019 AND HOW IT WILL AFFECT YOU

Medicines over-ordering and drug wastage has been identified as a serious and growing problem within the NHS.  It is estimated that as much as three hundred million is wasted every year on unused or partially used medication.  We are asking all our patients to look at the medications they order regularly and ask that they only order the medications that are needed.  In an attempt to reduce the amount of waste prescription medications and inline with other Leicestershire practices and other areas in the UK, we will no longer be accepting third party requests for medication.  This means that all repeat requests must be ordered by the patient themselves as only they know exactly what they require.

The date we have nominated for our new process to start is: Tuesday 1st January 2019

Please click this link to read the information leaflet: Medicines Waste Leaflet

For more information please visit: www.medicinewaste.com

EXPRESS CONSENT TO SHARE YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS

Is it ok if we share important health information about you with other health professionals,  if they need it to look after you?

Most of our patients already have a summary care record, where medications and allergies can be viewed, if you choose to add additional information to this such as relevant problems,   communication needs etc, this will further increase the quality of your care - Quicker access, diagnosis and treatment.

If the answer is yes - please contact the reception who can update your medical record.

For more information please Click this link : https://digital.nhs.uk/summary-care-records#main-content

Booking A Blood Test

Blood tests can be booked at the surgery with our Phlebotomist or Healthcare Assistant. Blood tests are required to be taken in the morning as they are sent away to the laboratory at midday. Please contact reception for further information.

 

Information On Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning

A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 

 
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