Hugglescote Surgery is part of West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Our team of health professionals are all working together in order to help our patients look after their health needs. We aim to provide the best possible service.
We hope to use our surgery website as a way of presenting all our patients with an up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will update it with any news, developments & details that are relevant to the practice and our patients. Our Facebook page is also kept up to date with surgery news and information.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you use the website as a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information. If there is topical health information we will also add this to the website.
People most at risk from the complications of COVID-19 are being offered the vaccine first.
In the UK, there are 2 approved COVID-19 vaccines. They both require 2 doses to provide longer-lasting protection. An independent group of experts has recommended that the NHS first offers these vaccines to those at highest risk of catching the disease and of suffering serious complications or dying from COVID-19. This includes older adults in care homes and frontline health and social care workers.
When more vaccine becomes available, the vaccines will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible.
For more information please see the Gov.UK website via the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination
Guidance note for patients requesting exemption letters
We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings.
GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask.
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Local Medical Committee has therefore prepared this guidance note as the statutory body that advises and supports all GPs and practice teams across both counties.
The government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.
The responsibility for issuing exemptions lies with the transport provider not your GP. Similarly, practices are under no obligation to provide letters of support for anyone who does not fall under the list of exemptions but considers them to have another reason to be exempted.
Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here:
Some people don’t have to wear a face covering including for health, age or equality reasons. Some transport staff may not wear a face covering if it is not required for their job.
We hope that this guidance provides some reassurance for you on this issue.
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