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**CORONAVIRUS UPDATE**

If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province to the UK in the last 14 days you should immediately:

  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu

  • Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area and follow their advice

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

PLEASE DO NOT PRESENT AT THE SURGERY

This advice applies to travellers who have returned to the UK from the following areas should you have symptoms:

CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, MACAU, MALAYSIA, REP OF KOREA, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN OR THAILAND

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE THE BELOW LINK:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

HAYFEVER MEDICATION 

If you usually take medication for hayfever please note that we advise you to start taking this from March onwards. If you use medication that is available to purchase over the counter at a pharmacy we will no longer be able to prescribe this for you.  

Please see the below list of over the counter medications for hayfever:

• Acrivastine 8mg capsules
• Cetirizine 10mg tablets and 1mg/ml oral solution
• Loratadine 10mg tablets and 5mg/5ml syrup
• Chlorphenamine 4mg tablets 2mg/5ml oral solution
• Beclomethsone 50mcg/ml nasal spray
• Fluticasone 0.05% w/w nasal spray

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**CORONAVIRUS UPDATE**

If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province to the UK in the last 14 days you should immediately:

  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu

  • Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area and follow their advice

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.

PLEASE DO NOT PRESENT AT THE SURGERY

This advice applies to travellers who have returned to the UK from the following areas should you have symptoms:

CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, MACAU, MALAYSIA, REP OF KOREA, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN, THAILAND & ITALY 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE THE BELOW LINK:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

Enhanced Summary Care Record

Do you give consent to sharing important health information about you with other health care professionals and vice versa?


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 the below link : 

https://digital.nhs.uk/summary-care-records#main-content

Minor Illness 

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns even if you qualify for free prescriptions. Instead over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.

Please see the below link for additional information

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1a-over-the-counter-leaflet-v1.pdf

Extended Access Appointments

We are increasing the number of appointments available for you to see a GP in the early mornings, evenings or at weekends across West Leicestershire.

Depending on your individual circumstances and symptoms, we may offer you an ‘extended access’ appointment. Please note however, that these appointments will not be in your usual GP practice and may not be with one of your usual GPs or nurses.

Depending on the reason for your appointment, and if you are in agreement, it may be suitable for you to see an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, instead of a GP.

The clinician you see will be able to access relevant sections of your medical notes and will communicate what has happened during your appointment back to your usual GP practice.

These appointments will be available at the following locations:

  • Loughborough Urgent Care Centre at Loughborough Community Hospital
  • Coalville Community Hospital
  • Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital

If you would like to know more please visit the CCGs website: 

 https://www.westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk/latest-news/268-extended-access-appointments

Extended Opening Hours

We are now offering, outside of normal contracted hours, early morning (from 07:30 – 08:00) and late evening (from 18:30 – 19:00) pre-bookable telephone appointments on some days of the week. These additional appointments are for patients who, due to work commitments, find it difficult to attend during normal contracted hours for a routine appointment with a GP or Nurse.

Appointments within the extended opening hours are available to all registered patients.

 

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