News

29/Jan/2023

If you have been referred to the hospital the following websites provide the indicative waiting times for out-patient appointments.

My Planned Care gives you advice and support while you wait and helps you to prepare for your hospital consultation, treatment, or surgery. This includes giving you information about waiting times at your hospital and other supporting and local services while you wait.

This site is updated weekly and can be viewed by anyone, which means you, your family or carer as well as your NHS team can all see the latest information.

Your hospital team will be in touch with you as soon as they can. If you are looking for an update, please check this website before contacting your hospital or GP.

For UHL:

https://www.myplannedcare.nhs.uk/mids/leicester/

For other Acute Trusts in the Midlands:

https://www.myplannedcare.nhs.uk/mids/


29/Jan/2023

This week, NHS Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland has launched a new campaign called Get in the Know, to support local people to get the right care as quickly as possible, by raising awareness of the services to use when they are unwell or injured.

The campaign features a single website, GetInTheKnow.co.uk, where people can learn or ‘get in the know’ about local health services, either at the time or in advance.

Over several weeks they will be introducing the individual themes under the ‘Get in the Know’ series to raise awareness in small steps. These include, using GP practices, treating minor ailments and urgent care. The first theme, mental health services, will start next week.

Visit GetInTheKnow.co.uk to learn more.


29/Jan/2023

As part of the City Care Alliance PCN we are now offering routine appointments with various healthcare professionals between 18:30 – 20:00 Monday to Friday and 09:00 – 17:00 Saturdays.

Clinics will be held at Beaumont Leys Health Centre Monday – Thursday and at Fosse Family Practice Friday and Saturday.

Apointments can be booked through reception only.

There will NO LONGER be any late opening at the practice.


29/Jan/2023

The Practice now employs a variety of healthcare professionals which means you may be booked in with them, rather than a GP.

The reception staff will ask you some questions to be able to confirm who is the most appropriate member of the team to book you with. The aim is to free up GP appointments for patients who genuinely need to see a GP.

We are not refusing you an appointment with a GP so please be polite and courteous to the staff at all times.

For more information on the staff we employ please visit our Meet the Team Page 

 


29/Jan/2023

**Now Available** Covid Boosters & Flu Vaccines Winter 2022

We are now offering Covid Boosters and flu vaccines to over 65’s and patients aged 16-64 in a risk category.

Over 50’s will be eligible from 15th October 2022.

Due to staff shortages we only have limited capacity to provide these so please be patient, we are working as hard as we can.


29/Jan/2023

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores
  • the NHS website nhs.uk
  • 119 – by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than five working days ago. It may take up to seven working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you’re planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.


29/Jan/2023

Do you need some advice or have a general admin query?

Why not send your question through our on line consultation tool Engage Consult. You can use the link on the home page of our website or the drop down menu under online services.

You can send photos for the GP to look at if necessary to avoid the need to come to the surgery.

**Please note this is not for medical emergencies or for ordering prescriptions**


29/Jan/2023

If you get regular or repeat prescriptions, you could save time by switching to electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD).

eRD sends your prescriptions electronically from your GP surgery to a pharmacy of your choice. It’s easy to use and you don’t need a computer or electronic device. Ask your GP or pharmacist to set it up for you.

eRD allows your GP to prescribe your regular medicines for up to a year. It’s reliable, secure and confidential. Your regular prescriptions are stored securely on the NHS database, so they’ll be ready at the pharmacy each time you need them.

Using eRD you can:

• save time by avoiding unnecessary trips or calls to your GP every time you need to order a repeat prescription
• order or cancel your repeat prescriptions online (if your GP practice offers this service)
• pick up your repeat prescriptions directly from your pharmacy without having to visit your GP
• spend less time waiting for your prescription in the pharmacy or GP practice
• save paper – you won’t need a paper prescription to collect your medicine from the pharmacy

For more information about eRD and how it works, ask at your GP surgery or pharmacy, or
visit the NHS website.


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