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Prescriptions

As of 31st March 2020, almost all prescriptions will be signed and sent electronically. We recommend that patients nominate a local pharmacy in order for us to do this. This will lead to a more efficient, faster and secure service.


Changes to repeat prescription ordering

From the 30th June 2019, West Leicestershire residents (which includes all patients registered at Greengate Medical Centre), will have to order their repeat prescriptions directly through their GP Practice and not a high street/internet pharmacy or appliance contractor. We have leaflets and posters available within the surgery for your information which should help to understand the changes, as well as provide details of what you need to do.

If you feel that you or your family member should be exempt from this, please ask at Reception for an 'Exemption Form' and the usual GP will make a decision as to whether a patient meets the criteria to have this be upheld.


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 speak to a member of practice staff.


Becoming a Training Practice

We are pleased to announce that as of 2020, Greengate Medical Centre will become a ‘Training Practice’. This essentially means that we will be training an already qualified Doctor on site to become a General Practitioner. In doing so, the trainee GP will also be offering some of our patients appointments.


Extended Hours

As of the 1st of July 2019, the Practice will be offering certain Healthcare appointments from 7:30am, Monday to Friday. We are hoping that this will enable patients who struggle to make appointments during the normal working day, to have more options.The Duty Doctor on any given day will also have 2 telephone appointments available to him between 6:00pm and 6:30pm. This will be trialled until March 2020 at which time, we will review this.


Online Services

We are encouraging patients to sign up to online services if they are able to. The link is available via this page on the right hand side. Having online services will allow you to get an appointment without having to call the surgery as well as giving you several other time-saving advantages. If you would like any help signing up, please contact the surgery and we will be happy to assist.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The latest information on symptoms of Coronavirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in high risk of exposure can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS 111 has an onling coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Do not attend a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.


PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE CHANGED OUR GUIDELINES TO 8 WEEKS PRIOR TO TRAVEL FOR BRINGING IN FORMS.

Travel Vaccinations

Please note that not all vaccinations are available free of charge through the NHS - ask the receptionist to confirm the charges for the vaccination you require, if any.

Please complete the below form, print it off and bring it in or post to the surgery. The Practice Nurse will then give her recommendation as to which, if any, vaccinations you may need. You will need to call the surgery to check when this has been completed.

Travel Vaccination Form

You can also request the above form at Reception.  This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. 

Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the link below:

For information on all destinations - Click here

Europe Europe & RussiaNorth America North America
Central America Central Americaindia South America
egypt Carribeanlithuania Africa
bulgaria Middle Eastpoland Central Asia
china East Asiachina Australasia and Pacific

 

It is important to make the initial appointment as early as possible  - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL ABROAD, PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY AT LEAST 8 WEEKS IN ADVANCE TO FIND OUT WHAT HOLIDAY VACCINATIONS YOU REQUIRE AND TO SEE IF WE HAVE THE VACCINES AVAILABLE TO YOU.

IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING IN LESS THAN 8 WEEKS, YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT A PRIVATE CLINIC FOR YOUR VACCINES.

 
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