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News about our Doctors

Dr Sue Ford our Senior Partner, will regrettably be retiring from the Practice on the 2nd June 2019. Dr Ford has been with the Practice for 28 years and will be sorely missed by many patients and staff alike. We all would like to express our thanks to her for the years of exceptional work as a GP and wish her every happiness in her retirement. 

In doing so, we are also very pleased to announce that Dr Thomas Edwards will be joining the Practice as a full time Partner from the 3rd June 2019. Dr Edwards will be taking over Dr Ford's patient list. All of Dr Ford's patients will automatically be transferred to Dr Edwards to ensure a smooth transition and we hope you will join us in welcoming him to Greengate Medical Centre.

Dr Greer will become Senior Partner at the Practice upon Dr Ford's retirement.


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.


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.

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.

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.  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 links below:

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 6 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 GO ABROAD PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY AT LEAST 6 WEEKS IN ADVANCE TO FIND OUT WHAT HOLIDAY VACCINATIONS YOU REQUIRE AND TO SEE IF WE HAVE THE VACCINES AVAILABLE.

IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING IN LESS THAN 6 WEEKS PLEASE CONTACT PRIVATE TRAVEL CLINICS

 
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