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Flu vaccination clinics are now available to book, call now on 0116 2677901 to see if you are eligible for a free flu vaccination!


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.


News about our Doctors

Dr Sue Ford has now left the Practice and would like to thank everyone for the well-wishes, cards and gifts. She felt truly overwhelmed by the kind words and generosity shown.

Dr Edwards, our new Partner, has has now taken 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 is now Senior Partner at the Practice.

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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