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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.


Christmas and New Year opening times

Monday 21st December

Open at 8am

Close at 6pm

Tuesday 22nd December

Open at 8am

Close at 6pm

Wednesday 23rd December

Open at 8am

Close at 6pm

Thursday 24th December

Open at 8am

Close at 4pm

Friday 25th December

SURGERY CLOSED

Saturday 26th December

SURGERY CLOSED

Sunday 27th December

SURGERY CLOSED

Monday 28th December

SURGERY CLOSED

Tuesday 29th December

Open at 8am

Close at 6pm

Wednesday 30th December

Open at 8am

Close at 6pm

Thursday 31st December

Open at 8am

Close at 4pm

Friday 1st January 2021

SURGERY CLOSED

Saturday 2nd January

SURGERY CLOSED

Sunday 3rd January

SURGERY CLOSED

Monday 4th January

Open at 8am

Close at 6pm

For prescription information over the festive period please look under the prescription section.  Thank you

Healthy.io

Healthy.io

ACR home testing for people with diabetes now available across all GP practices in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

A smartphone app and home test kit enabling people to complete their annual albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) urinary test from home using their mobile phone camera, is now available across all GP practices in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The partnership with health technology company Healthy.io, enables practices to engage with previously hard-to-reach patients and address any backlog in chronic disease management for people living with diabetes.

Latest NDA data suggests that nearly 40,000 people living with diabetes in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland do not do their annual ACR test. This means many cases of chronic kidney disease are not being detected until they’re at an advanced stage, sometimes when a person is suffering from end stage renal disease and needs a transplant or dialysis.

 

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ACR project for patients with diabetes

The data is being processed for the purpose of delivery of a programme, sponsored by NHS Digital, to monitor urine for indications of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which is recommended to be undertaken annually for patients at risk of chronic kidney disease e.g., patients living with diabetes. The programme enables patients to test their kidney function from home. We will share your contact details with Healthy.io to enable them to contact you and confirm that you wish them to send you a test kit.  This will help identify patients at risk of kidney disease and help us agree any early interventions that can be put in place for the benefit of your care. Healthy.io will only use your data for the purposes of delivering their service to you. If you do not wish to receive a home test kit from Healthy.io we will continue to manage your care within the Practice. Healthy.io are required to hold data we send them in line with retention periods outlined in the Records Management code of Practice for Health and Social Care. Further information about this is available at http://bit.ly/uACRtest.

 



 
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