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Whitwick Health CentreNorth StreetWhitwickLeics, LE67 5HXTel: 01530 839629
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UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ALL GP APPOINTMENTS WILL BE TELEPHONE CALLS, THESE ARE BOOKABLE ON THE DAY - IF YOU HAVE A PREBOOKED APPOINTMENT DO NOT ATTEND, THE DOCTOR WILL RING YOU ON THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT BUT CANNOT GUARANTEE A TIME. THE CALL MIGHT BE FROM A WITHHELD NUMBER.
NURSE APPOINTMENTS - YOU WILL BE CONTACTED IF YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE NURSE, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE A COUGH AND/OR TEMPERATURE/ LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL.
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The telephone number to book appointments is 01530 839629.
The practice pharmacist, Rob, has appointments to book for medication reviews. He also does asthma reviews for patients aged over 18 years old. Medication Reviews should be booked with Rob not a doctor.
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.
Covid Vaccination Drop-In Clinic
The North West Leicestershire Primary Care Network (NWL PCN) are holding drop-in sessions for patients over the age of 18 who are due for their SECOND Astra Zeneca Vaccination.
Date: Sunday 11th July 2021
Time: 10:00-12:00 & 14:40-16:00
Venue: Measham Leisure Centre
Please note, to be eligible you must be registered with one of the following GP Practices:
Broom Leys Surgery, Castle Donington Surgery, Castle Medical Group, Dr Patel & Tailor (Whitwick Health Centre), Dr Virmani & Bedi (Whitwick Health Centre), Hugglescote Surgery, Ibstock & Barlestone Surgeries, Long Lane Surgery, Manor House Surgery, Markfield Medical Centre, Measham Medical Unit, Whitwick Road Surgery
*No appointment Required*
Please remember to bring your vaccination card and your NHS Number with you as this will help speed up the booking and checking in process and reduce queuing. As this is a drop-in clinic there may be busy periods when queuing might be necessary and we would thank you for patience during this time.
(there will be a limited number of pre-bookable appointments available at alternative times on the above date therefore if you would prefer to have a booked time slot, please contact your GP Practice)
From the 1st April 2020, the practice will use SMS (text) reminders for appointments & routine test results, please ensure reception has your current mobile number.
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.
Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 10:00.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls
You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced).
Please refer to Further Information Section - Flu Campaign 2020