General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection
The 1st September date for this data extraction has now been removed. There currently is no date set for this data extraction.
Below is a snip from a letter from Jo Churchill MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Primary Care and Health Promotion explaining when the extraction will go ahead:
"Most importantly, I can confirm today that, while we are continuing to work on the infrastructure, and communication for the project, we are not setting a specific start date for the collection of data. Instead, we commit to start uploading data only when we have the following in place:
● the ability to delete data if patients choose to opt-out of sharing their GP data with NHS Digital, even if this is after their data has been uploaded;
● the backlog of opt-outs has been fully cleared;
● a Trusted Research Environment has been developed and implemented in NHS
● patients have been made more aware of the scheme through a campaign of
engagement and communication.
There is currently no set deadline for opting out, however we are still accepting Type 1 opt out forms.
Click here for further information General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection information - Please note that our practice staff have no further information other that what is included in the link below.
How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status
Through the NHS App
You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can download the app through the Apple Store or Google Play and access it on mobile devices such as a smartphone or
tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown
automatically within the NHS App.
There is no need to contact the practice to ask for access to this.
We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.
By calling 119
If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (rom 17 MAY) and ask for a letter to be posted to you.
This must be at least 5 working days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 7 working days to reach you.
The letter will be sent automatically to the address registered with your GP. The 119 call handler you speak to will not be able to see your address to check this with you. If you’ve recently moved house, make sure you’ve given your new address to your GP practice before calling 119.
!!! Do not contact the GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GP’s cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status !!!
Get the NHS app
What is the NHS App?
The new app has been developed by NHS Digital and NHS England, and gives patients safe and secure access to their GP record. Patients will be able to use the new service to:
Book and manage GP appointments
Order repeat prescriptions
Manage your long-term health conditions
Access NHS 111 online for medical queries
View information from your medical record
Click on the picture below to take you to a help guide on how to sign up to the NHS app
Face-to-face GP practice appointments are available to patients
By visiting our self-care website you can find out how to treat many illnesses and conditions at home. From simple advice on how to look after yourself if you have an upset stomach or back pain to what to do if your child has an accident, our self-care website has it covered.
One of the best ways to take care of yourself this winter is to make sure your medicine cabinet is well stocked. Minor conditions can often be easily treated with over the counter medicines you can keep at home, such as paracetamol and diarrhoea relief.
Practice current position
We would like to reassure patients that we are continuing to provide consultations with our clinical team.
As a practice we have appointments that are available to book in advance or on the day to help meet the urgency of your medical query.
To help with reducing the spread of infections please note that in the first instance we will offer you a telephone consultation. This will be with the most appropriate member of the team for your symptoms/query which could be a GP, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist or Physio.
Following this discussion, if the clinician feels that they need to see you face to face they will make arrangements for this be done via video consultation or ask you to attend the surgery.
Alternative ways of contacting us
Please CLICK HERE to use our online consultation service ( please register as a user rather than a guest as we will then be able to respond to your query online) or you can contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note these alternative methods of contact are not available during the weekend or in the event of a Practice closure.
Partners join forces to support mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak
Councils, police and the NHS across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are coming together to encourage residents who are experiencing mental health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic to seek support.
By visiting the Start a Conversation website – http://www.startaconversation.co.uk – residents will be able to find a range of information on services that can provide help during a crisis, as well as how to maintain good mental health and provide support to family and friends.
Please click here for Gov.UK information on Social Shielding
Domestic abuse help
Where to get help during the COVID 19 epidemic. Please CLICK HERE to access the Domestic Abuse leaflet for further information
24 Hour NHS phone support for all urgent mental health needs
0808 800 3302
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust has launched a dedicated phone line* so that people of all ages in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can access urgent NHS mental health support directly.
The new mental health Central Access Point (CAP) phone service, which went live on Friday, links callers with call handlers and clinicians who can assess their needs and advise, support, signpost or refer them directly to the appropriate service.
Avoiding Misinformation around Coronavirus
There is a lot of misinformation out there about coronavirus — including fake social media accounts and scams asking to donate money to the NHS — so it is really important to get your information from a trusted source. For more information on coronavirus, visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Isolation Notes - If you have had to stay at home because of Coronavirus and you employer requires a note, please access an isolation note from 111 website CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK
Please see the Pregnancy Care Planner page for further information on pregnancy and coronavirus.
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
Ear syringing is not a core service of General Practice and we are not resourced to deliver this
As a practice we have a full range of nursing needs that we need to ensure we are providing to all of our patients. Unfortunately as a practice we have had to make the difficult decision that due to the continued growth of our list size, we are no longer in a position to offer ear syringing to our patients with immediate effect. We appreciate that this may be disappointing for you, for information on how you can self-care and alternative options that are available to you to manage earwax removal please CLICK HERE
Repeat Prescriptions Requests
If you are on regular medication don't forget that you can order using SystmOnline, if you don't have an account please contact us by emailing the surgery to request this. Please include your name and a contact telephone number and you will be contacted by telephone to start the set up process. Please note that the call may come through as a withheld number.
You can also download and sign up for the NHS App which is the NHS.UK alternative to SystmOnline.
Alternatively please contact us by email to request your medication. In the email please include your name, address and date of birth - along with the name of the medication/s you wish to request. If you take medications of different strengths please include the strength in your email. Please give us as much information as you can.
Please note that we are NOT able to take requests for medication over the telephone and do require it in writing via email or via theSystmOnline/NHS App.
As you know our staff come to work to help and provide care to you and others.
Recently the number of abusive incidents towards staff has increased and we would like to remind patients that we have a zero tolerance policy in place.
This type of behaviour is not acceptable and we would not expect staff to have to be subjected to this. We all have a responsibility to treat each other respectfully.
Are you a Veteran?
If you are a Veteran please let us know to help ensure you are getting the best possible care.
Please see NHS choices link below for more information on services available for Veterans.
Any residents with mobility difficulties will continue to have access to Community transport provided by Marlene Reid Centre Community Action. Further information can be obtained by contacting the centre on 01530 512 457.
Usual websites: ChooseHowYouMove@leics.gov.uk https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/buses-and-public-transport