Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Important - Call 111 for advice if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.
Barwell Medical CentreTel: 01455 849149
Hollycroft Medical CentreTel: 01455 234414
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Use this service if:
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
Our practice nurses are available for face to face and have telephone appointments at the following times (unless special clinics are being run):
Monday - Thursday
Friday - Hollycroft Site only
Phlebotomy Clinics daily
You can make an appointment to see the nurse without a referral from the Doctor, for any of the following:
Our lead nurse and nursing team are in charge of our infection control here at Barwell and Hollycroft Medical Centres.
We strive to deliver up to date evidenced based practice, complying with national guidelines (NICE, CQC, Epic 3, and Public Health).
We have recently updated our IPC policy and this can be provided on request, please speak to our nursing team who can support you with your query.
Infection Control Annual Statement
An antenatal clinic is held weekly on Tuesdays at Barwell and on Fridays at Hollycroft. It is important that you are seen by the midwife at your usual site.
The Health visitor can be contacted by telephoning the surgery and is available to help and advise with:
These are generally undertaken by one of the nurses. Ladies between the ages of 25 and 49 will routinely be called by the health authority (not the surgery) every 3 years. Ladies between 50 and 64 will be called every 5 years.
Coil clinics are held in surgery by a doctor, please ensure you keep a note of the date your coil is due to be changed. If you are booked into a coil clinic and give less than 24 hours notice to cancel your appointment you will need to book in with the Sexual Health Clinic to get this changed/removed. The contact number for sexual health clinics are;
0300 124 0102
0800 318 908
Contraception Advice is provided by all the doctors and some nurses in the practice. Confidentiality is maintained. We offer a full range of contraceptives including coils. For more information see the leaflet below
Know your contraception
Alternatively the following services are available:
St Peters Family Planning Clinic / Hinckley Health Centre
Please ring the following Number
0800 318 908 or book online at: http://www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk/getting-tested-and-clinics/gu-medicine-clinics/
If you require smoking cessation advice please call Quit 51. Telephone : 0800 622 6968
Some of the GPs in the practice carry out minor surgery at the practice. Skin tags and small cysts as well as joint injections can usually be done in the surgery if required. Please ask at reception.
We are offering patients aged between 40 - 74 a cardiovascular health check as long as you haven’t already *got high blood pressure, Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Heart Disease or had a Stroke. This involves coming in for a blood test followed a week or so later by an appointment with one of our Health Care Assistants to take your weight, height, blood pressure and to answer some lifestyle questions. They will then assess your risk of a developing Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Kidney Disease or having a Stroke. If you are at a high risk they will advise you to see the GP who can discuss lifestyle changes and medication options with you. If you would like one of these please ring up reception and ask for an NHS Health Check.
*this list in not extensive - please contact reception to see if you qualify.
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