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Welcome to

Measham Medical Unit

 

Welcome to our website. We hope you find all the information you require.

You can order a repeat prescription or cancel and make appointments online by selecting Online Services at the top of the screen if you have signed up to use your Online Account at the Medical Unit.



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Remain up to date with the latest news and information regarding the practice:


Medical Unit Closed - Wednesday 22nd September

Staff Training - Afternoon Closure

Please be aware we will be closed for the duration of the afternoon for all services; including the phone lines & Dispensary on from 1:00pm onwards.

If you require urgent medical advice then please call 111 or 999 for emergencies.


Flu Jabs

If you are aged 65 or over then please call Measham Medical Unit on 01530 270 933 to book an appointment for a flu vaccination.

Patients age 18 - 64 will be notified if they are eligible, when the Medical Unit has been supplied with the appropriate vaccine to cover this age group.

Under 18s who are eligible will be contacted by the Medical Unit in the next 2 months.


NHS Blood Test Tube Shortage

With the international shortage of blood test bottles we will only be booking urgent bloods, such as for patients undergoing chemotherapy at this moment in time. Most other blood test appointments will be booked by the clinicians themselves.

If you are unsure as to whether or not your blood requested by the hospital is urgent or not you will need to refer back to your consultant for clarification.

Currently booked appointments will remain unchanged at the moment but will reviewed at the end of each week.
We are hoping the situation will resolved by 17th September.

For more information please click on the link below.

BBC: NHS Blood Tube Shortage


Dispensary Opening Hours

From Tuesday 31st August our Dispensary will return to opening at 8:00am every weekday.

They will continue to be open throughout the day up until 6:00pm. However, we will be remaining closed on Saturday mornings still for the foreseeable future.


Covid Restriction Update - July 19th

Since March 2020 we have made every attempt to make the Unit as safe as possible for patients and staff. This is something that we remain fully committed to.

From 19th July, nothing will change at the Unit. Staff will continue to wear PPE and patients will be required to wear a mask to enter the building. Continuing to wear masks protects everyone who comes to the Unit, especially the young, elderly and vulnerable.

We have been seeing patients face to face all through the pandemic. Everything starts with a phone call and if a face to face appointment is clinically required then this is arranged by the clinician usually on the same day.

In March 2021; 3616 patients had an appointment, in April 2021 that figure was 3406 and in May 2021; 3846.

In June 2021; 3399 patients had an appointment at the Unit, 774 of those patients had bloods taken. Other appointments included covid vaccinations, children and babies immunisations, dressing of wounds, cervical smears, INR testing, chronic disease reviews and treatment of minor injuries.


NHS App  

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

Click on the link below to download the app:

NHS App

Use the NHS App to:

  • NHS COVID Pass – view and share your COVID Pass for event trials in England and travel abroad.
  • Advice about coronavirus – get information about coronavirus and find out what to do if you think you have it.
  • Order repeat prescriptions – see your available medicines, request a new repeat prescription and choose a pharmacy for your prescriptions to be sent to.
  • Book appointments – search for, book and cancel appointments at your GP surgery. See details of your upcoming and past appointments.
  • Health advice – search trusted NHS information and advice on hundreds of conditions and treatments. You can also answer questions to get instant advice and medical help near you.

Over 18s Covid Vaccinations

We have now began inviting patients aged 18 and over for their Covid Vaccination. 

If you are aged over 18 and would like to book in for your Covid Vaccination, then please give us a call on 01530 270 933 if you wish to have your vaccination at the local hub in Measham. 

Please note that the Online Booking which is being offered will be at a National Vaccination Centre, not locally and you will need to return to the same centre for your second vaccination.


Covid-19: Support for Mental Health

0116 295 3060

24 hour NHS Phone Support for all urgent mental health needs.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust has launched the dedicated telephone line above for people of all ages to access urgent NHS mental health support.

For information and advice regarding non-urgent mental health support during the pandemic, visit: 

Covid-19: NHS Support for your Mental Health


Saturday Morning Closure

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, the Medical Unit and Dispensary will remain closed on Saturday mornings until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Access to the Medical Unit - Coronavirus

Due to Covid; we have decided to limit the access to the Medical Unit for the foreseeable future. We are asking patients to only present at the surgery if they have an appointment, a prescription to collect or a form or letter to collect.

If you do need to come in to the Medical Unit for whatever reason we will be screening all patients either over phone or at the main entrance.

We are encouraging patients to either contact us via telephone, if they have any queries or need to order a prescription.

Appointments Line: 01530 270 933

Enquiries Line: 01530 270 667

To register for Online Services please call our enquiries line; where one of our receptionists will issue you with a Username and Password for you to make appointments and order prescriptions online. 


Appointment Changes - Coronavirus

We have changed the way our appointments are being offered at the Medical Unit to help combat the spread of Coronavirus. 

We are currently trying to telephone triage all of our appointments where possible; this is including the appointments we offer with with the GPs, Nurses, Pharmacist and our Morning Clinic. Patients are only being asked to present at the surgery if they have had a phone call with a clinician first and if the clinician believes it is both necessary and safe for them to do so. All patients will be screened for possible coronavirus symptoms by either the receptionist or clinician, prior to them coming into the Medical Unit for their appointment.

We are currently going through our appointment list and changing all appointments where possible to a telephone triage appointment instead. Patients will be informed of the changes to their appointments either via phone call or text message. 

The Medical Unit asks all patients to call the appointments line on 01530 270933 if they need to make an appointment; alternatively patients can call the enquiries line on 01530 270 667 if they would like to register for online services, where patients are able to book appointments and order prescriptions online.


Before Booking a GP Appointment

NHS Signposting

Before booking an appointment with a GP, ask yourself these three questions:

Can I?

  1. Self-care
  2. Use NHS Choices or similar reputable websites/resources
  3. Seek advice/treatment via a pharmacist

When attempting to book an appointment to see a GP/Nurse Practitioner, you may have our receptionists ask you questions in an attempt to signpost you in the right direction to avoid any unnecessary appointment bookings.

Often patients ask for an appointment with the GP/Nurse Practitioner when sometimes another Health Care Professional or source could deal with the problem more appropriately.

Self Care Campaign

Why are we asking you to buy ‘Over the Counter’ medicines for short term treatment of minor ailments, low dose vitamin D supplements and some infant formulas? Please click here for more information.


Social Prescribing Groups

Social prescribing is a way of linking our patients with groups and sources of support within our community. It provides a non-medical option that can work alongside existing treatments to improve health and well-being. For more information on our groups please click here


Named Accountable GP

All GP practices are required to allocate a named accountable GP for each patient. If you would like to know who your allocated GP is, please ask next time you ring or visit the surgery.

The allocation of a GP does not restrict you to that Doctor or limit access to any of our services.


Post Code Checker

 Enter your post code in the box below to see if your post code is within our practice area:

 

(Site updated 23/09/2021)
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