Measham Medical Unit
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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.
Measham Medical Unit is asking all patients who have face to face appointments with any clinicians at the Medical Unit or anyone that needs to enter the building, to please bring their own face mask to wear whilst in the building.
Guidance Note for Patients Requesting Face Covering Exemption Letters
We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government's recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings.
GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask.
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Local Medical Committee has therefore prepared this guidance note as the statutory body that advises and supports all GPs and practice teams across both counties.
The government guidance on exemptions suggests there is not requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.
The responsibility for issuing exemptions lies with the transport provider not your GP. Similarly, practice are under no obligation to provide letters of support for anyone who does not fall under the list of exemptions but considers them to have another reason to be exempted.
Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here:
Some people don't have to wear a face covering including for health, age or equality reasons. Some transport staff may not wear a face covering if it is not required for their job.
We hope that this guidance provides some reassurance for you on this issue.
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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.
Daily Meetings - Coronavirus
Please be advised that the practice is undertaking daily meetings to keep all staff updated, on a day to day basis regarding the Coronavirus.
You may not be able to access the Medical Unit or contact the practice via telephone when we are having our daily meetings between 8:15am - 8:30am and between 3:00pm - 3:15pm to discuss any updates regarding the Coronavirus. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience in these difficult times.
NHS Coronavirus Advice
Do your part to help the NHS. Just because the lock down rules are easing it doesn't mean you should stop social distancing.
To stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), you should avoid close contact with anyone you do not live with.
It's very important to do what you can to reduce the risk of you and other people getting ill with coronavirus.
You can spread the virus even if you do not have symptoms.
For further information on what you can do and what you can't do:
NHS Social Distancing Guidance
NHS Social Distancing and Changes to Everyday Life Advice
What is self-isolation?
Self-isolation is when you stay at home because you have or might have coronavirus (COVID-19).
This helps stop the virus spreading to other people.
Self-isolation is different to:
- social distancing – general advice for everyone to avoid close contact with other people
- shielding – advice for people at high risk to stay at home to avoid getting the virus
When to self-isolate
- you have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
- you're waiting for a coronavirus test result
- you've tested positive for coronavirus – this means you have coronavirus
- you live with someone who has symptoms, is waiting for a test result or has tested positive
- someone in your support bubble has symptoms, is waiting for a test result or has tested positive
For further information:
NHS Self-Isolation Advice
Access to the Medical Unit - Coronavirus
Due to the current situation regarding the Coronavirus outbreak; 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 or use our online services if they want to book an appointment, 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.
We Have Extended Our Boundaries
In order to allow patients increased choice of GP Surgery access; we have extended our boundaries to accept patients from Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Blackfordby, Moira and some parts of Overseal.
This is with the agreement and to support a neighbouring practice.
Enhanced Summary Care Records
If you are registered with a GP practice in England you will have a Summary Care Record and therefore will be able to sign up to an Enhanced Summary Care Record, unless you have previously chosen to opt out.
This can include details of illnesses and health problems, past operations and vaccinations, treatment preferences, information about the kind of support needed, and who should be contacted if more information is required.
Staff in hospitals do not routinely have access to individual’s GP medical records. By consenting to an Enhanced Summary Care Record we can all help hospital staff treat us more quickly and effectively. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete the form but it could end up saving your life.
Please encourage your family and friends to sign up too. You can download the consent form here and then return the completed form to the Medical Unit reception.
This can help the staff involved in your care make better and safer decisions about how best to treat you.
Before Booking a GP Appointment
Before booking an appointment with a GP, ask yourself these three questions:
- Use NHS Choices or similar reputable websites/resources
- 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.
Extended Access Appointments
You can now see a GP or other Healthcare professionals during:
- Weekday Mornings: 7.00am – 8.30am
- Weekday Evenings: 18.00pm – 22.00pm
- Saturdays & Sundays: 10.00am – 16.00pm
To book an appointment, please call the Medical Unit on 01530 270 667. You may be able to get an appointment on the same day if required.
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.
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(Site updated 17/07/2020)