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.
Happy New Year!
We now have our Flu Vaccines available for all patients over the age of 65.
If you're 65 years old or over and you missed the Flu Clinic, please feel free to book an appointment for your Flu Vaccination. Alternatively you can come down any morning; Monday - Thursday between 8:00am & 10:30am and have your flu jab from one of the nurses.
We have now got the Flu Vaccine for patients eligible under the age of 65 years old.
If you are eligible and would like to have the vaccination then please feel free to book an appointment for your Flu Vaccination. Alternatively you can come down any morning; Monday - Thursday between 8:00am & 10:30am and have your flu jab from one of the nurses.
If you are unsure of your eligibility or would like further information regarding the vaccine, then please click on the link below:
NHS Flu Vaccine Eligible Criteria and Information
Changes to Repeat Prescription Ordering
What is changing?
The way prescriptions are ordered is changing. From 30th June 2019 you will have to order your repeat prescriptions directly through your GP practice, and not through high street or internet pharmacy or appliance contractor.
What is not changing?
If you already order repeat prescriptions directly through your GP practice this will not affect you. When you order your repeat prescription directly through your GP practice, your pharmacy will continue to collect or receive as before. Pharmacies may also continue to deliver your prescription as before if they offer this service.
How to order your prescription:
- Alternatively, you can drop off or post the tick slip, which is the right-hand side of your prescription which lists your current repeat medication. Tick only the medication you require and hand this in or post it to your GP practice. If you don’t have your slip please put your request in writing listing the medications you require along with your name, date of birth and a contact number.
For more information visit West Leicestershire CCG
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.
Welcome Dr Dawes
We would like to give Dr Dawes a warm welcome. He has now joined us on a permanent basis and will be working at the Medical Unit on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Dispensary Saturday Closure
Saturday 9th February 2019 will be the last day the Dispensary is open on a weekend.
It will no longer be open on a Saturday morning from thereafter.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Our weekdays opening hours are:
Monday - 8.30am – 6.00pm
Tuesday - 8.30am – 6.00pm
Wednesday - 8.00am – 6.00pm
Thursday - 8.30am – 6.00pm
Friday - 8.30am – 6.00pm
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 17/01/2020)