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.
Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
- one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
- any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home
Important - These 4 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:
Symptoms and what to do
Do not leave your home if you have either:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
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.
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.
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.
Morning Clinic: Urgent Care
TELEPHONE TRIAGE ONLY
Due to rising concerns regarding the Coronavirus situation; as of Thursday 12th March we will be changing the way we run our Morning Clinics. The Morning Clinic will still be for a new problem that needs dealing on the day, but the appointments will initially be telephone triage appointments.
If a patient needs to be seen then this will be arranged by the clinician making the call.
Appointments for a Morning Clinic telephone appointment can only be made by calling the Medical Unit reception on 01530 270933. We will no longer be making Morning Clinic Appointments at the reception desk and patients will no longer be able to book in at the desk and wait to be seen, whilst these precautions are in place.
These changes are being made to help reduce the number of patients coming to the Medical Unit to help protect both patients and our staff. We want to try and minimise the risk of spreading the infection by asking all patients to use the services as a little as possible or by alternative means by:
- Avoiding going to the Medical Unit where possible
- Encouraging patients to book Telephone Triage Consultations
- Ordering prescriptions Online or via email: email@example.com
You may not be able to enter the surgery if you have any of the following suspected Coronavirus symptoms:
- New Continuous Cough
- High Temperature/Fever
- Shortness of breath
- Or any other flu like symptoms
We are now asking all patients who have these symptoms to remain at home or go home and self-isolate for 7 days minimum. NHS 111 are now asking people to use NHS 111 online for advice or to contact 111 via telephone if they do not have internet access, if their symptoms have not gone after 7 days.
Please do not to come to the Medical Unit if you suspect you have the Coronavirus or have been in contact with someone else who may have contracted the virus.
Wednesday 18th March 2020
We will be closed for staff training on Wednesday 18th March from 1:00pm for the duration of the afternoon.
The Medical Unit will reopen as normal on Thursday 19th March.
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.
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 01/04/2020)