The Burbage SurgeryTel: 01455 634879
Wolvey Surgery Tel: 01455 221331
Sapcote SurgeryTel: 01455 634879
Sharnford SurgeryTel: 01455 634879
NOTICE TO PATIENTS
THERE IS NO CAR PARKING ON SITE AT BURBAGE SURGERY DUE TO THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT. ALTERNATIVE PARKING IS AVAILABLE ON THE CAR PARK OFF FEATHERSTONE DRIVE.
PLEASE AVOID PARKING NEAR TO THE ENTRANCE TO THE SURGERY AS THIS IS HAZARDOUS
PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR ANY DISRUPTION OR INCONVENIENCE CAUSED TO PATIENTS DURING THE DEVELOPMENT
Clinical trials of new medicines are often a way of offering patients brand new, not yet available treatments for different conditions. They are an essential way of testing the effectiveness of new medicines under close supervision. These new medicines will have been under development for several years and already tried by hundreds if not thousands of patients in earlier trials, so will be proven to be safe and effective,
All of our trials are fully ethically approved, adhere to strict guidelines and are purely voluntary on the patients’ part.
We are currently looking for volunteers to take part in a Type 2 Diabetes study for patients who also have a history of cardiovascular disease and also a study for female patients who have recurrent urine infections.
For more details or an informal chat about any of our important research studies, please contact Mick Walker, Study Co-ordinator, at the main surgery (tel 01455 634879, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our practice nurses, together with our doctors, run our Health Promotion Clinics. Appointments can be made for any of these at reception.
Sister Sanghera runs weekly asthma and COPD clinics. We advise all our asthmatic patients to visit this clinic at least annually for monitoring of medication, assessment of the disease and to ensure correct use of inhalers. The surgery will offer all asthma and COPD patients an annual check.
Sister Hedworth runs weekly Diabetic Clinics. All diabetic patients are advised to attend this clinic at least annually in order that the disease may be monitored. The practice will also arrange for diabetic patients to undergo retinal screening and foot checks. The surgery will offer all diabetic patients an annual check.
Coronary Heart Disease
We run weekly Vascular Clinics that focus on patients with high cholesterol, hypertension and history of angina/heart disease. Losing weight and giving up smoking are also addressed under CHD. The surgery will offer all coronary heart disease patients an annual check.
Run by the midwife on Wednesday afternoons from 13:00.
Well Baby Clinics
These are run by our Health Visitor and are held at the Hinckley East Childrens Centre, Granville Road, Hinckley on a Wednesday Afternoon by appointment only. An appointment may be made by telephoning 01455 441980. Babies are normally weighed and monitored by the health visitors who will also give advice as and when required.
Child Health Surveillance
These are offered on a weekly basis and clinics are run by Dr Turner, Dr Ruth Turner and Dr Thomason. Child health surveillance is sometimes combined with childhood immunisation and mum's post natal checks.
.This surgery has facilities to perform minor surgery at the discretion of the relevant doctor. Dr Turner and Dr Thomason perform minor surgery and patients must see them in routine surgery before a minor operation can be arranged.
Cryotherapy clinics are run regularly by Dr W M Turner
This is not run as a fixed clinic. The practice nurse arranges repeat oral contraception checks and prescriptions. Coil fittings are available with Dr McManus. Patients requiring contraceptive services for the first time must see a doctor.
These clinics are also run by the practice nurses under guidance by Dr Ruth Turner. Patients who would rather have a doctor are free to do so, as long as they make their request clear when making the appointment. Current medical opinion is that all women over 45 years should have a smear every 5 years and all (sexually active) women under 45, every 3 years. Your doctor will inform you if there are any variations from these guidelines.
Travel vaccinations are available here on the NHS with the exception of Yellow Fever and Rabies for which there will be a charge. We can provide most vaccinations required for worldwide travel. Also available are vaccination certificates advice on travelling, information booklets etc. The practice nurse provides this service.
Our immunisation nurse carries out routine childhood immunisations on Tuesday afternoons This includes rubella for the 13 year olds and tetanus/polio boosters for the 15 year olds. Anyone over the age of 16 requiring tetanus, polio, hepatitis B etc. must make an appointment with the practice nurse in a routine nursing session.
Regular clinics are held for this service every year from October to the end of January, posters and leaflets advertising this service will appear at the appropriate time in the surgery. This service is usually limited to people who are over the age of 65, or have a heart, diabetic or lung condition. This service is also available to transplant and immuno-suppressed patients.
We respectfully ask patients who do not fall within these categories, not to request this service until we have immunised all those at highest risk, as supplies of this vaccine are often limited. The effectiveness of this vaccine varies with the individual. The influenza vaccine can give flu like symptoms for 24 hours after vaccination.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
We respectfully ask patients requiring this service to leave full instructions as to the completion of the form and whether they will be collecting it or prefer for it to be posted on completion. The doctors provide this service privately and there will be a fee charged for each service provided. We cannot guarantee a time for form completion, as this has to be fitted in with their usual duties. Patients requiring their completed forms posted to the relevant address must ensure that their form is accompanied by a stamped addressed envelope. Forms not having an envelope will be left at reception for the patient to collect.
Flu Clinic Dates
Open Flu clinics have now finished for the current flu season
If you would like a vaccination, please contact reception and ask to make an appointment for a flu vaccination with our Practice Nurse. If you require vaccination but are unable to get into the surgery, please inform the Receptionist who will arrange for our nurse to visit you at home.
The Sound Doctor is a website developed to help you understand your condition better so you can take control, cope well at home and get the most out of life. Each condition covered on the website consists of about sxity short films featuring key practical advice from some of the country's leading experts.
Conditions available include Diabetes, COPD and Back Pain. More conditions will be updated shortly so please keep checking to see if there is something else that may be of interest.
The Sound Doctor contains useful tips from patients as well as doctors, consultants, nurses and other healthcare professionals. There is also a chatroom where you can share stories and pass on advice of your own to other people. The aim is to keep you well and out of hospital, help you cope well at home and give you the confidence to take control and get as much as you can out of life.
How to get started:
1. email them at email@example.com with the name of your GP and the Practice and the conditions you would like to access.
2. They will get back to you with a link to click on that should take you to www.thesounddoctor.org login page
3. Fill in user name and make up a password.
If you don't have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone at home you can go to your local library and use a computer there.
The NHS in Leicestershire and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.
Call 111 now if you've been:
• to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
• to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
• to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
• in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus
Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Further information is available on nhs.uk.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan or Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on nhs.uk.
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