We are a small suburban surgery based in the village of Mountsorrel. With 2 GPs, 2 practice nurses, a healthcare assistant and an admin team. We work together as a healthcare team and are committed to ensuring that our patients receive a friendly, caring and accessible family health service
We have a diverse patient population each with different healthcare needs, and we aim to provide a service that works for each of you. The main focus of our healthcare team is ensuring the good health and wellbeing of our patients and wherever possible to provide the right individualised care and treatment to maintain a good quality of life.
NEWS HEADLINES FROM CHARNWOOD SURGERY
Please see our 'Latest News' section (on right hand side) for more information.
***** Changes to paracetamol and gluten free prescribing *****
Over 800 people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have had their say on the availability of paracetamol and gluten-free foods on prescription in a survey undertaken by the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the area, in conjunction with Healthwatch Leicestershire.
Following careful consideration of the survey responses, it has been decided that patients in Leicestershire and Rutland who use large quantities of paracetamol (for example for management of chronic pain conditions), will continue to receive paracetamol on prescription. However, patients should purchase paracetamol for use in the short term for self-limiting illnesses.
The CCGs also sought to understand the nature of any impact on people, if changes were introduced to gluten-free prescriptions. Of the people who are currently in receipt of gluten-free foods on prescription, 60% said that they would be affected a lot if gluten-free foods were no longer made available to them on prescription, 15% would be affected a little and 25% did say they wouldn’t be affected.
As a result of the survey, from 1 December, the CCGs will be making changes to the prescribing of gluten free products across Leicestershire and Rutland.
There is more information and leaflets in our 'Latest News' section on the right hand side.
***** Minor Injuries Service *****
We provide a minor injury service here at the surgery for injuries that are not life threatening, for example abrasions, bruises, sprains or minor trauma to hands, limbs or feet. Please see our 'latest news' section of right hand side for more information.
*****Health Education Event *****
Save the date: Wednesday 23rd November 2016.
Following the success of our Health Education Event in Sileby in September, the South Charnwood GP Practices have arranged for another Health Education Event to take place.
A unique health education event for patients of all South Charnwood Practices who have several long term conditions like diabetes, COPD, high blood pressure, asthma, kidney disease etc. See our 'Latest News' section for more information.
*****Flu Vaccination *****
SEASONAL FLU VACCINATION
Patients who are eligible for the influenza vaccination are:-
- anyone aged 65 and over.
- Pregnant women
- Aged 6 months-64 years (inclusive) and defined as at-risk, with a
long term condition e.g. diabetes, COPD, asthma. Please note
that children aged 2-4 who are not considered at -risk will receive
the childhood influenza vaccination.
- Contact reception for more information.
Please contact reception to book for your flu vaccination
The shingles vaccine is available from your GP. If you are aged70-73 or 78-79 you could be eligible for the shingles vaccination. Contact reception for more details.
The shingles vaccine is the best way to protect against this debilitating illness and significantly reduces the incidence of post herpetic neuralgia – persistent nerve pain that can occur at the site of a previous attack of shingles.
***** Repeat Prescriptions *****
Unfortunately, for reasons of medical safety we cannot accept a request for medications by telephone OR via e-mail. Please either order your repeat prescription online, by returning the counterfoil in person or by post, or by request of your pharmacist. If by post please ensure that you enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
This General Practice is research active
Conducting high-quality clinical research helps us to keep improving NHS care by finding out which treatments work best.
In this practice, you might be asked to take part in a clinical research study. Alternatively, ask our staff about clinical studies suitable for you.
Taking part in a clinical research study is voluntary and can be a rewarding experience.
To find local clinical research studies, go to: www.ukctg.nihr.ac.uk
To find out more about clinical research in the East Midlands visit: http://www.crn.nihr.ac.uk/east-midlands
To read about other patients who have benefitted from taking part in clinical research visit: http://www.crn.nihr.ac.uk/can-help/patients-carers-public/patient-stories/
(Site updated 21/11/2016)