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.
To improve the health, well-being and lives of our patients by providing high quality care in a traditional family GP practice.
NEWS HEADLINES FROM CHARNWOOD SURGERY
Please see our 'Latest News' section (on right hand side) for more information.
***** Practice Nurse Update *****
We are sad to have to say that our Practice Nurse Marie Southam will be retiring from our practice at the end of February 2017. Marie has been with us for two years and has worked well with patients, GPs and practice staff.
We have a new Practice Nurse joining us in April 2017.
*****Practice Closure *****
Please note that on the 6th March the surgery will be closed from 11.45 a.m. and reopen at 3 p.m. in the afternoon. All practice staff, GPs and members of our Patient Participation Group will be meeting with the West Leicestershire CCG for our practice appraisal. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
***** Patients who do not attend their appointment *****
In the month of January 2017 97% of patients attended their appointment.
In January 2017 there were a total of 16 patients who did not attend or cancel their appointment. This resulted in a total of 4.5 hours of clinical time that was wasted.
It is easy to cancel or re-arrange your appointment by either calling 01162375089 or register to use online services to make and cancel appointments and/or order repeat medication.
*****Paracetamol changes and self care *****
Following careful consideration by West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) of the responses to their recent survey, 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 CCG have produced a short video with help and advice for self-limiting minor conditions. See the Latest News section on the right hand margin.
***** 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.
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
For more information click onto the tab 'Research Practice' on right hand side.
(Site updated 22/02/2017)