Welcome to Charnwood Surgery
We are a small suburban surgery based in the village of Mountsorrel. With 2 GPs, 1 practice nurse, 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 for more information
*****Extended Access appointments*****
We are increasing the number of appointments available for you to see a GP in the early mornings, evenings or at weekends across West Leicestershire. See
West Leicestershire CCG - latest news
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.
***** Summary Care Record *****
If you live in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland you can sign up to an enhanced summary care record.
Staff in hospitals, ambulance crews, NHS 111, out-of-hours and social care services do not routinely have access to individual’s GP medical records. By consenting to an Enhanced Summary Care Record we can all help health and care staff to treat us more quickly and effectively, enabling them to make better and safer decisions.
You will already have a core Summary Care Record, but by spending a couple of minutes to complete the consent form to enhance your records you could end up saving your life.
The record 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.
Please encourage your family and friends to sign up too. You can download the consent form https://www.westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk/your-health-and-services/your-health-records-and-data and then return the completed form to your GP practice reception. Or next time you are talking to someone at your practice why not give your consent verbally?
This information will be managed securely in line with the NHS Care Records Guarantee. The Record will only be accessed by health and care staff if consent is provided by the patient, unless they are unconscious or unable to communicate and they believe that accessing the record is in the patient’s best interest.
***** Flu Clinics *****
Saturday 6th & 20th October clinic dates
This year NHS England has recommended one of two types of flu vaccinations depending on which age group you are in.
For adults aged 18 to under 65 in clinical at-risk groups are offered the quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) which protects against four strains of flu and most effective for this age group.
For adults aged 65 and over in a clinical at-risk group that the adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine (aTIV) be made available. This is the most effective vaccine currently available for this group.
Please call reception on 0116 237 5089 to book for you flu vaccination or for further information.
***** Diabetic Eye Screening *****
An important part of your diabetes care is a yearly examination of your eyes, using digital photography, to look for any diabetes related changes or problems. It is now time for your eyes to be examined and photographed.
The Screeners will be here at Charnwood Surgery on Friday 19 October 2018, Friday 26 October 2018 and Friday 2 November 2018.
Patients will be sent a letter when you are due for screening. If you have any queries call 0116 258 3150.
There is still an ongoing fault with our telephone lines and we are doing everything possible to get the fault corrected.
We wish to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but ask that you please be patient for a short while further. In the meantime you could always use our online facilities to either book an appointment, request a repeat prescription or view your summary record. If you have not already requested your login details and wish to use our online services then please contact reception for more information or find further information on our website (right hand side).
*****Shingles Vaccination *****
Are you eligible for a shingles vaccination?
Shingles can be very painful and tends to affect people more commonly as they get older. And the older you are, the worse it can be. For some, the pain caused by shingles can last for many years.
Please see the News section (top of page) for more information and the shingles calculator.
*****Sexual Health Testing Kits *****
Online Self Testing Kits
A free online testing kit to test for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV and Syphilis is now available for those over 25 via our website. If aged 24 and under there is a kit to order online to test for Chlamydia. Kits are sent in a discreet, small ‘postbox’ sized box with everything you need to complete and return the kit to us. To recommend this service to someone please direct them to this link:
***** 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.
(Site updated 01/10/2018)