Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These 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 staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
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.
Important - Call 111 for advice if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.
Ibstock SurgeryTel: 01530 263467
Barlestone SurgeryTel: 01455 299920
During this uncertain time we have put in the following measures and ask you follow these instructions to try and keep the surgery as safe as we possibly can.
❌ Please DO NOT come to the surgery unless you have been asked to attend.
💊 If you require a prescription and have access to the internet, please request your prescription via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), SystmOnline or the NHSapp. If you, or someone you know does not have internet access we have an external letterbox to the front of the building (to the left of the front door). Alternatively we can take your request over the telephone. Please remember to include your name and date of birth on any written request.
☎️📞📱All doctor and nurse appointments where possible will be conducted via telephone call. It would be helpful during this time for our patients to purchase: ❤️ A home blood pressure machine (these are around £15) ⚖️ A set of weighing scales
☎️📞📱Please only contact the surgery via telephone during this time if it is urgent as we are receiving a large increase in telephone calls to the surgery. Where possible please contact us by email
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patients for your continued support and cooperation during this time.
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Below is a list of our services, this list changes from time to time so please contact reception if you need any specific information.
The Antenatal Clinics are run by Midwives and are held on Mondays & Thursdays. If you are pregnant please ‘phone reception and they will book you in to see the doctor. After this your appointments will all be with the midwife.
Your baby will receive a 6 week check with one of our doctors.
These clinics are held on Tuesday afternoons from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm. Appointments are sent out by post by the Child Health Service in Leicester. If you struggle to make these times please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you elsewhere.
We have several Practice Therapists who visit our surgery each week. Appointments with them are given after referral by our doctors.
Some of our doctors undertake minor surgery procedures such as specialist joint injections or mole removal. The doctor will discuss any of these procedures with you and then refer you into one of our clinics if required.
For the treatment and removal of warts and some moles – these clinics are held in the afternoons periodically throughout the month. You must be referred by a doctor to one of these clinics. We do not routinely treat verrucae in this clinic as over the counter treatments have been proven to be just as effective and so we recommend patients use these.
By long term conditions we mean Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease, COPD (a condition similar to Asthma affecting the lungs) and patients who’re living with the after effects of strokes.
These clinics are run by the Practice Nurses. We will write to you approximately once a year when your review is due. We are starting to bring these reviews in line with your month of birth. If you have more than one condition we will try and book them all at the same time, but please mention this when booking to help our receptionists. For many conditions a blood test is needed and this should be done at least 2 weeks prior to your clinic review. This allows time for the results to come back and these will be given to you by the nurse at the review.
These are available to all patients aged between 40 and 75 every 5 years. They start with a blood test followed by a telephone appointment to discuss your blood test results and your lifestyle and diet. The nurse will then give you advice about your future likelihood of getting heart disease or diabetes.
All ladies between the ages of 25 to 45 are advised to have three-yearly smears. Over 45’s are advised to have one every five years. You will be sent an invite by the health authority and should not ask for a smear unless you have had an invite. Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse for your smear.
All our Practice Nurses and Doctors can give advice. We fit long acting contraceptives such as the coil and the implant here at the surgery as well as doing contraceptive injections and prescribing the contraceptive pill.
We have doctors who can fit the coil and the implant. You will need to have a discussion with the GP prior to booking into a clinic for this. We undertake emergency coil fits as well as routine ones.
Our Practice Nurses can give advice and vaccinations for patients travelling abroad.
Please complete one of our forms which you can obtain from reception. Your form will be reviewed and then we will telephone you to advise if you need an appointment for travel vaccinations.
Some services may involve information sharing with other agencies. This will only happen in line with the Data Protection law.
Please call after 11am to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your call after that time.
Most test results come back within 3 to 5 days but a few take significantly longer. When you have your test you should be told how long it is likely to be before the results come back.
Due to the large number of tests we undertake, we ask patients to call for their results as we don't have sufficient staff to contact everybody individually. When you do call us the reception team can tell you if the doctor has commented that your results are normal or if you need to speak further with the doctor. They are not allowed to give any other information.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
Most of the services we offer are free under the NHS, however we are more than happy to accommodate non NHS work such as life assurance medicals, fitness to undertake sports, pre-employment medicals, HGV medicals, DVLA forms and insurance forms.
As these services are not covered by the NHS funding we have a tarrif of charges for them. The fee will reflect both the doctor's time to carry out the service and the cost of nursing or secretarial support, stationery and consumables.
These services can be arranged by appointment. The reception staff will inform you of the charge.
The dates for 2018 will be published here when available.
You will receive a letter direct from the central Retinal Screening department to advise you of the date and time of your appointment.
We are now booking for the 2019 Saturday flu clinics, please contact reception if you would like to book a flu vaccination.
Please see the list of patients eligible for flu vaccinations:
Flu vaccination criteria
The practice has become an official parkrun practice. This means we want to encourage doctors, staff and patients to join a parkrun.
Come to parkrun if you want to:
You can walk, run, volunteer, take your dog, take your baby in a buggy but what's really important is that you join in and enjoy being outdoors with lots of other people. This can help you feel great and benefit from all the health benefits of doing exercise.
The nearest parkrun is at Conkers in Moira every Saturday morning at 9am and it's free. Hundreds of people join in and so it's quite a sight! There are lots of other parkruns too but see their website for more info.
If you'd like to speak to somebody in the practice who's done a parkrun please ask at reception. There are a few who do one regularly and several others who've done at least one.
Also see this parkrun guide for more information.
Taking part is easy,
Register once at
Print your barcode and just turn up.
What is a veteran?
A veteran is anyone who has served for at least one day in the Armed Forces, whether regular or reserve. It means the same as ‘ex service personnel’ or ‘ex-forces’, although not all veterans know, choose or want to associate with the term ‘veteran’. This is particularly the case amongst younger veterans who often refer to themselves as ‘ex-forces’, due to the common belief that a veteran is someone who fought in the First / Second World War.
How can we help veterans?
Whilst many aspects of the health needs of veterans are the same as for the general public, there are sometimes significant differences, particularly in relation to conditions attributable to service life and the impact upon families. These differences can be reflected in the way in which healthcare is delivered, the range and types of some specific services provided and the long-term impact upon patients and families. If you need some help with your health arising from being a veteran please let reception know this. The lead doctor for veterans is Dr Houghton.
Please let us know if you're a veteran
We need to know which of our patients are military veterans. Recently we have asked this question on our registration paperwork but we are sure there are many of our patients who are veterans that we don’t know about. If you are a veteran please let us know by contacting reception and telling us which of the forces you were in and we will code this on your patient record. Or you can email us with these details to Ibstock.email@example.com but please add in your name, address and date of birth so we can identify your record on our system.
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