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Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Get a test to check if you have coronavirus on GOV.UK
Book a coronavirus vaccination if you have been invited
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you or your child has them.
Testing and tracing
Get a test to check if you have coronavirus, understand your test result and find out what to do if you're contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
Self-isolation and treating symptoms
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Book your coronavirus vaccination, read about the vaccine and understand what will happen on the day of your appointment.
People at high risk
Long-term effects (long COVID)
Find out about the long-term effects coronavirus can sometimes have and what help is available.
Social distancing and changes to everyday life
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services.
Take part in research
Find out about health research studies and how you may be able to take part.
Gov.UK: National lockdown in England
Information about restrictions and tiers in your area.
Ibstock SurgeryTel: 01530 263467
Barlestone SurgeryTel: 01455 299920
What To Expect When You Are Referred To A Specialist
Essential Information for Midwife
Please email this form to email@example.com once completed.
If you have been diagnosed with Pre-diabetes or "borderline diabetes", we can refer you to a local course called the "Diabetes Prevention Programme". This course aims to help you manage your pre-diabetes and reduce the risk of it progressing to diabetes.
For more information on this local course, see the information leaflet here
Ear Wax Removal Self Help Guide
Summary of Clinical Evidence Against Ear Syringing
Ankle Sprain Exercise PIL
Back Pain Exercise PIL
Carpal Tunnel Exercise PIL
Elbow Exercise PIL
Foot Pain Exercise PIL
Hip Exercise PIL
Knee Pain Exercise PIL
Neck Pain Exercise PIL
Plantar Fasciitis Exercise PIL
Shoulder Exercise PIL
Tennis Elbow Exercise PIL
Trochanteric Bursitis PIL
Please follow the link below for really useful advice for parents during Coronavirus and which symptoms to look out for and the most appropriate place to get help.
Advice for parents during coronavirus
If you have any concerns regarding Coronavirus, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/uknd86q.
This website explains general advice including:
If you have any signs of coronavirus you should have a test as soon as you can. For more information on how to access a test click here.
Have you been shielding or self-isolating? Are you returning to work?
Please be aware that we will not be providing letters or fit notes for employers who are asking for GPs to confirm that it is safe for someone to return to work.Employers must carry out their own risk assessments and, if needed, occupational health assessments on their employees who have been off work during the Covid-19 shielding period.Only after these have been carried out can the employer and employee make the decision that is it safe for a return to work. This is not a GPs decision.More information can be found here: https://www.acas.org.uk/working-safely-coronavirus/returning-to-the-workplace
Unfortunately we're unable to provide letters as evidence that you can't wear a facemask. However if you go to the Hidden Disabilities website you can purchase a card to show that you are Face covering exempt.
Please follow this link to the site:
Coronavirus - Asthma Rescue Pack Information
If you're unable to get to the shops at the moment the following local companies can deliver to you:
Haydons – Fresh fruit, veg, bread, cold meats and most household sundries. Delivery available. Order by phone. Tel: 01530 260 416.
Sunnyside Garden Centre – non-contact delivery available. Order by phone. Tel: 01530 263 418BCG Fresh Produce box (fruit, veg, milk) for £25 delivered in a 15m radius of Coalville. Order by phone Tel: 07929 622 028
Inghams at Gnarley Farm. Meat, bread, potatoes, eggs. Free local delivery. Order by phone. Tel: 01455 292 031
British Food Box. Bread, milk, cheese, butter, eggs, yogurt, meat pies and veg. Delivery available within 10 mile of Lodge Farm, Snarestone, DE12 7DA. 07871 808 392.
The purpose of this product is to combat the spread of misinformation propagated through WhatsApp on an Official Government channel. To use the service, members of the public simply add +44 7860 064422 to their contacts and send a WhatsApp message saying “Hi”. Please promote this service through your channels.
We will not be giving out hearing aid batteries at this time to save patients coming to the surgery and so saving them from making unnecessary journeys. Instead please contact the Hearing Services team directly on 0116 258 6230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will arrange for some to be posted directly to the patients home address. This will continue until further notice.
Need an isolation note for your employer?
You do not need to get a note from a GP.
Please use the online 111 service: https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
Please follow the link below to the governments Frequently Asked Questions document.
Background and FAQs for patients
This is a link to the Government's website to help you with information about:
This is a document published by the government which summarises all the help available to to Sheilding patients (and a little bit for other people too).
Shielded patients information
In addition for Barlestone dispensing patients who are in the at-risk group and required to shield for 12 weeks we are providing a medicines delivery service. If you are a patient in this group and have no other means of getting your medication please call us so we can provide you with home delivery.
Here is a useful fact sheet to help you explain all about Coronavirus to young children.
Childrens Coronavirus Fact Sheet
The new mental health Central Access Point (CAP) phone service
24 hour NHS Phone Support for all urgent mental health needs
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust has launched a dedicated phone line so that people of all ages in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can access urgent NHS mental health support directly.
The 0116 295 3060 service is for people of all ages – including existing and previous service users and people who have never used mental health services before.
Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19)
This link takes you to government advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak. There is also a link to children's and young people's mental health from this page.
Please see the following posters and leaflets for lots of help, ideas and places to contact.
Mental Health Support Poster
Mental Health Support Leaflet
Mental Wellbeing Poster
Please see the following Leaflets and Posters for lots of help and support. If you're a teenager looking for support there are services specially for you, as well as some for families and children.
Guide to Support for Young People in Leicestershire This has lots of different places you can access health and support specially for Teenagers.
Mental Health Support Information for Children, Young People and Families during Covid-19
Poster with lots of Sources of Mental Health Support for Children, Young People and Families
There is a new app available to download on your smart device (phone or tablet) to help you manage aches and pains. It covers four areas of the body: back, neck, upper limb and lower limb. In each area there are videos showing useful exercises you can do anywhere. Search on your app store for Musculoskeletal MSK Self-Care. The icon has the NHS logo and MSK beneath it in blue.
This link will show you what the app looks like in the Apple store (although it is available for android phones and tablets too):
If you need dental help please don't ring the surgery, please call your own dentist and they will advise you what to do. If you don't have a regular dentist please see the poster below for what to do.
Please see this poster for more information about getting dental help during the Covid-19 outbreak.
We confirm we have complied with the government's guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19: Click here for more information
Hospice Hope are currently operating a tablet loan scheme for vulnerable adults and their carers. They loan out the tablets and arrange for Internet connectivity and training as and when necessary. The service is completely free. The aim is to help reduce the isolation of such people by allowing them to access not just their family and friends online but also nearly all other internet services including those of the NHS and GP practices.
For more details see below or follow this link:
This patient information pack is to help patient's recover and manage their symptoms following COVID-19.
Please fill in our Change of Personal/Contact Details form if you're moving house (within our practice area) or changing your mobile number or name. Please return the form to us via email: email@example.com or drop it into our letterbox at either surgery.
If you're moving and wish to check if you're still in our area please click here. This will take you to the map of our practice area and the postcode checker.
Change of Personal/Contact Details Form:Change of Personal/Contact Details Form
Our 7 day blood pressure recording form can be found here.
If you would like a third party such as a family member or carer to be able to discuss any medical matters relating to you, please download the form here.
You can complete and download the questionnaire electronically here and return to us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Or alternatively print off a paper copy here. You can then send it to us via email (email@example.com), post or pop it in to us at the surgery.
Consent Form - Nexplanon Insertion
Consent Form - Nexplanon Removal
Consent to Discuss Medical Matters with a Third Party
Consent for Steroid Injections during the COVID-19 Pandemic Period
Please see Map of Measham Leisure Centre for the location and postcode of Measham Leisure centre which is our local vaccination hub.
The following companies have kindly offered to give free transport for patients to take them to Measham Leisure Centre:
CK Cars 01530 542123 or 07738 877712
ADT – 01530 448448
Coalville Yellow Cabs 01530 833800
Although the government has announced on Monday 18th January that priority groups 3 and 4 will now be called for vaccination, which is those aged 70+ and clinically extremely vulnerable, we have not finished calling our 80+ patients and so won't be calling patients aged 70 and above until we have invited all the 80+ patients. We will let you know as soon as we are able to start calling the 70+ and extremely clinically vulnerable groups.
▪️ We are now contacting patients aged 80 and above for the COVID-19 vaccination
▪️ We will contact these patients; please do not call us.
▪️ We are inviting patients according to the guidance and groupings laid down by the government, staring with those patients aged 80+.
▪️ For more information on when you may be called, please follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-care-home-and-healthcare-settings-posters/covid-19-vaccination-first-phase-priority-groups
▪️ Please note, these vaccinations will not be carried out at the practice at present, they are taking place at the local vaccination hub at Measham Leisure Centre.
If you are over 80 and have received a letter from the NHS inviting you to book a Covid vaccination online or by calling 119, please do not call us about this.
You are welcome to book your vaccination this way but it is likely you will have to travel some distance. You will also need to return to the same site for your second vaccination.
If you prefer to have your vaccination locally, please wait for us to call you. Please do not call us. We are working our way through our 80 and above patients calling them in and you will get a call very soon.