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URGENT CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

CHANGE TO OUR NORMAL PROCESSES

DUE TO GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES ON COVID-19, PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE PRACTICE IS NO LONGER MAKING PRE-BOOKABLE ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS.

IF YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO BE SEEN, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE. INSTEAD, CALL US AND YOUR SYMPTOMS WILL BE TRIAGED.

AN APPOINTMENT WILL THEN EITHER BE MADE FOR YOU OR YOU WILL RECEIVE A TELEPHONE CALL FROM A CLINICIAN.

WE ALSO ADVISE THAT THERE WILL BE NO FACE-TO-FACE RECEPTION SERVICE AT THE PRACTICE. IF YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM, PLEASE TELEPHONE THE PRACTICE.

PRESCRIPTIONS WILL BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO YOUR NOMINATED PHARMACY OR WILL BE COLLECTED BY YOUR LOCAL PHARMACY.

OUR PRIORITY IS TO PROTECT OUR PATIENTS AND STAFF AND WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE IN THIS MATTER.

Due to stock shortages please bring your own hand sanitiser when coming to the surgery if possible.

If you have a spare stock of hand sanitiser that you could provide the surgery with it would be gratefully received. Thank you

 

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for if you have either:

  •     a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  •     a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.


The latest information on symptoms of coronavirus can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/


Rescue Medication

Despite recent media discussion on Facebook etc. guidance states that there is no need for asthmatics to have Rescue medication packs. The only group of patients requiring these is patients who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with a breathless scale of 3 or greater.  GPs at this time WILL NOT are issuing anyone outside of this group with rescue pack medication.

Further information can be found at:

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/ 

https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/coronavirus/people-living-with-lung-condition

 

Mental Wellbeing

Every Mind Matters has now released expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It also includes guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak.


Please visit: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

 

Welcome to Northfield Medical Centre

Welcome to the Northfield Medical Centre website.  We serve the area of Leicestershire with a population of over 11500 patients. 

Northfield Medical Centre has modern facilities, disabled facilities and car parking.

Mission Statement

Northfield Medical Centre aspires to offer high quality holistic care to all our patients, involving them in the decisions that affect their health. We believe that the best possible care can be offered by working closely with all providers, both in the community and within the hospital setting. 

As a training/teaching practice, we strive to provide excellent training for the GP's of tomorrow, helping them to understand that General Practice can offer so much.

We hope you find our website informative and helpful.  If you would like to get in touch with feedback about the website, please visit the contact section for ways of getting in touch.

Access & Facilities

At Northfield Medical Centre reserved parking spaces for the disabled are marked near the front door and there is wheelchair access to the building at the front entrance.

Patient services are provided at ground floor level and a disabled patients' WC is provided near the front entrance. If access proves difficult to any of our patients we would be happy to consider any suggestions for improvement.

(Site updated 31/03/2020)
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