Useful information can be found on common seasonal ailments by clicking on the following links.
Bites and stings
Minor Illnesses leaflet
Other common ailments
Please also see under Minor Illnesses for information on other common health problems
Please find below a link to a 2:18 minute 'You Tube' video about the option of joining a Dementia Research project
Health Visitor Services
Breast feeding support groups
Dec 14 Breast feeding support groups .pdf
Please also click on the links below for other useful information
Useful information leaflets are available below for patients who wish to find out more about cervical smears. These leaflets are also available under the Family Health pages of this website.
Cervical screening general information leaflet
Cervical screening information leaflet for lesbians and bisexuals
Easy guide about cervical screening
Cervical screening-colposcopy leaflet
From 1st January 2014 Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust will be providing sexual health services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland at various locations
For your nearest clinic and opening times visit http://www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk or http://www.staffordshireandstokeontrent.nhs.uk or ring the Freephone number of 0800 318 908
Where do I go for clinical or disease information?
Information is researched from the British Medical Journal and displayed in an easy to understand format.
Attempts to break the language barrier between Doctors and patients regarding disease and illnesses.
QRISK is a new calculator which works out your risk of getting heart disease. It has been developed by doctors and academics working in the UK National Health Service
Information on Healthier Living
BBC - Healthy Living
Simple, accurate advice from the BBC. Helps you to establish the dos & donts of living healthily.
Fast, free independent information from the Men"s Health Forum.
Women’s Health Concern
Women"s Health Concern is a charitable organisation which aims to help educate and support women with their healthcare by providing unbiased, accurate information.
The NHS Constitution was published on 21 January 2009. It was one of a number of recommendations in Lord Darzi’s report ‘High Quality Care for All’ which was published on the 60th anniversary of the NHS and set out a ten-year plan to provide the highest quality of care and service for patients in England
Aiming to personalise healthcare and provide information that will ‘allow patients to make meaningful choices about when and where to receive their treatment.’
NHS Summary Care Record
Please click on the link above to find out more about this new initiative to help to improve the safety and quality of emergency care by enabling access to essential patient related information
Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process
Europe's leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.
largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition
This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it
Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia.
Been Off Work
Tips on evaluating the reliability of online medical information
- Use sites from reputable organisations you have heard of.
- Double check the information by looking for other sources.
- Check there are contact details for any organisation or people responsible for the information not just an email address.
- Look at the advertising - does it seem to unduly influence the site content?
- All articles should quote references that you can look up.
- Watch out for claims about the superiority of any particular treatment over another
- Is this information supplied with a date to make sure it has not been superseded by other research.
- Check the sites confidentiality policy.
- Beware of sites claiming to be the definitive source.
- Beware of sites that criticise others.
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
The original report relating to a Practice inspection which was carried out by the Care Quality Commission, in October 2013 can be viewed below .The CQC carried out a subsequent inspection visit on 23rd April 2014 . Since that follow-up inspection visit the CQC have sent a further report (dated 13th May) which confirms that the Practice fully meets the essential standards which they were focussing on during both inspections. That latest report can also be viewed below
Inspection report in respect of visit in July 2016
Follow-up Inspection report 13th May 2014
Original Inspection report in respect of visit in October 2013
We are continuing to actively promote the 'Choose Better' campaign
to emphasise that Accident & Emergency (A&E) is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Please visit http://www.choosebetter.org.uk/ for further information
NHS 111 service
The NHS 111 service is available to all our patients. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones-just dial 111. This service :
· Replaces the old out of hours phone number. You should dial 111 if you need medical advice when the surgery is closed
· Replaces NHS Direct. You should dial 111 if you need health information or advice
· Helps you access the correct local urgent health care service if you need urgent care, at any time
You can call NHS 111 when you need medical help fast but it is not a 999 emergency. When you call NHS 111, a trained advisesr will ask you questions to find out what is wrong, give you medical advice and direct you to someone who can help you, like an out of hours doctor or a community nurse.
NHS 111 uses Type Talk for people who are hard of hearing and has interpreters available for callers who do not speak English
You can call NHS 111 from anywhere in England
Pharmacy First scheme for common minor ailments
Please read the leaflet below which explains about a very useful service which is offered locally by certain pharmacies. This service has been in existence for quite a while but we are currently promoting it so that patients are aware that often their local pharmacy can give advice and treatments for common minor ailments without the person concerned having to be seen by their GP.
Pharmacy First leaflet
Further information about minor illness and ailments can also be found on the 'minor illness' section which is accessible from the home page of our website