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The surgery will be closed on Monday 7th May & Monday 28th May (Bank Holidays). 

Please call 111 if you need emergency medical attention during this time

If you need medical help while we are closed there are many services in place to treat people who urgently need healthcare, but it isn’t a serious or life threatening emergency.

If you are unsure of the service you need, or need immediate medical advice you should call NHS 111. They can give you advice and if you need to speak directly to a health care professional then they are available on the other end of the phone, whatever the time of day or night.

Walk in services are also available at Loughborough Urgent Care Centre.

If you do need to go to the emergency department, please think about if you can manage to get there using your own transport, or a taxi. Ambulances in the area will always prioritise the most serious cases first, so if your condition is not serious or life threatening and it’s safe to do so, we would recommend seeing if you can get family or friends to help you get to the emergency department. If you’re not sure, ring NHS 111 and they will advise you.

Castle Mead Medical Centre awarded GOOD in all categories  from Care Quality Commissioning please follow link for the report http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-584924244

ARE YOU FED UP WITH PHARMACIES ORDERING MEDICINES YOU DID NOT ORDER!! TAKE BACK CONTROL AND REGISTER FOR ONLINE SERVICES AND ORDER YOUR OWN PRESCRIPTIONS,  THEY CAN BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO THE PHARMACY TO COLLECT

global air travel

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to come to the surgery and collect a Travel Questionnaire to complete and bring/post it back to us at least 8 weeks before you Travel. Once back to us allow 2 weeks for our practice nurse to do a risk assessment on the country and area you are travelling to and document the vaccination requirements you need on your medical records.

Having allowed the 2 weeks for our nurse to do the above it is the patients responsibility to call our receptionists so they can advise you  of the vaccinations and precautions you need to take and book you an appointment with the practice nurse if necessary. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.  Appointments needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work. 

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

 

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

 Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge.  This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday.  To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)

 

 
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