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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 https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-584924244

Latest News

**The surgery will be closed on Wed 10th Nov from 1:00pm.  We will re-open on Thurs 11th Nov at 8:00am.  In an emergency between 1:00 & 6:30pm please call:  0116 2950099.  After 6:30pm please call 111**

**We still have some influenza vaccines available at our main site a clinic is running on 10th November please ring 01455 637659 for an appointment if you are 50 and above**

**Please book your COVID booster appointment with reception if you have had your 2nd vaccine at least 6 months ago we are booking for December now. If you are reaching the 9 months stage you will need to ring the national booking office 119 or book on line https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

there are many local alternative venues in the area.**

**FACE COVERINGS 

We would like to commit to our continued efforts to safeguard our staff and patients and will ask for the continued use of masks in all environments at the Practice, including the waiting room, reception, clinical spaces and administrative spaces. Thank you in advance for your co-operation over this matter.**

**On 1st July 2021 NHS Digital will be undertaking a data extraction from our system for planning and research purposes. Please read the information on the following  link to make an informed decision as to whether you want to opt out of this extract, followed by Patient Opt out form which needs returning to us before 21st June. Data Extract for planning information, Patient OPT out Form **

***We will no longer take any requests for prescriptions over the telephone.  Prescriptions can be ordered by dropping into the surgery  prescription box, by post or online only***

 ***Enquiring about COVID vaccination certification. We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice. Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions

The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

** Dail A Ride are happy to facilitate patients who may need to travel for their COVID Vaccinations and do not have transport please ring their number 01455 250462 to enquire**

** Please do not book an appointment or attend the GP Practice if: You think you might have coronavirus or in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with high risk of coronavirus or you've been in contacts with someone with coronavirus instead call 111 if you need to speak to someone or use the NHS111 online coronavirus service https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 **

 ** GET HELP NOW if you are thinking about suicide or going through a personal crisis there is help available, you don't need to face these thoughts and feelings alone https://www.startaconversation.co.uk/get-help-now**

**THE PRACTICE NO LONGER DOES FIT TO TRAVEL DOCUMENTS** 

 ** Castle Mead Medical Centre achieved GOOD in all areas of CQC inspection**

* Please look at the minor illness section of our website before booking a GP appointment**

In an emergency when the surgery is closed please call: 111

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

 
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