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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

Latest News

The Surgery is closed from 1:00pm on Thurs 21st Jan.  The Surgery will re-open at 8:00am on Fri 22nd Jan.  For urgent medical advice please contact:  Between 1:00pm-6:30pm:  0116 2950099.  After 6:30pm please call:  111

** 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**

**Central Government have started to send letters to all over 80 year olds to invite them to book their COVID vaccine as the new covid mass vaccination centres, with the nearest being Birmingham. please be assured we are calling our patients to offer vaccinations at our Hinckley covid centre as  soon as we receive confirmed delivery dates and working throughout the day and over weekends to ensure patients  are booked as soon as possible.

If you or your relative is confused and worried about receiving this letter please be assured this letter is legitimate and if you wish you can book an appointment at the covid mass centre. You will need to attend the centre for both vaccines as Hinckley will not be able to accommodate a second vaccine appointments.

Demand on our telephones is exceptionially high at the moment, please do not call for advice, ask to be prioritised or ask for a covid vaccine appointment. We will call you when you are next on the list.

Thank you to our patients and local community for their understanding during this exceptionally busy period and the support we have received is very much appreciated**

**FLU CLINICS - ARE GOING AHEAD!  Please ring your usual surgery for an appointment **

** 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 **

** Holiday cancellation forms can only be signed if a patient is shielding or  debilitating issue that they are currently under the GPs care for, and its then not guaranteed**

**We please ask anyone attending the surgery to wear a face covering for the protection of our staff and other patients. Patients are exempt who are: under 3 or have severe breathing difficulties or developmental issues. IF you decline to adhere to our policy it will be at the discretion of the person you are visiting whether they are willing to see you. We thank you in advance for your cooperation**

 **We do not do exemption certificates for mask wearing - please do not ask.  Get in touch with the travel company you are using or please visit the website you can then print your own card**

** 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**

**Stoke Golding surgery is temporarily closed for consultations with a doctor, nurse, health care assistant and phlebotomy to protect staff and patients. It will remain open for the dispensing of prescriptions. For appointments please call The Surgery as usual on 01455 212526 and they will explain how the system works**


 ** 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

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