Bridge Street Medical Practice20 Bridge StreetLoughborough, LE11 1NQTel: 01509 263018
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It is our aim that all children should be fully immunised according to national guidelines against tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, polio, Hib, mumps, measles and rubella. Appointments are automatically sent out for our clinics which are held every other Wednesday by our practice nursing team. If you have any questions regarding your child's immunisation please direct them to one of our reception team.
Influenza and Pneumococcal Clinics
Clinics are run between the months of September and January by our nursing team. All patients aged 65 years and over are eligible for the vaccinations.
Patients aged 6 months to 64 years in the following ‘at risk' groups are also eligible for the vaccination:
If you are about to attend University please book in for your meningitis vaccination. Call 01509263018 to book in to see Nurse Elaine or Lisa.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. It is important to make your initial appointment as early as possible, at least six to eight weeks before travelling as a second appointment may be required with the nurse to actually receive the vaccination. The second appointment should be at least two weeks prior to travel to allow the vaccines to work.
You will be required to complete a travel form prior to your appointment and this can be downloaded from the tab or is available at reception.
There may be a fee associated with some vaccinations. The nurse will inform you of any fees during your initial consultation.
Women aged 25-45 will be invited for examination every three years and women over 45 will be invited every five years.
The surgery offers both Coil (IUCD) and Nexplanon Implant (formerly Implanon) fitting. Please book an appointment with a doctor to discuss your contraceptive choices. If you decide you would like either a Coil or Implant fitted please talk to one of our receptionists to book an appointment.
A doctor and nurse led clinic is held every Wednesday morning for annual reviews of patients with diabetes. The practice nurse also completes sixth month patient checks on an appointment basis. An invitation to attend for your diabetic appointment will be sent out automatically.
We hold a weekly minor surgery clinic that includes procedures such as joint injections, removal of ingrowing toenails and removal of warts and some moles. This service is by appointment only and requires a referral by a doctor.
Exercise On Prescription
We can refer you to the Active Lifestyle Exercise Referral Scheme via an appointment with our nurse. The exercise referral criteria is currently:
The NHS and Charnwood Borough Council have a partnership and offer exercise sessions on prescription at Loughborough Leisure Centre and Soar Valley Leisure Centre, Mountsorrel.
We also have other health professionals working in close collaboration with our doctors and nurses:
Advice and support regarding pregnancy, delivery and postnatal care; weekly antenatal clinics. Can be contacted via reception.
Provides treatment for various conditions. Patients must be referred to this service by one of the doctors. Clinics held every Tuesday
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor
Offers help and support for those with drug addiction. Patients must be referred by one of the doctors. Clinic is held at the surgery on a Tuesday afternoon.
Mental Health Facilitator
Offers help and support for those with mental health problems. Patients must be referred by one of the doctors. Clinic is held at the surgery on a Tuesday afternoon and on a Friday morning.
Provides a monthly hearing test service. Patients must be referred by one of the doctors. A clinic is held at the surgery on a Thursday afternoon.
Diabetic Retinopathy Clinic
Annual clinic provided for diabetic patients. Invitations are sent out by the Diabetic Retinal Screening Office.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Clinic (AAA)
Annual clinic for men aged 65 years. Invitations are sent by the AAA screening office located at the Leicester Royal Infirmary
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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