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WELCOME TO BRIDGE STREET MEDICAL PRACTICE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

IMPORTANT UPDATES > >

 

After the Government Announcement, from the 19th July 2021 we would respectfully ask that our patients continue to wear a face mask when they visit our Practice.

Since March 2020 we have done everything possible to keep Bridge Street as safe as possible for patients and staff. In accordance with guidance on Infection Prevention and Control our staff will continue to wear masks and this is to allow us to continue to see patients within the GP Practice.

We have a duty of care to our patients and our staff and we will continue to protect everyone who attends and works within our Practice.

Further information will follow.

                                                                                                                                                                           

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                               

We are still open and here for you.

We are continuing to provide services as we have been doing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We are prioritising delivering of care and services based on clinical needs

If you need medical advice or treatment, please ring us on 01509 261843 or, for non-urgent advice or treatment, visit our website and send us your query – our phone opening hours are:

                                                                                                           

Appointment line 1 - 8.00am - 6.30pm

Prescriptions line 2 - 10.00am - 1.00pm 

Results line 3 - 10.00am - 1.00pm 

Secretaries line 4 - 10.00am -2.00pm 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY IN REGARDS TO THE COVID VACCINE

PLEASE VISIT GOV.UK/CORONAVIRUS FOR MORE INFORMATION

                            


 


The NHS App is now available on iOS and Android on the NHS App you can:

-  Get up to date advice about coronavirus
-  Order repeat prescriptions
-  Book appointments
-  Get health advice
-  View your medical records
-  Register your organ donation decision

                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                              CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD THE APP TODAY > 

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APPOINTMENT UPDATE

We are currently only offering telephone consultations with the doctors due to COVID-19, this is to try and limit the amount of patients coming into the surgery.

If you need to speak with a doctor, please call us Monday-Friday 8.00am to book a same day appointment as we are not offering pre bookable appointments at this time. If the GP thinks you require a face to face appointment they will arrange this for you. The reception team can not book any face to face appointments - you will need a telephone call back first (please note the clinician may ring back at any time between 08.30am - 6.30pm).

Nurses appointments - can still be pre booked.                                                                                                                                                                                           

As a surgery we would like to thank all our patients for helping us keep the practice safe and running.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              


Patient Participation Group (PPG)                                                                                                  

PPG

Would you be interested in joining our Patient Participation Group?                                                                                            

This is an important partner group to the practice. The PPG is made up of patients of the practice, just like you and act as critical friends for the surgery. Currently the PPG meets about once a month to consider, discuss, inform and activate issues relation to both the Practice and the NHS nationally.

Anyone interested in becoming a member should contact reception and will be made most welcome.

 

Help us to plan our services by sharing your experiences

Over the last year, the impact of Covid-19 has meant that we have had to rapidly change our approach to delivering general practice services whilst keeping our patients and staff safe.

As such we are asking local residents to share their views and experiences of services provided at their local GP practice and local health centres by taking part in a short online survey. 

The survey has been designed to help local health providers to understand what has been working well, and equally areas that could be improved upon particularly during the pandemic. It’s vital that we hear from patients, carers and service users to help inform the planning process as we emerge from lockdown restrictions.

To complete the survey click here: www.bit.ly/PrimaryCareLLR, the survey will be open until Monday 12 July 2021 and all responses are anonymous. For further information or support in completing the survey email: beinvolved@leicestercityccg.nhs.uk.

                                                                                                                                    

Please click on the link below to read our full CQC report

   
       CQC RATED GOOD OVERALL
 

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As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, local health chiefs across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are encouraging women to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of breast cancer and to be aware of how to check themselves for these symptoms. 

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK, with about one in eight women being diagnosed with it during their lifetime.

It is important to know the signs and symptoms and to regularly check your breasts. Make sure to check your whole breast area as well as your upper chest and armpits. It only takes a few minutes.

Symptoms can include any of the following: 

  • a new lump or area of thickened tissue
  • a change in the size or shape of your breast
  • swelling in either of your armpits  
  • a rash on or around your nipple  
  • constant pain in your breast or armpit 
  • unusual discharge from your nipples.

If you do notice anything unusual, NHS advice is to book an appointment with your GP to have it checked out. Finding a lump doesn’t necessarily mean you have breast cancer, but it is always best to make sure.

GPs know that some women may be hesitant when visiting their doctor for a check-up for breast cancer, but there is nothing to worry about. You can ask for a female doctor if you prefer, and also a female nurse, a member of staff or a friend or relative can accompany you during the examination.

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COVID vaccination information

Please book your Covid vaccination / booster through the below link: 
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 Third doses of the Covid vaccine for people with suppressed immune systems

 People aged 12 and over and who had severely weakened immune systems at the time of their first or second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are eligible to receive a third dose. They may not have generated a full immune response to the first two doses and therefore may be less protected than the wider population.

Conditions which mean you might have had a suppressed immune system include:

 

  • a blood cancer (such as leukaemia or lymphoma)
  • a weakened immune system due to a treatment (such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
  • an organ or bone marrow transplant
  • a condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections
  • a condition or treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for a 3rd dose

Please check the full list here to see if you are eligible. You will receive correspondence via letter or text message. For any further enquiries please contact the practice.

This third dose is part of the primary course of vaccinations. It is not the same as a booster dose, which is given later to extend the duration of protection after the primary course of vaccinations.

Vaccinations for children aged 12-15 who are at increased risk from Covid-19

Children who are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable to Covid-19, or who live with someone who is more likely to get infections, can now get their Covid vaccine. Two doses of the vaccine will be given.

If your child is at increased risk from Covid-19 and you haven’t already been contacted to book your appointment, please contact the practice for further information.

Conditions that mean your child may be at high risk and can get vaccinated include:

  • a severe problem with the brain or nerves, such as cerebral palsy
  • Down’s syndrome
  • severe or multiple learning disabilities (or they’re on the learning disability register)
    • haematological malignancy
    • sickle cell disease
    • type 1 diabetes
    • congenital heart disease
  • a condition that means they’re more likely to get infections (such as some genetic conditions or types of cancer).You can find a complete list of conditions here.Children aged 12-15 who are not classed as clinically extremely vulnerable are not eligible to receive their vaccination at the practice. They will receive a single dose of the vaccine via other routes, for example at school.  

 
(Site updated 22/10/2021)
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