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The Limes Medical Centre

65 Leicester Road
LE19 2DU
Tel: 0116 2864421
E-mail: /

Our telephone lines are open between 8.00 and 18.30

We offer face-to-face Consultations with a Clinician between these hours

To make an appointment, please telephone 0116 2864421, and one of our trained receptionists will assist you with booking an appointment with the most appropriate clinician.

Out of working hours emergency services can be accessed by dialling 111.

We have on the day appointments available here at The Limes, please call from 8am weekdays if you need to be seen on the day.

We also offer pre-bookable appointments with a clinician of your choice, please call after 11am in order to avoid long delays on the phone. This will help patients needing an appointment on the day to be dealt with more promptly.

Appointments Available

Urgent – Appointments released on the day with various clinicians
Pre-bookable – Appointments released over a 28-day cycle for appointments to be booked with preferred Clinician where possible
Nurse Appointments – 6-week rota on a system for Nurse Appointments, various clinics and slots allocated to each session – smear, blood tests, injections, dressings, immunisations and vaccinations, chronic disease checks and other nurse appointments
Musculoskeletal Physio Clinic – Appointments available with no GP appointment required beforehand
Online Availability – GP, Nurse and Physio appointments all available online. Please register with the NHS App or ask at Reception for online registration and have photo ID ready to set yourself up
Telephone Consultations – Can be a booked slot to discuss an issue with a GP where a face-to-face consultation is not required

If you have a medical condition that is ongoing, it is important that you see the same doctor and we provide a number of appointments for this purpose. We are also able to offer a number of appointments that can be booked online.

Please let us know if you are unable to attend your appointment so we can offer it to someone else. You can also cancel appointments online.

If you have injured yourself please contact us first as we are equipped to deal with a wide range of injuries and this may save you a lot of time and ease the burden on the A&E department.

Home Visits
If you are too ill to attend the surgery, please contact us before 10.30am for a home visit.

Out Of Hours
Between the hours of 18:30 and 08:00, the surgery phones are not manned. Please call NHS 111 when out of our core hours.

In an emergency, please call 999.

Minor Surgery
The Limes medical centre has provided a safe and well-established minor surgery service for quite some time. With the completion of the extension we now have an up to date minor surgery suite where Dr Sloan and Dr O’Connor supported by the nursing team perform a range of minor surgical procedures.

What is Minor Surgery?
Minor Surgery refers to small operations that are safe, minimally invasive procedures that involve the removal of superficial growths on or just within the skin. They are done following the injection of a local anaesthetic that numbs the area so the patient doesn’t feel pain, but you are not put to sleep.

What types of procedure are offered?
• Incisions and excisions of cysts to prevent recurrent infection or inflammation; Epidermoid ( skin) cysts that are symptomatic and/or have been inflamed on more than one occasion.
• Excisions of skin growths where histology ( microscopic analysis) is required -excluding suspected skin cancers (These would be referred to dermatology for review)
These might include, papilloma (Skin tags) , dermatofibroma ( hard scar like growths within the skin) or seborrheic keratosis (age related wart like growths).
• Removal of foreign bodies only where local anaesthetic and incision is required as part of procedure
• Surgical drainage of abscesses and haematomas where this is deemed best treatment

What to do next?
Either schedule an appointment with one of our GP’s, or send a photo of the skin lesion for review via email to


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