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The Limes Medical Centre

65 Leicester Road
Narborough
LE19 2DU
Tel: 0116 2864421
E-mail: mylimes.noreply@nhs.net
www.facebook.com/limesnarborough / twitter.com/limesnarborough



NEW - Infected Blood Inquiry

If you are concerned about a possible hepatitis C infection, you can book a home NHS test online. The tests are free and confidential. To receive a self-testing kit which can be quickly dispatched to your home, visit hepctest.nhs.uk

Hepatitis B is also linked to infected blood, this usually clears up on its own without treatment, but could develop into chronic hepatitis B. Patients can find out more information here:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hepatitis-b/.

HIV testing is also provided to anyone free of charge on the NHS. Home testing and home sampling kits are also available. You can find out more about HIV Testing and the HIV Testing Services Search Tool on the NHS website.

Patients who want more details about the safety of blood from donations in England can find more information by visiting The Donation Process.

NEW - COVID-19 Spring Boosters

Patients who are aged 75 and over, and patients aged 6 months and over who are immunosuppressed, will be eligible for a Spring COVID-19 booster vaccine 6 months after their last dose.
Vaccinations will be given at The Limes Medical Centre this spring and we will contact eligible patients to book an appointment as soon as possible. Please wait to hear from us.
Eligible patients who are on our housebound register will also be contacted directly by the surgery to book their housebound vaccination appointment.

Minor Surgery 2024

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 mylimes.noreply@nhs.net

Measles

Measles can be a serious infection that can lead to complications, especially in young children & those with weakened immune systems.
We’re reminding parents on what signs and symptoms to look out for and what to do if they think their child has measles. Measles spreads easily but it is preventable.
Make sure you & your loved ones are up to date with your MMR jabs. For more , please visit the NHS Website

MMR

Pharmacy Contraception Service

Some pharmacies can offer the contraceptive pill for free and you do not need to see a doctor or nurse for a prescription.

Click HERE to find a local pharmacy offering this service.

A pharmacist may be able to supply the contraceptive pill if you need to:

- Start using the contraceptive pill for the first time
- Start the contraceptive pill again after a break from taking it
- Get a supply of the contraceptive pill if it’s already been prescribed to you

If the pharmacist gives you the contraceptive pill they will share this information with The Limes Medical Centre, if you give permission for them to do so.

Consent Form for Access to Medical Records

The Limes Medical Centre frequently receives requests from patients asking for a representative to be given access rights to their medical record in order to make enquiries & seek medical information on the patient’s behalf.

Given the sensitivity of medical information it is essential that, as a practice, we are confident that consent has been given by the patient, that the patient is clear what information they are allowing to be released, and for how long this consent is given. Please read our Consent Form for further information and instructions:

Consent Form – Discuss Health with Somebody Else

Surgery E-Consultation Service

Click HERE to access our new e-consultation platform!

This short online form is the quickest and simplest way for the majority of our patients to access our clinical team for assistance. Our practice phone lines remain open for anyone with accessibility needs who may have difficulty completing this form.

Please do not use this online form for urgent or emergency requests. The submitted forms will be read within 24 hours, during opening times.

Weekend Nurse appointments

We are now able to offer Saturday morning appointments for smear and asthma reviews, here at The Limes Medical Centre and Warren Lane Surgery for our patients. Please enquire at reception if this is of interest to you.

Surgery Update April 2023

We are pleased to advise our patients that we have recruited two full time Paramedics to our team, Laura Parkinson and Felicity Fowler. They join our existing Physician Associates Lucy Simpson and Charlotte O’Connor in providing further same day urgent access to our patients. Please click on the link below to see how these paramedical staff work within a GP setting.

PA and Paramedic Information Leaflet

We are also pleased to announce that we have recruited another Salaried GP to the team, Dr Laura McGowan. We are very fortunate to be able to recruit here at The Limes as we know this is an issue both nationally and locally in Primary Care.

We hope you agree that the new urgent care extension and parking has vastly improved our premises and we appreciate your patience whilst this has been ongoing. Final touches with landscaping, signage, new gates and lighting are all being undertaken over the next few weeks. We welcome all feedback, whether positive or negative about these improvements and any suggestions are always welcome.

Mental Health Wellbeing

Worried about your mental wellbeing?

We all experience times when we feel like we can’t cope, sometimes this can start to affect our everyday lives and prevent us from doing the things we normally do. If you are experiencing excessive worry, low mood, depression, anxiety or a lack of motivation then Vita can help.

Vita works in partnership with the NHS to provide talking therapy services and counselling in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland known as Talking Therapies and they can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you.

Vita works with the NHS and is a FREE service. You don’t need to visit a GP to get help – the options for referring into the service can be found on their website here or you can call them on 0333 0153 494.

Health and Wellbeing Coach

This service is tailored to a persons needs and provides support to achieve goals for your own health & wellbeing.
Anyone can self refer into the service, please ask a member of the reception team.
To find out more, click on the link below:

North Blaby HEALTH AND WELLBEING COACH Poster

Treating Minor ailments at home

GP practices have a role to play in supporting patients and building their confidence to look after their own health, where appropriate. If people are generally in good health, there is no reason why they can’t look after minor illnesses themselves. In most cases the illness will get better by itself and so an appointment with their GP practice isn’t required. This campaign has been developed to build patients’ knowledge and confidence to look after minor illnesses themselves.
If people have any long term conditions we would generally advise them to still contact their GP practice for advice if they develop a minor illness. This doesn’t need to be with a GP. There are a wide range of health professionals in practices nowadays such as advanced nurse practitioners, physician associates or clinical pharmacists, who are well qualified to advise patients and are often specialists in managing long term conditions. Your practice will be able to advise who will be best to see.

You will find information in this section on the following minor ailments:
Sore throat – click here
Blocked sinuses – click here
Chest infection – click here
Colds and flu – click here
Coughs – click here
Vomiting bug – click here
Back pain – click here

Urgent Care Centre

When GP surgeries close at 6:30 pm, the urgent care services will open, making it much clearer for patients where to go, and when. The change also brings much greater efficiency and reduces overlap in hours between GP surgeries and urgent care services. You may be offered an alternative appointment outside the Practice within Leicestershire.

Telephone System

Our telephone system makes access to The Limes a lot more efficient for our patients. If you are in queue position 10 or above then you can use the callback option whereby the system will keep you in a virtual queue and ring you back, rather than have you hang on at the end of the line. You will be called twice so please have your phone at hand otherwise you may need to call again if no answer. Please do not call us back whilst in the queue as this will reset your queue position!

Dementia Friendly Practice

We are pleased to announce that we are now a Dementia Friendly Practice, please have a look at the following for further information regarding what this entails:

https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/

NHS WiFi

The Limes now has free Wifi in the waiting room – see Gp wifi leaflet print here for further information

Social Media accounts

For those patients on Twitter or Facebook, please follow us on

@limesnarborough for any immediate Practice related information – see here

www.facebook.com/limesnarborough – see here