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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



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

COVID 3rd dose

We have a limited supply of Booster vaccines so will be contacting patients to book but we do recommend booking elsewhere if you have not heard from us after six months post 2nd dose and have not heard from us. Patients will need to book in at vaccination centres and may well have been written to advising on how to do this. Thank you

DEMENTIA DROP IN

Please see attached link for a new drop in service to support people living with dementia and their carers – Dementia support weekly drop in

Have you been in hospital with COVID-19?

Please click on the link for support in helping people recover after being in hospital with COVID -19: REGAIN Patient Invitation Flyer

Face Coverings

If you are attending the surgery, then you MUST CONTINUE TO WEAR a face-covering upon entering the building. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Premises extension and Parking issues

The Limes Medical Centre is currently undertaking an extension to its building with a further 3 consulting rooms, 1 new Healthcare Assistant room and additional reception area planned. We are also improving our parking on site and adding additional spaces as you can see from our plans.

We apologise for the short term disruption this will cause with initially limited parking whilst works are carried out, but hope you can appreciate that this will be for the long term gain. The Limes has recruited a multiple number of additional paramedical staff such as three Physician Associates and a Mental Health Facilitator so the new rooms will be eagerly awaited by staff and patients alike. Please click on link below to see our plans:

https://limesmedicalcentre.co.uk/admin/resources/appendix-4-0-patient-car-park.pdf
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Open letter to patient from Leics GPs

Please click on the link to read about the increasing pressures facing Primary care at present. Thankyou for your understanding – Open Letter to patients

COVID Vaccination certification

We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.

Please see www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp

The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Dr Rowley - retirement

Dr Rowley will be retiring in July 2021 after working here at The Limes since May 1990, over 30 years of looking after patients in the area. I am sure you would like to join us in wishing him all the best in his retirement and to thank him for his dedication and care to our patients over those years. If you would like to leave a message of thanks for Dr Rowley, we plan to place a book in the waiting room from the 21st June once restrictions will hopefully be eased.

Dr Moltu is now the Senior Partner here at The Limes.

COVID vaccination and clotting info

We have been inundated with queries regarding the Astra Zeneca vaccine and risk of clots. Please click here for further information. As per the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) all adults over 30 (including health and social care workers) should still receive any of the available COVID-19 vaccines. The benefits of vaccination in protecting you against the serious consequences of COVID-19 outweigh any risk of this rare condition. You should also complete your course with the same vaccine you had for the first dose.

Mental Health welbeing

If you are experiencing excessive worry, low mood, depression, anxiety or a lack of motivation then VitaMinds can help. VitaMinds works in partnership with the NHS to provide talking therapy services, known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and we can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you.

Click here for further information

VitaMinds is a FREE and confidential service and you don’t need to visit a GP to get help – the fastest way to get support is by simply clicking the Self Refer button or call us on 0333 0153 494

Physician Associates at The Limes

Please click here for a patient information leaflet regarding what our Physician Associates can do for you here at The Limes – PA patient info leaflet

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in Leicestershire and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

Further information is available here:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Urgent Care Centre Opened at Enderby Leisure Centre

From the 1st of April 2019, urgent care services will be open for longer. 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.

From the same date,* these new opening hours also apply to the new Enderby Urgent Care Centre, based at Enderby Leisure Centre.*

Privacy Notice

Please read our Privacy Notices found within our Policies and Procedures page

Urgent Care Clinics

Please read our leaflet explaining how our Urgent Care Clinics can help you and free up our GP capacity

New Telephone System

We have a new improved telephone system which will make access to The Limes a lot more efficient for our patients. We will be able to use this to inform patients of our services and expected wait. Management will also be able to better predict busier times for staffing requirements.

NHS WiFi

The Limes now has free Wifi in the waiting room – see below for further information

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/

CQC Inspection Report

We had a very positive CQC inspection on the 8th September, with positive comments about our services here including our responsiveness to patient’s needs being outstanding in the detail of the report. A full report can be found below:

If you are a carer, then please do let us know as our register was felt to be too low.

New Opening times

We now have pre-bookable appointments available on Tues/Weds and Thurs from 7 am with both GP’s and Nurses. This provides our patients with earlier appointments prior to work which has been required from our patients from previous feedback, along with further pre-booked appointments available (also available to be booked online)

Twitter account - @limesnarborough

For those patients on Twitter, please follow us on @limesnarborough for any immediate Practice related information – see here

Video Guides - please view our useful videos created by our PPG

Our Patient Participation Group have kindly helped towards producing videos for our patients to assist in using our various services. Please do have a look at the links on the Home page as they will be beneficial to our patients and the Practice alike.

Online Services - Book appts/order prescriptions/choose your Pharmacy of choice with further functions coming soon

Please ask at Reception about registering for Online Services, don’t forget to bring along photographic ID with you

Parking at The Limes

We are very aware that at times parking at The Limes can be difficult. We have tree preservation on-site so are restricted to where we can put parking spaces. We are aware of parking restrictions on the roads around our Practice.