Welcome to Charnwood Surgery
We are a small suburban surgery based in the village of Mountsorrel. With 2 GPs, 1 practice nurse, a healthcare assistant and an admin team. We work together as a healthcare team and are committed to ensuring that our patients receive a friendly, caring and accessible family health service
We have a diverse patient population each with different healthcare needs, and we aim to provide a service that works for each of you. The main focus of our healthcare team is ensuring the good health and wellbeing of our patients and wherever possible to provide the right individualised care and treatment to maintain a good quality of life.
To improve the health, well-being and lives of our patients by providing high quality care in a traditional family GP practice.
NEWS HEADLINES FROM CHARNWOOD SURGERY
Please see our 'Latest News' section for more information
***** PATIENTS WHO FAIL TO ATTEND THEIR APPOINTMENT OR DO NOT CANCEL THEIR APPOINTMENT *****
Due to an increase in the number of wasted appointments through patient’s failing to attend without informing the surgery it has become necessary to implement the following policy:
If you repeatedly fail to attend appointments you may be removed from this practice list and will have to find an alternative doctor.
If you cannot attend your appointments for any reason please let us know as soon as possible, we can then offer the appointment to someone else.
Call our reception team on 01162375089 or go to your online account to cancel your appointment.
Thank you for your co-operation
***** FLU CLINICS ARE COMING *****
We can now give you the dates of our Saturday flu clinics so contact our reception team 01162375089 to check that you are eligible and book your appointment.
The clinic date for 64 years and under is
- Saturday 28th September 9-11.30 a.m.
- Eligibility for this clinic is for adults aged 18 to 64 who are either pregnant, or at increased risk from flu because of a
long-term health condition
The clinic date for 65 years and over is
- Saturday 12th October 9-11.30 a.m.
- You're eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2019-20) if you'll be aged 65 or over on 31 March 2020. That is, you were born on or before 31 March 1955. If you're currently 64 but will be 65 on 31 March 2020, you do qualify.
There will also be opportunistic flu vaccinations available when attending a routine appointment with the GP or Nurse (dependant on stock deliveries).
***** Patients who do not cancel appointments *****
We would like to say thank you to the 94% of patients who kept their appointment.
In April 2019 there were 33 patients who did not attend or cancel their GP, nurse or HCA appointment. this was a total of 6.5 hours of clinical time that was wasted.
Its easy to cancel or re-arrange your appointment call 01162375089 or register to use online services to make and cancel appointments and/or order repeat medication.
***** Try the new NHS APP *****
If you're a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS APP, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use Charnwood Surgery GP online service you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp
Use the NHS App to:
- check your symptoms
- find out what to do when you need help urgently
- book and manage appointments at your GP surgery
- order repeat prescriptions
- securely view your GP medical record
- register to be an organ donor
- choose how the NHS uses your data
***** CHANGES TO REPEAT PRESCRIPTION ORDERING *****
Ordering repeat prescriptions - West Leicestershire CCG
The way repeat prescriptions are ordered is changing From 30 June
2019. Please see our news section for more details. Leaflets will be available shortly from reception and your pharmacy.
***** TEST RESULTS *****
PLEASE ONLY RING IN FOR TEST RESULTS AFTER 11.00 A.M.
*****Extended Access appointments*****
We are increasing the number of appointments available for you to see a GP in the early mornings, evenings or at weekends across West Leicestershire. See
West Leicestershire CCG - latest news
Depending on your individual circumstances and symptoms, we may offer you an ‘extended access’ appointment. Please note however, that these appointments will not be in your usual GP practice and may not be with one of your usual GPs or nurses.
Depending on the reason for your appointment, and if you are in agreement, it may be suitable for you to see an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, instead of a GP.
The clinician you see will be able to access relevant sections of your medical notes and will communicate what has happened during your appointment back to your usual GP practice.
These appointments will be available at the following locations:
Loughborough Urgent Care Centre at Loughborough Community Hospital
Coalville Community Hospital
Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital
If you would like to know more please speak to a member of practice staff.
There is still an ongoing fault with our telephone lines and we are doing everything possible to get the fault corrected.
We wish to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but ask that you please be patient for a short while further. In the meantime you could always use our online facilities to either book an appointment, request a repeat prescription or view your summary record. If you have not already requested your login details and wish to use our online services then please contact reception for more information or find further information on our website (right hand side).
*****Sexual Health Testing Kits *****
Online Self Testing Kits
A free online testing kit to test for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV and Syphilis is now available for those over 25 via our website. If aged 24 and under there is a kit to order online to test for Chlamydia. Kits are sent in a discreet, small ‘postbox’ sized box with everything you need to complete and return the kit to us. To recommend this service to someone please direct them to this link:
***** Minor Injuries Service *****
We provide a minor injury service here at the surgery for injuries that are not life threatening, for example abrasions, bruises, sprains or minor trauma to hands, limbs or feet. Please see our 'latest news' section of right hand side for more information.
(Site updated 02/09/2019)