Merlyn Vaz Health Centre1 Spinney Hill RoadLeicester, LE5 3GHTel: 0116 2943100
With effect from Monday 24th June 2019, if you have been sent a text message to speak to a GP or require non-urgent medical advice, you will need to contact the practice and will be able to arrange a pre-bookable telephone appointment for a GP to call you back. This will also give you the opportunity to arrange a call-back from the GP of your choice (subject to availability).
We offer a wide range of services:
• Cervical Smears
• Child Health Checks
• Child Immunisations
• Family Planning/Contraception
• Health Checks
• Minor Surgery
• Respiratory clinics
• Sexual Health & Contraception Clinic
• Fit for Work
• Health Visitors
• Smoking Cessation
We offer a range of travel vaccinations including yellow fever. Not all vaccinations are free on the NHS. Please ask at reception or click on the above tab for further details.
Please allow 6 weeks notice prior to departure.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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