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THE CHARNWOOD PRACTICE APPOINTMENT SYSTEM

Further to the success of the new appointment system we introduced last December we are making a few additional changes so that we can continue to provide a high quality of care to all of our patients.

Please note, the following changes will take place with effect from Monday 3rd October 2016

  • If you require a same day appointment you must call the surgery before 12 midday.

 

  • Currently all same day appointments will be telephone triaged first by a member of the clinical team . This will continue for all GP appointments and with effect from 3rd October will include appointments in the Minor Illness Clinic to ensure they are all appointments are offered based on clinical need rather than on a first come first serve basis.

Please note, same day appointments are intended for emergencies and urgent care, if your medical issue is of a non-urgent or on-going issue please accept any advanced booking offered to you by the reception team. Alternatively advanced appointments can also be booked online. Please ask a member of the reception team if you have not yet registered for online services.

  • Any requests for home visits must be made before 12 midday.

 

  • If you do not require an appointment but instead require medical advice or need to speak to the GP you must call before 12 midday. Providing you do call before this time you will receive a call back from the on-call GP on the same day.

Please note, you are not able to choose which GP you speak to nor be able to request a specific time for a call back.

With effect from Monday 3rd October any requests for same day appointments or requests for non-urgent call backs made after 12 midday will be asked to either call back the next day or signposted to one of the other services available to support GP practices.

ADDITIONAL GP SERVICES AVAILABLE TO YOU

Recognising the difficulties people face juggling the demands of modern life the local CCG has commissioned a number of services for patients in the city to offer more flexibility to enable them to access additional GP service when there own GP has reached full capacity for appointments available in a given day.

1.The Healthcare Hubs

There are 4 hubs across the city ran by GP’s available to all patients registered at a City GP. The locations are:

Address

Willows Medical Centre

184 Coleman Road, Leicester, LE5 4LJ.

Westcotes Health Centre

Fosse Road South, Leicester, LE3 0LP.

Belgrave Health Centre

52 Brandon Street, Leicester, LE4 6AW.

Saffron Surgery

612 Saffron Lane, Leicester, LE2 6TD.

 

Weekday Opening Hours - 6.30pm to 10.00pm

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank holidays – 12 midday to 8.00pm

Appointments in the Hubs are pre-bookable - Simply telephone 0116 3660560 during opening hours to book an appointment. Alternatively you can attend your chosen Hub as a walk in patient provided this is after 6.30pm.

  1. Digital GP

Digital GP provides telephone consultations directly with a GP, from 8.00am to 8.00pm, 7 days a week.

Patients should call 0116 366 0560 and select option 2 on the telephone system for phone advice between 8-8pm seven days a week. The GP will call the patient within a maximum of one hour.

The GP on the telephone will have full access to the patient’s record and so will be able to make a well informed decision about what is best for the patient. The Charnwood Practice will be notified of the outcome of the consultation in the same way as they are with appointments attended at the healthcare hubs.

Please note, the Digital GP Service is for medical advice Only. Prescriptons and sick notes cannot be requested through this service.

Thank you for Your Support

 

Have you thought of registering for Online Services?

To access appointment bookings and repeats prescriptions select "Online Services" on the right hand side Quick Links

 

In Times of Bereavement

In the unfortunate event that a person has passed away, there are three things that must be done in the first few days;

  • Get a medical certificate from your GP or hospital doctor (this is necessary to register the death)
  • Register the death within 5 days (8 days in Scotland). You will then receive the necessary documents for the funeral.
  • Make the necessary funeral arrangements.

Register the death

If the death has been reported to the coroner (or Procurator Fiscal in Scotland) they must give permission before registering the death.

You can register the death if you are a relative, a witness to the death, a hospital administrator or the person making the arrangements with the funeral directors.

You can use the ‘Register a Death’ page on the gov.uk website that will guide you through the process. This will also explain the registration process for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Arrange the funeral

The funeral can usually only take place after the death is registered. Most people use a funeral director, though you can arrange a funeral yourself.

Funeral directors

Choose a funeral director who’s a member of one of the following:

These organisations have codes of practice - they must give you a price list when asked.

Some local councils run their own funeral services, for example for non-religious burials. The British Humanist Association can also help with non-religious funerals.

Arranging the funeral yourself

Contact the Cemeteries and Crematorium Department of your local council to arrange a funeral yourself.

Funeral costs

Funeral costs can include:

  • funeral director fees
  • things the funeral director pays for on your behalf (called ‘disbursements’ or ‘third-party costs’), for example, crematorium or cemetery fees, or a newspaper announcement about the death
  • local authority burial or cremation fees

Funeral directors may list all these costs in their quotes.

For free independent advice on bereavement issues, you can find more information at lastingpost.com



 
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