If you are diagnosed with certain long term health conditions, we will offer you an annual review. The purpose of an annual review is to enable us to monitor your disease, identify any problems and to take action if required. It also allows us to ensure that the medication you are taking is effective. We aim to schedule your annual review as close to your birthday as possible each year.
Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Kidney Disease, High Cholesterol or Stroke/TIA:
Call 01455 553 531 to arrange an appointment with the Healthcare Assistant for a blood test.
You will need to provide an early morning urine sample for your appointment. Please come to the surgery to collect a sample bottle and bring the sample to your appointment.
Please complete the annual review questionnaire and appropriate blood pressure form below. If you do not have a home blood pressure monitor you can loan one from the surgery or visit our health information room. Please bring these to your review or submit prior to your appointment (link below).
Please call 01455 553531 to arrange a 40 minute appointment with one of our practice nurses. The appointment will involve a blood test as well as talking through a questionnaire.
If you have epilepsy and take medication for your condition. You will be required to complete a quick questionnaire once a year regardless of when you last had a seizure. You may also be required to have blood tests depending on your medication – we will contact you if these are required. Please click here to complete the questionnaire
If your asthma is stable you can complete your asthma review online using the online form here. Alternatively you can complete the paper form and bring it in to the surgery. If you have any concerns about your asthma or would like to discuss your symptoms or treatment please make an appointment for an Asthma Review with a practice nurse and bring with you any inhalers you are currently using.
Please call 01455 553 531 to arrange an appointment with a Practice Nurse and bring with you any inhalers you are currently using.
Call 01455 553 531 to arrange an appointment with the Healthcare Assistant for a blood test.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
If you are taking HRT you will need to complete an annual review form. You can print it using the link below or collect one next time you visit the Practice.
Alternatively drop the completed form into the surgery. Please note if a GP has asked you to complete a HRT form, we will only be able to issue 28 days of HRT at a time until we receive the completed questionnaire.
You must also read this important guidance about HRT and the risk of Breast Cancer. HRT Leaflet
If you are taking the contraceptive pill you can request repeat pills by completing the contraceptive review form which you can fill out online or print off using the links below.
We need to know your height, weight and blood pressure. You can check these without an appointment in the Health Information room at the Wycliffe Medical Practice. Just come to the practice any time between 08.30 and 18.00 Monday to Friday and ask the receptionist to direct you to the Health Information Room. It should only take you five minutes.
Once we have forwarded the information on your form to your Doctor, we will let you know whether you can pick up a prescription for a further 12 month supply of pills, or whether your Doctor wishes to see you. If you need to be seen, we will issue a prescription for a further one month supply of the pill with a request to make an appointment. Occasionally your doctor will need to speak to you before issuing any more pills.
Alternatively drop the completed form into the surgery.
Please note- if you request the contraceptive pill without completing the form, we will only be able to issue a 28 day supply until we receive the completed questionnaire.
If you are looking to have a coil or implant fitted and wish to discuss this with a doctor; or if you currently have an implant or coil fitted and are experiencing some problems with it, you can book an appointment with the doctor of your choice to do this. The leaflet below shows which options are available to you: LARC Leaflet
Our Coil and Implant fitting services are provided by Dr Christine Kendall. Patients can also access these services at other providers, who may offer a wider range of appointment options.
The main provider of contraceptive services in Leicestershire is based in Leicester but there are also you will find some more local alternatives.
Leicester St Peters Health Centre, 2nd Floor, Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester LE2 0TA
This clinic offers both appointments and “queue and wait” sessions.
Queue and Wait Clinic Sessions: these are held at the times specified below. No appointment is required but please note that these sessions can be extremely busy and you will need to be prepared to wait up to 2hrs to be seen at peak times.
Monday 9am – 12pm & 1:30pm – 4pm 5pm – 7:30pm (under 25’s only) Tuesday 9am – 12pm & 1:30pm – 7:30pm Wednesday 9am – 12pm & 1:30pm – 7:30pm Thursday 1:30pm – 7:30pm (under 25’s only) Friday 9am – 12pm & 1:30pm – 4pm Saturday 9am – 1:30pm (Please be aware that implant and coil fittings are not available at this clinic)
Rugby The Pine Clinic, Rainsbrook Wing, Hospital of St Cross, Barby Road, Rugby, CV22 5PX Ring 0300 123 6644 (Press 2 for Rugby) Clinic times Tuesday 5:30pm – 7:30pm (Appointments or walk in and wait if urgent)
Market Harborough St Luke’s Hospital, 1st Floor Outpatients, 33 Leicester Road, Market Harborough, LE16 7BN Ring 0800 318 908 or 0300 124 010 for more information and for appointments. Clinic times Tuesdays 6pm – 7:30pm (walk-in and appointments, however book in advance to guarantee being seen).
Hinckley Hinckley Health Centre, Hill Street, Hinckley. LE10 1DS Ring 0800 318 908 or 0300 124 0102 for an appointment. Clinic times Mondays (under 25’s only) 3:15pm – 4:45pm, and Mondays (appointment only clinic) 5pm – 6:15pm
Nuneaton Riversley Park Centre, Clinic Drive, Coton Road, Nuneaton. CV11 5TY Ring 0300 123 6644 (Press 4 for Nuneaton) Clinic times Wednesdays and Thursdays 7pm – 9pm
NHS Health Check
We offer NHS checks to patients aged between 40 and 74 who do not have on-going health problems. These checks assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. There is good evidence to show that by identifying people who are at risk and initiating appropriate treatment can lead to an improvement in health and prevent the development of these conditions.
If you have been invited to attend, we ask that you fill out the health questionnaire. You can submit your completed health questionnaire electronically.
Alternatively, you can print off using the links below and bring this to your appointment.
If you have a blood pressure machine at home please do 10 readings over the course of 5 days and bring this information to your appointment. We encourage patients to take their blood pressure at home if possible as these tend to be more accurate than surgery readings. We have blood pressure machines that you can borrow from the surgery for a £10 deposit.
If you are not able to measure your height, weight or blood pressure at home, please use the facilities in our Health Information Room before your appointment. Members of the Reception Team can help you if you are unsure about how to use any of the equipment.
At your check a member of our Nursing Team will take a blood sample, look at the information you have provided on your questionnaire and ask further questions to enable us to provide you with personalised advice on how to stay healthy. We will also explain when you will receive your results and whether any follow up appointments are be needed.
We now have a First Contact Practitioner working here at the Wycliffe Medical Practice.
If you have joint, muscle or bone pain please ask for a direct appointment with our FCP. Our FCP is an advanced physiotherapy practitioner with extensive expertise in the clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions. They can deal with:
Soft tissue injuries
Ligament and tendon problems
Back and Neck pain (including when this causes pain in arms or legs or nerve symptoms e.g. pins and needles or numbness)
Our First Contact Practitioner is able to assess, diagnose and suggest first line treatment. They can also refer patients for a course of physiotherapy treatment, order investigations or make referrals into secondary care using the same pathways as a GP.
You do not need to see a GP first to book an appointment with our FCP- please call our reception team on 01455 553531.
Appointments with the ‘First Contact Practitioner’ are not the same as the ‘Physiotherapy’ appointments that you access over at Feilding Palmer Cottage Hospital. You can still self-refer to this service via IAPT.
We would like to take this opportunity to Lucy Croucher our Social Prescribing Link Worker for the Wycliffe Medical Practice.
This role has been brought in to help people who:
are feeling lonely or isolated
need to talk about their situation
are unpaid carers
would like some advice as to what support is available to them
If any of these apply to you and you would like to see if she can help you, please do get in touch. Contact our Reception Team on 01455 553531 – they will pass a message on for her to call you back.
It is important that we monitor the blood pressure of patients who suffer from long term conditions at regular intervals. Alongside annual reviews we ask patients to submit routine interim BP readings so that we can observe any changes and take necessary action.
The timing between readings depends on the conditions as listed below:
Hypertension or borderline hypertension- 6 months
Cardiovascular disease/IHD- 6 months
CKD stage G3aA3, all G3b, G4A1 and G4A2- 6 months (please also book for an interim blood test)
CKD stage G4A3- 4 months (please also book for an interim blood test)
CKD all G5- 3months (please also book for an interim blood test)
Diabetes- 6 months (please also book for an interim blood test)
If you have recently started a new medication or had your dosage altered, your GP may have asked you to submit BP readings 4-6 weeks later. They may also have asked you to arrange a blood test, please contact us to arrange this.
We may also ask you to submit blood pressure readings if you are over 45 or if previous readings have been above normal. Please download and complete the applicable blood pressure form below. If you require instructions on how to use a home blood pressure machine please read the instructions below.
If you do not have a home blood pressure machine, you can loan one from the surgery for a £20 deposit.
We provide information to enable you to protect your health when travelling abroad. To ensure that your health is fully covered before your holiday please complete and return this form to us at least 8 weeks before you travel. If you book after this time we cannot guarantee that you will be fully protected.
PLEASE NOTE – WE HAVE ONLY LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR THIS SERVICE – PATIENTS WHO WILL BE TRAVELLING WITHIN 4 WEEKS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE THEY TRAVEL
For families or couples travelling together please note that you must fill in one form for each patient travelling.
Our specially trained nurses will then review your medical records and draw up recommendations for the NHS vaccinations you require for your trip. The following vaccinations are available on the NHS if they are recommended by the Department of Health for the area you are travelling to:
We will telephone you to make arrangements for you to have these vaccinations at the surgery, if needed. We will also be able to provide you with general advice to help you avoid health problems when you travel.
Please note that our nurses do not provide other vaccinations such as Hepatitis B, Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Yellow Fever and also Malaria preventative treatments – these are only available on a private basis from specialist clinics or pharmacies. We therefore suggest that you contact a provider of these services now to discuss your requirements. Sometimes you will require a course of vaccinations to ensure you are protected, it is vital that you make arrangements for these as soon as possible, please do not wait until your appointment at the surgery.
If you think that you or your child has missed any vaccinations please contact us to arrange an appointment with a practice nurse for advice.
We are able to offer the pneumococcal vaccine to those over 65 as a single one off dose.
People with the following underlying health conditions are also eligible:
Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
This also includes conditions that may lead to splenic dysfunction such as
homozygous sickle cell disease and coeliac syndrome.
Chronic respiratory disease
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic liver disease
Individuals with cochlear implants
Individuals with cerebrospinal fluid leaks
Those with underlying health conditions may need just a single one-off pneumococcal vaccination or vaccination every 5 years, depending on their underlying health problems
The flu vaccine is routinely given on the NHS to:
adults 65 and over
people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2019
children in primary school
frontline health or social care workers
Anyone registered as a carer for someone who qualifies for a flu jab due to medical conditions
We should contact you if you are eligible. If you are not invited for a flu jab but believe you qualify for one, please contact us.
Occupational Health Vaccines
We offer Hepatitis B vaccinations for occupational purposes as a private service. The cost of the course of vaccines is £125. Please contact us for more information.
In England, screening for AAA is offered to men during the year they turn 65.
Men aged 65 or over are most at risk of AAAs. Screening can help spot a swelling in the aorta early on when it can be treated.
If you’re a man and you’re registered with a GP, you’ll get a screening invitation in the post when you’re 64 or soon after your 65th birthday. You can then arrange an appointment that suits you.
If you’re a man over 65 and have not been screened before, you can ask for a test by contacting your local AAA screening service directly.
For patients age 60-74, every 2 years a bowel screening kit is sent by post.
Did you know? 80% of bowel cancers occur in people over 60 Bowel Cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the UK Bowel Cancer Screening can detect cancer before you have any symptoms Bowel Cancer survival rates are much higher if found early, as treatment is more effective
For help & advice call the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Freephone on 0800 707 6060
Cervical screening (a smear test) checks the health of your cervix. All women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64 should be invited by letter or text. If you think you are due a cervical screening or would like to discuss the procedure with a member of the nursing team please contact us on 01455 553531 to book an appointment.
Please be aware- If you are a transgender (trans) man registered with your GP as female, we will send you invitations for cervical screening. If you are registered as male you will not receive invitations, but your GP or practice nurse can arrange an appointment for you if you have a cervix. If you are a trans woman you do not need cervical screening.
If you’re sexually active, it’s a good idea to get tested for STIs at least once a year, even if you feel fine or only have one sexual partner. It’s a good practice to go for testing if you’re about to start a new relationship. Ask your partner to do the same.
Where appropriate patients are advised to take a statin to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease or stroke. Recent changes in the guidance issued to healthcare professionals by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) advises that people have a relatively low risk of developing coronary heart disease or stroke should now be offered a statin with the aim of reducing this further.
This applies to patients whose Cardiovascular Risk score is above 10%. We will advise you what your latest Cardiovascular Risk score is. We have produced an information leaflet to help you decide whether you wish to start taking a statin.
Alternatively please collect a leaflet from the surgery, or ask our Reception team to send it to you.
If you decide that you would like take a Statin please book a blood test appointment with a member of our Healthcare Assistant Team as we need to check your liver function before the medication is started.
5 Yearly Health Check
Every 5 years we ask patients to complete a health information update. This consists of a short lifestyle questionnaire and height, weight and blood pressure measurements. This enables us to keep your medical records up to date. Please visit our health information room and complete the health promotion update form.
You can also complete this form online if you are able to measure your height, weight and blood pressure at home. Please click here to access the online questionnaire.
Ear irrigation is a process to remove a build-up of wax from the ears
If your GP or Nurse has advised you to have this procedure you will need to soften the wax in your ears using warm oil for a minimum of one week before the procedure. It has also been found that a longer period of oil use prior to ear irrigation (2-3 weeks) is even more beneficial and we recommend that you try this. Please see our information leaflet for advice on treating your ears with oil.
We do have limited resources with which to provide this service and recommend that you book your ear irrigation appointment as soon as you know it is required and then commence the use of oil as explained in the leaflet.
We are pleased to inform you that some patients who had previously relied on ear irrigation to clear wax in their ears have reported that carrying on applying oil over a prolonged period (usually two weeks) had actually relieved their problem. Another point to note is that an occasional maintenance treatment of oil can be beneficial in the longer term. Please ask our Nursing Team for advice on this. Ear Irrigation Leaflet
If you require a sick note please contact our reception team on 01455 553531. If this is the first time you are requesting a sick note about this current period of illness, you will require an appointment with a GP. This can often be a telephone appointment.
Please note that we require 48 hours to process a sick note request.
GPs can refer employed patients to Fit for Work, with their consent, if they are, or are likely to be, off sick for four weeks or more.
The patient will meet with an occupational health professional who will produce a Return to Work Plan, which can replace the need for a fit note. The Return to Work Plan will be tailored to the patients’ needs to help them return to work in a way that’s right for them.
We are able to offer other private medicals. The cost of these varies so please contact the reception team on 01455 553531 for more information. We can only conduct private medicals on Wednesday mornings between 7am and 8am. If you require an eye test for your medical you MUST have had this done prior to your appointment.
HGV Medicals- There is a charge of £110 for a HGV medical. You MUST have had your eye test prior to the appointment. Please bring in your HGV medical form 1 week prior to the appointment to give the GPs time to review.
H Pylori Testing
A Helicobacter pylori breath test is a simple breath test to determine whether or not you have an infection in your stomach caused by the bacterium Helicobacter Pylori. If you need this test, a GP or nurse can arrange this for you.