The Central Surgery

0116 271 2175

Who Should I See?

We try to keep our GP appointments for patients with more serious health problems.

Before you book an appointment to see a doctor we would like to inform you that we also have advanced nurse practitioners and our practice nurses that may be able to help you too. They can help you with a wide range of medical problems.

Our receptionists may ask you what your reason for calling is to help you decide which is the right person for you to see. If you wish not disclose your reason for calling please inform a member of the reception team that the reason is private.

Practice Nurses

Specialised in chronic disease reviews(COPD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes) cervical screening, child immunisations.

HCA

Can administer injections, maintain and check dressings, remove stitches, take bloods, diabetic foot checks and hypertension reviews.

Phlebotomist

Available to take bloods, blood pressure, height and weight as well as lifestyle questionnaires to record exercise and alcohol intake.

ANP

Advanced Nurse Practitioners are to be able to examine, assess, make diagnoses, treat, prescribe and make referrals for patients who present with undiagnosed/undifferentiated problems, such as UTIs, skin problems, wounds, medication changes, asthma reviews, thrush and musculoskeletal issues.

FCP

External Physiotherapy clinicians available to GPs for referrals for such things like post-op rehabilitation and musculoskeletal problems.

MHF

Mental Health Facilitators available for GP referrals for the PCN. Looking at causes and concerned individuals regarding their mental health and helping to resolve difficulties.

Pharmacist

Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals and can give you confidential health advice for a range of common illnesses and complaints.

Don’t wait for a GP appointment for coughs, colds, aches and pains. Just call your local pharmacy a call or drop in – there’s no need to make an appointment.

Your pharmacists can also help you decide if you need to see a doctor or nurse.

Click here for more information about how pharmacies can help you.

Self care

If you have a cough, cold, headache or other minor ailment try treating yourself at home first. Find out more about treatments for common minor ailments.

Please remember that self-care for common conditions can help free up our GPs’ time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition.

NHS 111

111 is the free NHS non-emergency number.

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.

Call 111 if:

  • you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next

Click here for more information about how NHS 111 can help you.

Walk-in centre

There is an NHS Walk In Centre in Oadby located at No 18, the Parade. Open 08:00 – 20:00, 7 days a week.

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Urgent care centre

Please click here for information on Urgent care centres in East Leicestershire and Rutland

A&E

A&E is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Before you go there, ask yourself, “Is it a real emergency?”

If not, please consider using other local health services before you visit A&E.