WELCOME TO SILVERDALE MEDICAL CENTRE
IMPORTANT NOTICE !
Dear Patient, please note that we are in the process of having major building works done to extend and improve your Medical Centre.
UNFORTUNATELY DURING THE NEXT PHASE OF OUR BUILDING WORKS WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE ANY TOILET
We would like to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that maybe caused during this time.
Please note that we have a female Doctor who can fit contraceptive implants and coils.
IMPROVING ACCESS APPOINTMENTS
To help ease the winter pressures, from Monday 8th January 2018 until end of March 2018 and only to deal with the increase in demand for health care during the winter months, we are pleased to announce that we have decided to increase our number of daily appointments. This is as well as our usual routine appointments. Please be sure to ask at Reception to complete our patient satisfaction survey if booking into one of these appointments, so that we can provide feedback on this particular service to our local commissioning group.
Help Yourself First
Our Practice is governed by West Leicestershire CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group).
The CCG thinks that the NHS belongs to everybody and that resources need to be used wisely. Therefore all GP's in West Leicestershire are being asked to no longer prescribe medicines on prescription for the short term treatment of minor ailments.
Patients will be asked to purchase them over the counter instead. The NHS also advises that patients should use their Community Pharmacy as their first point of contact Pharmacists are highly trained professionals and they can offer support for a wide range of ailments and conditions saving GP's time for the more urgent problems.
The pharmacist will check the medicine is appropriate for you and your health problem. They will ask questions to ensure there is no reason why you should not use the medicine.
Asking people to self-care in this way, and we know that most people already do, is a fair way of utilising resources wisely as most of these items can be purchased in pharmacies and supermarkets at a low cost, but cost the NHS more to provide on a prescription. It will also free up valuable GP and nurse time, which can be used to deal with more complex or serious health needs.
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All members of the practice team are dedicated to providing our patients with a high standard of quality service that is responsive to their needs at all times.
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to informing you of the services that we provide.
Our dedicated team are here to treat minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Primary Health Care Team
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient participation group exists to make sure that patient needs and what the practice are offering are always heading in the same direction.
The Practice complies with the Disability Discrimination Act.
Please note that car parking is limited so please allow enough time to park before your appointment.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side.
(Site updated 05/04/2018)