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.
We would like to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that maybe caused during this time.
We are OPEN for NEW patients to come and join us in our new Medical Centre.
Please pop along anytime to register, where our friendly team will be able to help you !
Due to recent GDPR changes, any previous consent given by patients is now invalid, including 3rd party consent and consent to send texts/leave voicemail. Please come into reception and ask for a consent form to sign to renew your consent status.
We have an active group of patients called the “Friends of Silverdale” and we would love to welcome any new members. Please give us a call or ask at our Reception for details !
Please note that we have a female Doctor who can fit contraceptive implants and coils.
We have a One Problem Per Consultation Policy
We kindly ask that all patients try and stick to our 'One Problem Per Consultation' policy. The main reason for this request is for clinical safety. Doctors cannot see huge numbers of patients with multiple problems and continue to practice safely and effectively. We consider that GP appointments are a limited resource and would kindly ask that such a service be used with care and consideration. We would always encourage patients to book double appointments if there are multiple problems that need discussing.
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 03/08/2018)