What Covid 19 means for you..
The Citizens Advice Rutland helpline 01572 723494 provides advice on a number of issues including what Covid 19 means for you. As part of the Rutland Community Wellbeing Service we provide a range of advice and support focused on individual and community wellbeing. For more information please visit https://www.rutlandcab.org.uk/
NHS COVID-19 App
Protect your loved ones. Download the app. The new NHS COVID-19 app, now available to download for free in England and Wales, is the fastest way to see if you’re at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community. The app has a number… Read more »
Flu Vaccinations 2020 at Uppingham Surgery
The Flu Virus typically peaks during the winter months, the best way to help protect yourself and others from catching and spreading flu is to have the flu jab every year. Flu strains can change from year to year, which means last year’s jab may not protect you from this year’s strains. The vaccine usually… Read more »
We Are Open!
Due to the Corona Virus outbreak, how you contact your GP Surgery will be different at the moment, This is to limit face-face contact where possible and help stop the spread of Corona Virus. Face-to-face appointments are available to all patients, but you may be asked to discuss your conditions over the phone or online… Read more »
Smoking attacks our lungs and makes it harder to breathe. Looking after our health has never been more important, so search ‘Stoptober’ to quit smoking and breathe easier – or for personal telephone support in Leicestershire, contact our Quit Ready team on 0345 646 66 66 or at www.quitready.co.uk #BetterHealth #Stoptober
Kickstart your health! Your health matters. There has never been a better time to kickstart your health. Better Health has a range of tools and support to help – find what works for you. Let’s do this! Public Health England have launched a major new adult health campaign to seize the opportunity for a national… Read more »
Online Consultations at Uppingham Surgery
Please CLICK HERE for our signing up guide Please CLICK HERE to sign up Please watch our Video here about Online Consultations Online Consultations NHS England has published a standard operating procedure on a total remote triage model which Primary Care must comply with. A vital part of this procedure is to minimise footfall through… Read more »
Face Mask Exemption Letter Requests
Face masks or coverings are now mandatory in most public areas. We understand that some patients will be anxious about wearing a mask especially those with certain medical conditions.GP’s are not required or in a position to provide exemption letters for patients who believe they should be exempt from wearing a face covering. The current… Read more »
Mental Health Support for Young People
Making sense of coronavirus and facing the uncertainty of when life will return to normal can be difficult to think about and deal with. If you’re struggling to cope, feeling down or more worried than usual, help is at hand. Click here for a guide where you will find information, advice and support on your feelings… Read more »
Wearing A Face Mask On Public Transport
The government asks transport operators in England to make wearing face coverings a requirement of using public transport from 15 June to coincide with the next stage of carefully easing restrictions. Bus, Coach, Train, Tram, Ferry and Aircraft Passengers must wear a face covering on their journey to help reduce the risk of transmission when… Read more »
POhWER – A local NHS Complaints Advocacy Service
POhWER – a local NHS Complaints Advocacy Service providing free, confidential support for patients with their NHS complaint. This service is available for all patients registered with a GP in Rutland. For more information please click here
Stay Alert To Stay Safe
The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that is safe and continues to protect our NHS. The government has published guidance on staying safe… Read more »
Prescription Collections Prescriptions can be collected between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Patients are to continue to collect their prescriptions at the main entrance at the surgery premises. We are completing some of the administrative processing of your repeat prescriptions in advance of when you would normally order them so you may see the… Read more »
Your Views About The Impact of Covid-19
Healthwatch Rutland would like Rutland residents to share their views about the impact COVID-19 has had on local health and social care services. To share your views please visit: https://www.healthwatchrutland.co.uk/news/2020-04-30/share-your-experience-health-and-social-care-services-during-covid-19-pandemic
Talking About Dying
Bereavement support There are many organisations providing bereavement support, including many hospices that you can find using the search function above. You can also find local support from Cruse https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/local-services and the Good Grief Trust https://www.thegoodgrieftrust.org/. www.ataloss.org provides the UK’s signposting website for the bereaved, with options to filter support to help you quickly get what you need. If… Read more »
Vaccination appointments count as an important medical reason to leave your home.
Why vaccines are important Vaccination is the most important thing we can do to protect ourselves and our children against ill health. They prevent up to 3 million deaths worldwide every year. Since vaccines were introduced in the UK, diseases like smallpox, polio and tetanus that used to kill or disable millions of people are… Read more »
Access to NHS Dentistry
Access to NHS Dentistry is currently limited during the pandemic as all dentists have been asked to stop all routine “face-to-face” dental care. However, if you need urgent dental care, help is at hand: CALL your dental practice: They will give you advice over the telephone and make arrangements for you if you need to… Read more »
One Prepared – Support During Covid19
One Prepared – Together Against Covid-19 We’re bringing together communities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to support the most vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic. One Prepared, where you’ll be able to find your official local support network for direct help, or you can offer to volunteer to help your local community group. One Prepared website… Read more »
Supporting your mental health
Isolation and social distancing is very difficult for everybody. People with existing mental health issues can find it especially stressful, and those who haven’t previously experienced mental health issues may struggle to cope with isolation and the immense changes to our way of life. For more information please click here.
Rutland County Council Crisis Helpline
Rutland County Council has launched a crisis helpline for people who’ve been impacted by COVID-19 and have no one to support them. If you’re vulnerable, self-isolating and have no one to get you food or medicines please call: 01572 729 603. Further details click here
Help Us Help You – Airmid App
Please Help Us to Help you! We are contacting you at this time during the Covid 19 outbreak to request that with immediate effect you register for online services. The NHS is experiencing unprecedented demand and utilising the online service will help relieve some pressure on our team and the NHS. This can be done… Read more »
Dispensary Opening Hours: Monday- Friday 10am – 4pm Repeat Prescriptions If you are unable get to the practice to collect your repeat prescription as you are isolating – please contact your parish council who will arrange collection of your medication for you via the voluntary collection scheme. Please allow 72hours between ordering and collection…. Read more »
NHS Services – Self Refer
Did you know… You can Self Refer to all the these NHS Services: Click your preferred service for further guidance on how to self refer Physiotherapy Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and… Read more »
Have Your Say… Healthwatch Rutland
Will you tell us what you think about your GP surgery? We all love the NHS, but we need your feedback to help improve it. We are asking people to take part in interviews or focus groups, to tell us about how they are experiencing care from GP surgeries in Rutland. Find out more on… Read more »
Services to help people quit smoking are provided by Stop Smoking Rutland; part of the new Community Wellbeing Service based at 56 High Street, Oakham, LE15 6AL. (Citizens Advice Rutland Centre). A full range of support is available, including face-to-face, telephone and online support. Call 01572 725805 or visit the Rutland Community Wellbeing Service website to make a secure electronic… Read more »
NHS Health Checks – Are you eligible?
Am I eligible for the NHS Health Check? The check is for people who are aged 40 to 74 who do not have any of the following pre-existing conditions: heart disease chronic kidney disease diabetes high blood pressure (hypertension) atrial fibrillation transient ischaemic attack inherited high cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia) heart failure peripheral arterial disease stroke… Read more »
Your guide to local NHS Urgent Care Services.
Please see the map of Leicestershire Urgent Care Services. Urgent treatment centres are a facility you can go to if you need urgent medical attention, but it’s not a life-threatening situation. Usually if your GP surgery is closed and you need medical help. At the moment, the NHS offers a mix of walk-in centres, urgent… Read more »
Uppingham Surgery are now an Armed Forces Veteran friendly accredited GP practice.
We are an Armed Forces Veteran friendly accredited GP practice. Have you served in the Armed Forces or know someone that has? Let the Patient Services Team know, so we can make sure you are getting the best possible care.
Service Personnel, Reservists, Veterans and Service Families
Healthwatch Rutland have developed an Armed Forces survey in partnership with Rutland County Council, Harborough District Council and South Kesteven District Council. The survey is now live and will run until April 2019. They are encouraging all serving members of the Armed Forces, Reservists, Veterans and extended family members to complete the survey, which will… Read more »