Changes to Blood Glucose Monitoring from the DVLA
New guidelines will make testing requirements simpler for drivers with insulin treated diabetes. Drivers who treat their diabetes with insulin will have greater choice in how they test their glucose levels under new guidelines published by the DVLA. Read more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-guidelines-will-make-testing-requirements-simpler-for-drivers-with-insulin-treated-diabetes
Part Time Dispenser Vacancy
For more information about job expectations and how to apply click here.
Better Care Together Workshop on 26th February
Better Care Together Workshop on 26th February – to discuss Community Services Redesign Dear all, Residents across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) have the opportunity to get involved in designing how community services provided by Leicester Partnership Trust (such as community nursing, intensive community support services and community beds) are provisioned. Several workshop events are… Read more »
VITRUCARE UPDATE (from Dynamic Health Systems)
Due to technical difficulties, you have not been able to use your VitruCare account over the last month, there was a major disruption in the NHS data centre that had damaged some of the VitruCare system software which needed to be repaired. The systems securing your data remained entirely intact and safe but we sincerely… Read more »
Official launch of the Resilient Rutland project
The Resilient Rutland project supports mental health and wellbeing to every child in our county and will reach parents, teachers and the wider community. Read the press release here. Learn more about Resilient Rutland here.
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 »
Flu Vaccines for those aged 65 years or under and eligible
If you are aged 65 years or under and eligible for a flu vaccination please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.
There are currently national supply issues with the flu vaccine for those aged 65 or over.
We do not have any currently in stock and will contact eligible patients if this changes.
Ketton Surgery is Now Closed
You may access services at the following sites Site Address and Post Code Telephone Number Opening Hours Distance from Ketton Main Surgery in Uppingham North Gate, Uppingham LE15 9EG 01572 823 531 Monday – Friday 8.00am – 6.30pmExtended Access Monday 6.30pm – 7.30pm Tuesday – Wednesday 7.30am – 8.30am 8.5 miles Barrowden Branch Surgery Kings… Read more »
Privacy Notice for Patients
Your Information, Your Rights Being transparent and providing accessible information to patients about how we will use your personal information is a key element of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Our Practice Privacy Notice explains why we collect information about you and how that information may be… Read more »
Patients asked to share views on out-of-hours healthcare services
Patients in East Leicestershire and Rutland are being asked for their views on out-of-hours healthcare services, as the local NHS looks to make improvements to the services. The services, known as urgent care services, offer GP and nurse appointments when GP practices are closed on weekday evenings, at weekends and on bank holidays. NHS East… Read more »
Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen, typically when it comes into contact with your mouth, nose, eyes and throat. Pollen is a fine powder from plants. Speak to your pharmacist if you have hay fever. They can give advice and suggest the best treatments, like antihistamine drops, tablets or nasal sprays to help… Read more »
We are writing to inform you that Dr Sadler will be leaving the practice on 15th June, as she is relocating to another area with her family. Patients registered with Dr Sadler have been sent a letter with details of their new allocated GP. Everyone at the Practice has enjoyed working with Dr Sadler over the… Read more »
Dementia sufferer urges more people to see their GP
A Leicester woman diagnosed with dementia is urging more people to go and see their GP if they are worried about their memory. Irene Woodward (67) makes her plea in a video launched by NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to mark Dementia Action Week on 21-27 May. Irene first suspected she… Read more »
Follow Us On Social Media
Social media has quickly embedded itself within our daily lives and the Uppingham Surgery has both a Facebook page and a Twitter Page where we are sharing information about our practice and other helpful news as a way of communicating to a wider audience. What do we post? Well we don’t just post about our… Read more »
Antibiotic Awareness: Keep Antibiotics Working
Uppingham Surgery are supporting the ‘Keep Antibiotics Working‘ campaign. Antibiotics are used to treat or prevent some types of bacterial infection. They work by killing bacteria or preventing them from reproducing and spreading. Antibiotics don’t work for viral infections such as colds and flu, and most coughs and sore throats. Many mild bacterial infections also… Read more »
Changes to Ordering of Repeat Prescriptions
It’s estimated £1.8 million worth of medicines was wasted last year in East Leicestershire and Rutland To help reduce medicines waste, we are asking you to order repeat medications from your GP practice directly, rather than through pharmacies. Checking your stock of medicines at home and then ordering repeat prescriptions through your GP practice will… Read more »
GP Patient Surgery Results
The National GP Patient Survey is an independent survey run on behalf of NHS England. The survey is sent out to over a million people across the UK. The results show how people feel about their GP practice. 91% of Surgery patients, describe their overall experience of Uppingham Surgery as GOOD. To view the full… Read more »
Rutland Care Navigators
From 15 Mar 2017 as part of the Rutland Care Navigators initiative financed by the Rutland County Council a Wellbeing Advisor (WA) will be situated in the Reception area of the Surgery (the scheme will be expanded to Oakham and Empingham during Apr). The WA will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on… Read more »
Changes to Statin (cholesterol) Medication
The Practice has reviewed its prescribing of statin medication in line with the NICE Guidelines. As a result statin prescriptions have been changed to Atorvastatin 20mg tablets. This is the recommended dose to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes in the future. Please note that the change is not for cost saving purposes,… Read more »
NHS Now Health App
A new app is available to help you to access self-care advice, or choose and find your nearest, most appropriate and most convenient local health service. You can find live opening times and directions to each local NHS service. For each type of service, you can ask to see either all locations or those that are open… Read more »