From 29th May 2020, the Surgery will be introducing an online consultation service so you don't always need to come into the Practice to get our medical expertise. Why not save time and try our new online service. You can input your symptoms online and will receive a response from the Practice - usually that day, if a request is received within the online consultation daily request times. You will also have access to reliable and trustworthy self-help generic information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week that may help you to avoid an appointment altogether. You can also use the system to request test results, sick notes, referral letters and medical reports.
Online consultation - It's simple, Safe and Personal
IMPORTANT: COVID VACCINE LATEST
Please note that recent NHS letters from mass vaccination sites such a Birmingham are an alternate option to being vaccinated through your GP surgery, NOT instead of. These have been sent out nationally, not by local NHS services such your GP practice or the Leicester Hospitals.
The surgery is working hard to ensure that all patients of 80 years of age and over and care home patients are offered a vaccination within our locality before moving onto other age groups. Each GP surgery will continue to contact patients directly as they become eligible for an appointment.
Please do not call the surgery about this, wait for the surgery to contact you.
You do not have to travel to Birmingham if you do not want to; the mass vaccination centres are designed for patients living within 30-45 minutes of a centre at most so the we would recommend that you are vaccinated closer to home during the pandemic to reduce the risk of catching the virus by using public transport. You should also be aware you have to have both vaccinations at the same venue so the surgery will not be able to offer patients the second vaccination if they have their first elsewhere.
**PLEASE CHECK HERE TO SEE LATEST INFORMATION FOR THE COVID VACCINE BEING OFFERED IN THE SURGERY/ HEATH LANE SURGERY**
W/C 14TH DEC 2020 - 1ST DOSE VACCINATIONS FOR OVER 80'S BEGUN AT HEATH LANE SURGERY
W/C 4TH JAN 2021 - VACCINATIONS CONTINUE FOR OVER 80'S PATIENTS AT HEATH LANE SURGERY
Welcome to Desford Medical Centre
The Desford Medical Centre is a small practice offering a very personal service.
We aim to offer you a courteous confidential service respecting your rights and needs as an individual.
We are very proud of the service that we provide to our patients, our access figures can be seen by clicking on National Patient Survey on the right. Our Practice policy states that if you feel you need to see a GP today, we will ensure that you are able to discuss your concerns with a clinician on the same day.
With hope that through this website you can find all the information you need at the click of a mouse. You can order repeat prescriptions online, and make and cancel existing appointments online.
There is a wealth of information about medical conditions and diseases in our patient information leaflets as well as all the latest practice news and developments.
We are always looking to improve our services so please leave some feedback on our contact page. We hope that with your help and co-operation we will be able to make this website a better place for all your online needs.
(Site updated 12/01/2021)