IMPORTANT: CORONAVIRUS LATEST
STAY AT HOME IF YOU HAVE CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS
STAY AT HOME FOR 7 DAYS IF YOU HAVE EITHER:
- A HIGH TEMPERATURE (YOU FEEL HOT TO TOUCH ON YOUR CHEST OR BACK)
- A NEW, CONTINUOUS COUGH -THIS MEANS YOU HAVE STARTED COUGHING REPEATEDLY
DO NOT GO TO A GP SURGERY, PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL
YOU DO NOT NEED TO CONTACT 111 TO TELL THEM YOU'RE STAYING AT HOME
TESTING FOR CORONAVIRUS IS NOT NEEDED IF YOU ARE STAYING AT HOME ( READ THE ADVICE ON STAYING AT HOME, VIA THE LINK BELOW)
- PLEASE VISIT https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance
FOR LATEST GUIDANCE:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
PLEASE NOTE: IN ORDER TO KEEP PATIENTS AND STAFF SAFE DURING THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, THE SURGERY WILL BE OFFERING TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS ONLY. PATIENTS WILL BE TRIAGED AND GIVEN ADVICE. AND ONLY OFFERED A FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT IF DEEMED LOW RISK AFTER SCREENING BY A DOCTOR. PLEASE BEAR WITH US, WHILST WE MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES, AS STIPULATED BY NHS ENGLAND AND PUBLIC HEALTH. OUR PRIORITY IS THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF ALL PATIENTS AND STAFF.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT DURING THIS TIME
Desford Medical Centre will be open on Good Friday 08.00 - 6.30pm and Easter Monday 08.00 -6.30pm
Please be aware that the surgery will still be following the coronavirus/covid-19 guidance on seeing patients.
Extended Access appointments
We are increasing the number of appointments available for you to see a GP in the early mornings, evenings or at weekends across West Leicestershire.
Depending on your individual circumstances and symptoms, we may offer you an ‘extended access’ appointment. Please note however, that these appointments will not be in your usual GP practice and may not be with one of your usual GPs or nurses.
Depending on the reason for your appointment, and if you are in agreement, it may be suitable for you to see an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, instead of a GP.
The clinician you see will be able to access relevant sections of your medical notes and will communicate what has happened during your appointment back to your usual GP practice.
These appointments will be available at the following locations:
Loughborough Urgent Care Centre at Loughborough Community Hospital
Coalville Community Hospital
Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital
If you would like to know more please speak to a member of practice staff.
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 08/04/2020)