Victoria Park Health Centre203 Victoria Park RoadLeicester, LE2 1XDTel: 0116 215 1105
Update: The summer newsletter for Victoria Park Health Centre has been released, check it out by clicking this link: Summer 2016 Newsletter
All our Patients have a named GP who is responsible for their overall care at the practice. We listen when Patients make us aware of their preference as to which GP that is. If you are registering as a new patient you will see an option to choose, you will also receive a text message giving you the GP’s name, alternatively you can contact the practice if you wish to know who this is.
In addition to GP consultations the practice operates a comprehensive range of clinics and healthcare services.
Appointments can be made with our nurses and HCA for the following:
Travel Advice & Vaccinations
Louise or Deb, follow up's Wendy or Heather
Use your online service, Michelle, or any Nurse
Louise or Deb
Smear Tests or Swabs
Morning After Pill
Any Health Care Assistant (HCA)
Minor Illnesses & Injuries
Louise or Wendy
Flu & Pneumonia Vaccination
HCA for Flu Jabs (if you have a flu jab every year), otherwise Any Practice Nurse
Louise, Deb or Michelle
Blood or Urine Tests
Marian for all blood tests, Urine tests with the HCA's
H Pylori Breath Tests
Health Care Assistant (HCA)
Blood Pressure check
ECG or 24 hour BP checks
Any Practice Nurse, ask reception for a referral to SPA if this is due to post operative wounds. Give as much notice as you can
Ask us to refer you to the specialist service
Removal Of Stitches
Due to a change in local contracts, you now need to return to the place where the stitches were inserted or ask reception for a referral to SPA if this is due to post operative wounds. Give as much notice as you can. We can provide this 'Privately' if you prefer to come to us.
Concerns related to drug abuse, alcohol consumption, diet, weight and other day to day anxieties are also issues on which the nurses are able to give guidance.
The taking of blood samples for blood tests is done every morning, Monday to Friday. You will be referred to this session by one of our GPs or practice nurses and you will need to make an appointment at reception.
If you are a student at the University and you wish to see a counsellor, telephone 0116 223 1780 to make an appointment with the Student Counselling Service.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. Please note we can only accep payment by card or the correct amount in cash.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse. Completion of this form may result in the first appointment being completed over the telephone.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
A list of Non NHS fees can be downloaded HERE
Please note - We will not sign Passport forms that require the doctor to provide their own passport number.
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