Clinics and Services
- Antenatal and Maternity
- Contraceptive Services – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review please use this form
- Child Health Surveillance
- Cardio-Vascular Risk
- Health Promotion Services
- Minor Surgery Services
- Asthma – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms please use this form. If your symptoms are deteriorating or you are having any concerns please make an appointment with our nurse.
- COPD Services – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a COPD assessment please use this form
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Immunisation Clinics
- Over 75 Services
- Diabetic Services
- Well Person Screening
- Travel Health
- Learning Disabilities Clinics
- Mental Health
- Cancer Care
- Medication Review – If you have been advised by the surgery that your medication review is due please use this form
- NHS Health Checks
- Steroid Injections
- Treatment Room Services
- Men’s Health
A variety of nurse led general and specialised clinics are available to provide health education/advice and promote health. These include clinics for Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease, and Mental Health
There is close professional relationship between practice nurses, general practitioners and other health professionals, which maintains communication and continued patient care.
An appointment is usually required to see a practice nurse, however, they are happy to answer informal enquiries and give advice by telephone.
To book an appointment with the practice nurse, please visit the Consulting Room
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible you can do this through the Travel Room – at least six weeks before you travel – vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock item.
Travel vaccines required closer to the date of travel will need to be arranged with a private travel clinic.
Same Day: City Doc, 2a Main Street, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8RZ Tel No: 0203 1310965
Boots, 1 Devonshire Walk, Derby, DE1 2AH Tel No: 0203 131 0965
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.
Childhood immunisation clinics are held at Vernon Street and the Lanes throughout the week. Parents or Guardians will receive letters from the surgery advising them when their child’s injections are due.
Every year from September to January the surgery runs flu vaccination clinics. Those patients over the age of 65 and also patients under 65 in certain health risk groups will receive notification from the surgery advising them of the dates of the clinics. Patients should then follow the advice in the letter about booking an appointment.
Patients who are housebound will be visited by a nurse and vaccinated in their home.
The surgery is approved by the Primary Care Trust to carry out a variety of minor surgery procedures including cautery, joint injections and aspirations. The minor surgery clinic is held once a month at our Vernon Street site only.
The Practice has a resident Pharmacist to ensure all our patients receive the best medication advice and periodic reviews.
The Midwife is in surgery at The Vernon Street surgery every Tuesday and Wednesday. Please contact the Practice to arrange an appointment.
A District Nursing Sister is a general nurse with an additional qualification in Health Care in the Community. We have a team of five nurses who work closely with the Practice and are based close to the medical centre at the Kingsmead Clinic. They can be contacted on 01332 564900.
The team have a wide range of training and experience in general nursing care of the elderly, palliative care, wound care and infection control. They provide nursing care and support for patients in their own homes thus enabling the patient to remain at home where possible for the duration of their illness. A full holistic assessment of needs is made and referral onto other agencies made where appropriate.
They are available for help and advice on a range of problems such as incontinence, help with disability aids, bathing aids and advice on welfare benefits.
First Contact Physiotherapist
A new First Contact Physiotherapist service is now available at Vernon St Medical Centre.
A First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP) is an experienced, fully qualified and senior Physiotherapist, who specialises in musculoskeletal problems
The role of an FCP is to work as part of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team here at Vernon St, and be available to assess, diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment or referral for musculoskeletal (MSK) problems, without a patient being required to see a GP in the first instance.
Our FCP will therefore speed up a patient’s access to care and ultimately progress the management of MSK conditions by being able to refer patients to an appropriate treatment pathway, such as further investigations or a course of physiotherapy, whilst also offering self-management advice and rehabilitation exercise programmes.
Patients with MSK conditions can be booked in to see an FCP by a GP receptionist, GP or via our online booking system.
Counselling is provided by Trent Psychological Therapies Services (Trent PTS). You can now self-refer into this service. Visit the 01332 564900.
Our Care Coordinator is based in the Practice and provides a vital link between all the different services and organisations in the community. They help patients get the support needed to remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible.
Julie is available Monday, Tuesday and Friday Morning.
For more information on the role of Care Coordinators, please read the Care Coordinator Leaflet.