We are currently experiencing high levels of patients not attending booked appointments (DNAs).
169 appointments for December.
As a practice we understand there are times when you can’t attend an appointment and we take that into account however we want to highlight that every appointment that a patient decides not to attend without letting us know it an appointment that someone else could have used. We will be sending out letters to patients that continuously DNA reminding them of our current statistics and what could happen if they continue to miss appointments.
We still have a number of vaccines available for the following cohorts of patients and there are appointments available:
- Pregnant women
- Those aged 50-64 years old
Please contact reception to book in for your flu vaccination.
Do you need a physio?
We now have a First Contact Physiotherapist working here at the Wycliffe Medical Practice.
If you have joint, muscle or bone pain please ask for a direct appointment with our FCP. Our FCP is an advanced practitioner with extensive expertise in the clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions.
They can deal with:
- Sports injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Muscle problems
- Ligament and tendon problems
- Bony Injuries
- Back and Neck pain (including when this causes pain in arms or legs or nerve symptoms e.g. pins and needles or numbness)
Our First Contact Physiotherapist is able to assess, diagnose and suggest first line treatment. They can also refer patients for a course of physiotherapy treatment, order investigations or make referrals into secondary care using the same pathways as a GP.
You do not need to see a GP first to book an appointment with our FCP- please call our reception team on 01455 553531.
URGENT GP ADVICE
Patients registered with The Wycliffe Medical Practice who require urgent medical advice can call us from 8am- 8.30am and between 6pm- 6.30pm Monday – Friday to speak to a member of our practice team with access to our Duty Doctor.
For full information about how to access our acute access service and opening times please click on Appointments
Patient and staff safety is our highest priority and to comply with current Government Covid Guidance we have made a number of changes in the surgery to ensure your visit is safe:
- It's mandatory to wear a face covering at all times whilst on practice premises. If you haven’t got a mask you will be asked to leave and get one before attending your appointment.
- To observe social distancing we have put signs on the floors and chairs to ensure patients don’t queue or sit together when in surgery.
- We have employed a one way system around the corridors so patients don’t pass each other in the corridors when attending a face to face appointment.
Help us to beat the virus and we thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Our Opening Hours
Monday: 8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday: 8.00am- 6.30pm
Wednesday:8.00am – 6.30pm*
Thursday: 8.00am - 6.30pm
Friday: 8.00am - 6.30pm
* (CURRENTLY SUSPENDED)We have additional pre-bookable appointments are available between 7am and 8am on Wednesdays for patients who wish to be seen outside of our usual surgery hours
The Practice will be closed for Staff and GP training on the following dates:
11 February 2021
16 March 2021
To the patients of the Wycliffe Medical Practice.
Further to the announcement made by Alberto Costa MP that Feilding Palmer Hospital is to be used as a COVID vaccination centre, we can confirm that the two Lutterworth practices are hoping to start vaccinating patients on Wednesday, 27th January 2021. At the present time, this start date is provisional as we have not had confirmation of the vaccine supply and this may not happen until early next week.
Our current understanding is that this will be the Pfizer vaccine, which would not have been our preferred choice because this requires additional space (as patients need to be observed for 15 mins after having the vaccination). It also requires the two practices to vaccinate around 1000 patients within 72 hours and in order to do this, we need a high throughput of patients. The only way we can deliver this number of vaccines in the required timescale at FPCH is to ask any patients who are invited to attend for a vaccine next week, to initially report to their usual GP practice reception to be booked in. Patients will then be sent over to FPCH (back entrance) to have their vaccination. Whilst we understand that this is inconvenient, we have looked at lots of options but this is the only way that we can make the site work and remain COVID secure due to space constraints at FPCH.
The practices will be contacting patients to book them an appointment when our vaccine supply is confirmed.
The practices are working to a nationally directed plan which sets out the order in which we can vaccinate patients, so our first priority at the Wycliffe practice will be to vaccinate the remaining 130 patients over 80 years old that haven’t yet had their vaccination as they were unable to attend the KUBE. We will then be contacting any 75 -79 year old patients who haven’t yet had their vaccination and then the 70-74 year old age group. We hope that if our vaccine supply is delivered, we will have done the vast majority of our top 4 priority groups by the end of next week; which is 2 weeks before the national plan to immunise these groups.
Please do NOT contact the surgery to enquire about your vaccination as we will be contacting eligible patients in the order described above. The partners at the Wycliffe Medical Practice
Coronavirus Vaccine – Update 25/01/2021
We understand that all patients would like to have a covid vaccination as soon as possible and as a practice we are working hard to immunise as many patients as quickly as possible. At the present time we are working with the other practices in our PCN - Northfield and Hazelmere practices in Blaby , Countesthorpe Health Centre and the Masharani practice to do this.
As of Sunday 24/1/21, 1414 of our patients have had their 1st covid jab which is 13.1% of the practice population. As a comparison as of Thursday 20th January 4,973,248 of the 68 million UK population have had their first covid vaccination.. This is 7.3% of the population so locally we are doing extremely well at rolling out the vaccination to our population. Approximately 300 more patients are scheduled to have vaccination this Friday. This has only been possible due to the hard work of practice staff some of whom have volunteered to do shifts at the KUBE on days off .
Up to this point all of our vaccinations have been delivered from the KUBE at Leicester racecourse which is an excellent building to deliver vaccination at scale but we understand that it is some distance from Lutterworth and we thank all the patients who have made the journey to have their vaccination.
We are working on plans with the local NHS and the Masharani practice to deliver vaccinations from a site in Lutterworth in the very near future, which is likely to be Feilding Palmer Hospital and we will keep patients informed as these develop.
Vaccine supply is a rate limiting step and we get very short notice of supplies allocated to us and it is likely that this will continue to be an issue in the next few weeks. Please be assured that we are working as hard as possible to vaccinate as many patients in the priority groups as we can as quickly as possible
The partners of the Wycliffe Medical Practice
The current priority categories are below, in order of priority:
- Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers;
- All those 80 years of age and over and over and frontline health and social care workers
- All those 75 years of age
- All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals;
Patients will be contacted for their appointment. Please DO NOT contact the Practice to ask when your appointment will be as the reception team will not be able to tell you.
If you are offered a vaccine appointment, we ask that you arrive on time, to make sure that you are wearing a mask and adhere to government social distancing guidelines.
Following on from the above priority categories:
- All those 65 years of age and over;
- All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality;
- All those 60 years of age and over;
- All those 55 years of age and over; and
- All those 50 years of age and over.
The patient allocation is not within our control and we can only vaccinate patients within the above categories, in order of priority. It is likely to take several months to work through the categories so those in the lower categories should not expect to hear from us for quite some time. There is also no confirmed information about vaccinations for patients not included in the above cohorts.
A number of patients will have been expecting their second Covid vaccination and will be receiving a letter to cancel this to enable more first doses to be given. The practice will be in touch with a re-arranged date as soon as we are able. If you have a query about this please phone East Leicestershire & Rutland CCG on 0116 295 7572
Both the Wycliffe and Masharani Practices are working together to deliver the vaccine and we will look to update our websites when we have new information.
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home if you have any of the following:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Loss of sense of smell or taste
If you do have these symptoms you can still contact your GP via telephone and they will advise you on the best course of action. If you already have an appointment (for example with our nursing team) but develop symptoms please let us know asap and DO NOT come to the surgery. If you develop any of these symptoms it’s important to book a Covid test asap and you don’t need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Testing appointments are for anyone aged five and over. They must be booked in advance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested. Anyone who doesn’t have access to the internet can call 119. The service can be accessed by people with hearing or speech difficulties by calling 18001 0300 303 2713.