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
Coronavirus Vaccine – Update 11/01/2021
As everyone is now aware both the Wycliffe Medical Practice and the Masharani Practice have been working with colleagues in the South Blaby & Lutterworth PCN (Primary Care Network) to deliver Covid vaccinations to our patients in order of clinical priority and vaccine availability.
Vaccinations are currently being offered to patients based on their level of risk and these priority groups are determined centrally by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
Our current vaccination clinics are being held at The Kube, Leicester Racecourse, Oadby and so far we have vaccinated 800 patients from the Lutterworth Area since Christmas.
N/B: There are plans to start providing vaccinations in the Lutterworth area, however as of yet nothing has been confirmed and its vitally important that patients with confirmed appointments at the Kube attend this appointment and do not cancel…
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.