Bus Users Group Meeting
Tuesday 26th March 2019, The Museum, Catmose, Oakham, 10.15 am – 11.45 am
Changes to Blood Glucose Monitoring from the DVLA
New guidelines will make testing requirements simpler for drivers with insulin treated diabetes. Drivers who treat their diabetes with insulin will have greater choice in how they test their glucose levels under new guidelines published by the DVLA. Read more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-guidelines-will-make-testing-requirements-simpler-for-drivers-with-insulin-treated-diabetes
Your Health Matters
Get Health Ready without the Hassle Join us for information here at ‘The Castle’ Come along to The Castle in Oakham on: Thursday 27 June – 10:00am to 2:00pm There will be lots of information on early diagnosis of cancer and how to live well and healthy with and beyond cancer (and other long term… Read more »
Better Care Together Workshop on 26th February
Better Care Together Workshop on 26th February – to discuss Community Services Redesign Dear all, Residents across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) have the opportunity to get involved in designing how community services provided by Leicester Partnership Trust (such as community nursing, intensive community support services and community beds) are provisioned. Several workshop events are… Read more »
VITRUCARE UPDATE (from Dynamic Health Systems)
Due to technical difficulties, you have not been able to use your VitruCare account over the last month, there was a major disruption in the NHS data centre that had damaged some of the VitruCare system software which needed to be repaired. The systems securing your data remained entirely intact and safe but we sincerely… Read more »
February Exercise Referral Events
Saturday 9th February Catmose One Big Weekend is this weekend! It is a great chance to have a look at what sessions the centre has and have a try at them. The best thing is it’s FREE. There will be advice from people who teach each programme too. With lots of fun games and a… Read more »
Official launch of the Resilient Rutland project
The Resilient Rutland project supports mental health and wellbeing to every child in our county and will reach parents, teachers and the wider community. Read the press release here. Learn more about Resilient Rutland here.
Service Personnel, Reservists, Veterans and Service Families
Healthwatch Rutland have developed an Armed Forces survey in partnership with Rutland County Council, Harborough District Council and South Kesteven District Council. The survey is now live and will run until April 2019. They are encouraging all serving members of the Armed Forces, Reservists, Veterans and extended family members to complete the survey, which will… Read more »
Flu jabs are for the over 65 year olds, pregnant patients and those patients with a chronic disease. Healthy children aged 2 and 3 as at 31st August 2018 are eligible for a nasal spray vaccination. Please contact the Empingham Medical Surgery to book your appointment.
Empingham Medical Centre are now a Parkrun affiliated practice! We are linked to the Rutland Parkrun and look forward to our staff and patients taking part in 2019. Happy New Year! Here’s the link to the RCGP Parkrun website: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/our-programmes/clinical-priorities/parkrun-practice.aspx
New leaflet for carers available here. The new Supporting Carers leaflet, funded by a Better Care Fund grant, provides advice for carers on how to get support in their role as well as contact numbers and tips from local carers. The free leaflet has been developed in response to feedback from carers’ forums and the latest… Read more »
What should I keep in my first aid kit?
It’s important to have a well-stocked first aid kit in your home so you can deal with minor accidents and injuries.
Your first aid kit should be locked and kept in a cool, dry place out of the reach of children.
Many people also keep a small first aid kit in their car for emergencies.
Steady Steps – Falls Prevention New Classes Are you over 65? Do you feel unsteady on your feet? Have you previously fallen or worry about falling? Would you like to improve your balance? The 24 week exercise programme comprise of tailored seated and standing exercise including; balance & endurance, dynamic balance, floor exercised (if appropriate),… Read more »
Chrismas Opening Times
Find out Empingham Surgery’s Christmas Opening Times
Carers Rights Day
Most Community Healthcare takes place at home which is why it is important to involve carers. Carers Rights Day is your opportunity to speal to a range of health and social care professionals and meet your local voluntary organisations which will support you to care for your future needs.
The PPG Welcomes Your Input
The Patient Participation Group Welcomes Your Input The purpose of the group is to promote an exchange of information and ideas between the practice and their patients. Attendance at every meeting, 4 a year at the moment, is not mandatory and they are fairly informal. A TOPICAL PRESENTATION IS ARRANGED FOR EACH MEETING. We would… Read more »
Urgent Care Centres
Urgent care centres treat patients for injuries and illnesses that require immediate attention, but are not life-threatening. They offer more choice and increased access to healthcare at weekends, bank holidays and evenings. This means you can be seen and treated quicker than ever before. You can be treated for a range minor illnesses and injuries… Read more »
Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing
Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns. Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community. The team of health professionals at your local pharmacy can offer help and… Read more »
Rutland Reminders Therapy through singing for people with dementia Rutland Reminders is a local group of dedicated Volunteers, formed in 2010, for people with dementia and their carers. They meet monthly to sing old, well-loved songs with refreshments afterwards to chat. On the third Tuesday of each month they meet in Oakham; on the second… Read more »
Age UK Rutland Macmillan Volunteer Befriending Support
In partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support the service is available to anyone over the age of 18 who has been affected by cancer. Support is available at whatever stage of the cancer journey you are at by providing a listening ear and companionship, providing information and helping support health and wellbeing.
Rutland Young Carers Leaflet
Rutland County Council works with Young Carers who live or attend school in Rutland. Providing various support including a safe place where young people are able to meet monthly and take part in a range of fun activities and opportunities. Young Carers – Booklet 2018
Leicestershire & Rutland Mental Health Wellbeing and Recovery Service
To refer yourself to the service or just to find out what they offer, simply call 0300 323 0189 to speak to one of their team. Alternatively, your GP or other social care/healthcare professional can call them to make a referral. http://www.mentalhealthmatters.com/service/leicestershire-rutland-wellbeing-service/
NHS GP Patient Survey
See how your GP practice is doing or compare practices here
Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them puts you and your family at risk
Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them puts you and your family at risk. Taking antibiotics encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means that antibiotics may not work when you really need them. This puts you and your family at risk. Take your doctor’s advice.
Living with diabetes? Manage your health online 24/7
There are currently 4 million people in the UK living with diabetes. GP online services provide patients – particularly those with long-term conditions, such as type 1 and type 2 diabetes – with a convenient way to better manage their health. David Calver, a patient living with diabetes, explained why he signed up for GP… Read more »
Future of Healthwatch in Rutland Press Release
Rutland County Council have accepted the views of Rutland people and the advice of officers and made the decision in cabinet that there will continue to be a Rutland-specific Healthwatch. You can find further details here
Quick Poll Survey: Your Views about GP Services 2017
With the ongoing pressure on the NHS and GP’s we wanted to understand patient perspective regarding issues surrounding being seen by a Nurse instead of a GP and the support is available for Carers in GP practices. We framed our questions around three areas in order to gather patient perspectives: Online services for registered patients… Read more »
Safety and Welfare of Children and Adults
Concerns re Children: Rutland 01572 758407. Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team 0116 2551606 after 5pm, weekends and bank holidays Concerns re Adults: Rutland Council 01572 722577. Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team 0116 2551606 after 5pm, weekends and bank holidays If a child, young person or adult is in immediate danger please contact the… Read more »
Changes to repeat prescriptions ordering
Changes to repeat prescriptions ordering With immediate effect all GP practices in East Leicestershire and Rutland will be asking patients to order repeat prescriptions directly from their GP practice rather than via automated services offered through pharmacies. Patients who require additional support to manage their medicines will have this provided by their GP practice or… Read more »
Smoking Cessation Services
WITH EFFECT FROM 1ST APRIL 2017 IF YOU LIVE IN RUTLAND (INCLUDING RYHALL AND KETTON) Service provided by Rutland Access Partnership Self-referral via: www.rutlandrap.org.uk Tel: 01572 725805 Call in to the Citizens Advice Bureau at 56 High Street, Oakham LE15 6AL IF YOU LIVE IN LINCOLNSHIRE: Service provided by Quit51 Self-referral via: email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0800 622 6968… Read more »
Join dementia research (JDR)
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in Partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society have developed ‘Join Dementia Research’ (JDR). This new service allows people to register their interest in participating in dementia research and be matched to suitable studies. https://www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk/
“Patients in East Leicestershire and Rutland to be asked to buy medicines at pharmacies and supermarkets for common, short term illnesses” Paracetamol can be purchased from a wide range of shops and supermarkets. When you choose to get paracetamol for ‘free’ from the pharmacist or GP it actually costs the taxpayer and NHS about £10…. Read more »
Rutland Community Wellness Service
A new service aiming to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Rutland has recently been launched. This service offers a single point of access to a variety of useful information and support services which includes: Short term support – access to services to promote health and independence Longer term support – enabling… Read more »
We have had to make the hard decision to stop providing an ear syringing service at the practice with effect from 17 NOVEMBER 2016 . Unfortunately this is a service that is no longer subsidised by the NHS and so we no longer have the funding or the resources to undertake this work. In addition… Read more »
Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations
If you are aged 18 or 19 on 31st August 2016, or are aged 19-25 and entering University or further education for the first time you may be eligible for a Meningitis ACWY vaccination. Please contact the surgery if you would like to arrange an appointment. Further information can be found on the NHS website.
Letter to Patients Further Information Podiatry Service Leaflet Podiatry Service – First Appointment Information Need to apply for an assessment? Please download the application form; print, complete and return to address indicated: Podiatry Referral Form Alternatively, apply online by completing the form here
National Diabetes Audit
This GP practice is taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. The project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA). For more information please view the below leaflets: National Diabetes Audit: helping to improve diabetes care National Diabetes Audit: how your information is used to help improve… Read more »
How we use your health records
Patients can learn more about why the NHS collects information about their health and the care they receive in a new leaflet called How we use your Health Records. Sharing health information helps the NHS to provide patients with the best care possible and improve services for everyone. It can also help to predict future… Read more »