We offer the following clinics and services

Asthma / COPD

Annual reviews are undertaken by Sister Debbie Blanchard. During these reviews patients will have a check of lung function, and be given advice on acute asthma attacks. Advice is available for those wishing to stop smoking, avoid trigger factors and improve lifestyle.

Blood Clinic – Phlebotomy

The Surgery operates a blood clinic every weekday morning from 8.00 am – 12.30 pm.

All appointments at the blood clinic are bookable in advance by phoning or asking our patient services team.

Cervical Smear Testing

Smear tests are conducted by our Practice Nurses, and the Cytology Department in Leicester will send you a reminder when you are next due – normally 3 yearly for women aged 25-50, and 5 yearly for those over 50, unless advised differently by your GP.

Child Immunisations

Appointments for childhood immunisations are sent directly by the Health Authority. Our immunisation clinic is every Tuesday afternoon.

Coronary Heart Disease

Patients who have had angina, heart attacks or coronary by-pass grafts are offered an annual review with one of the nurses. You will be asked to attend for cholesterol blood testing two weeks beforehand. Blood pressure, cholesterol, diet, exercise, alcohol, smoking and weight and medication will be reviewed, and flu and pneumonia vaccinations will be offered. It will be ensured that the necessary preventative medication is prescribed.

Cholesterol control and regular exercise can prevent heart disease.


We offer all diabetic patients an annual review with our diabetic specialist nurse. Patients will be asked to attend for blood tests two weeks beforehand. During the appointment blood sugar, blood cholesterol readings, blood pressure, foot and eye care, along with kidney function will all be assessed. Advice will also be given on diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol, also flu and pneumonia vaccinations will be offered.

Diabetic Retinopathy screening is offered annually by a mobile unit from the University Hospitals of Leicester.

Family Planning and Contraception

Contraception advice is available from all our doctors and Advanced Practitioner Sue Legg. All consultations are strictly confidential, including for those patients under 16.

Let’s Talk – Wellbeing


You may be eligible for help if you are aged 16 or over and registered with a GP practice in Leicestershire County or Rutland.

Find out more about how to self refer…

Looking after your heart : QRISK2 score explained

We use a computerised scoring tool called QRISK2 to estimate a ‘risk score’ (as a percentage) of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 10years. The higher the score, the greater the risk.

The tool uses the information in your medical records, including the following:

  • Age, gender, ethnicity, postcode (deprivation score)
  • Blood pressure, cholesterol level, body mass index (height and weight), smoking status
  • Existing medical conditions, e.g. diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney disease
  • Treatment for blood pressure
  • Family history of angina, heart attack (in relatives under 60 years)

New guidance from NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) suggests that anyone with score of more than 10% should be offered an interventional treatment.

The treatment plan would include lifestyle modification (e.g. stop smoking, dietary changes), lowering blood pressure and use of a cholesterol lowering medication – statin.

Statin medication can lower your risk of heart attack and stroke by around 25%. This is referred to as ‘primary prevention’.

Further information can be found on the links below.

Please contact the Practice for an appointment with your GP if you would like to discuss further or would like to commence on a statin.

Further Information

Physiotherapist Direct Service

To arrange an initial telephone consultation with a physiotherapist please call 0300 300 0046

Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 4.00 pm

Please make sure you have the following ready:

  • Your NHS number
  • Your current address and mobile/home number
  • Next of kin contact phone number
  • GP Surgery name/address

Once our Booking Centre staff have taken your details, we will arrange a telephone consultation with one of our qualified physiotherapists.

NHS Health Checks

NHS Health Checks are open to those aged 40-74 who do not already have heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia. You can find out more on the NHS website.


Patients are now able to self-refer via an online application provided on the Leicestershire Partnership NHS trust website.
Please find the link below to visit their website to find out more.


Self-Care, treating lower back pain

Most lower back pain will get better by itself, without the need for medical intervention. The CCGs have developed a self-care website that includes the latest advice on treating lower back pain.

Website: staystrongllr.wordpress.com

Smoking Cessation Service

Do you want to quit smoking? Citizens Advice Rutland can help! You are 4 times more likely to quit with our programme, than on your own.

Citizens Advice offer:

  • Free, friendly, non-judgemental support and advice.
  • Weekly appointments by phone or in person.
  • A variety of options to help you quit.
  • A call or text in between appointments to help you stay on track.

Call 01572 725805
Visit www.rutlandrap.org.uk or drop into:
Citizens Advice Rutland
56 high Street
LE15 6AL.

They can help you every step of the way!


A travel clinic is held regularly to give advice and to arrange the necessary immunisations for those people travelling abroad. Please allow plenty of time before travelling, as some courses of injections take up to 3 months to complete.

You will need to complete a ‘travel form‘ which is obtainable from patient services or you can complete online; this must be completed before making an appointment with the nurse.

Please note that travel vaccinations do not form a part of General Medical Services and will normally have to be paid for prior to any programme of immunisations beginning. The patient services team will advise at the time of making any bookings.

Oakham Medical Practice are no longer providing private travel vaccines to our patients (or temporary visitors to the area).  However, we continue to offer appointments for travel vaccine advice and will also provide the free NHS travel vaccines.

Which travel vaccines are free?

The following travel vaccines are available free on the NHS.

These vaccines are free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.

Which travel vaccines will I have to pay for?

You’ll have to pay for travel vaccinations against (these vaccinations will not be offered at Oakham Medical Practice):

Yellow fever vaccines are only available from designated centres (Oakham Medical Centre is currently going through the removal process as a registered centre) which in Rutland currently includes, Boot Pharmacy (High Street, Oakham), Uppingham Surgery, Day Lewis Pharmacy and Rutland Late Night Pharmacy.  Patients should also speak to these providers regarding all other private vaccine requirements.

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