30 November 2018
Two of the PPG committee members spent a half day shadowing staff at the Practice. The objective was to get a behind the scenes overview of the daily work & challenges.
Angela shadowed Dr Pearson. Her report is here
Richard shadowed reception staff. His report is here.
19 November 2018
A public meeting –Better Care Together– took place at RCC offices to present and discuss changes to hospitals in East Leicester & Rutland (ELR). A copy of a report about the meeting can be found here..
15 November 2018
At our public meeting Drs Bietz & Pearson gave informative presentations concerning the Practice appointments & telephone systems. Some very valuable information is contained in a PowerPoint presentation they gave. It can be found here. If you are not familiar with PowerPoint a hard copy of the presentation can be obtained from the Practice reception.
08 March 2018
Ear syringing can now be done at Oakham Medical Practice.
Book an appointment with a nurse who will check your ears and, if necessary, will book an appointment with the ear syringing clinic. See FAQs below for more…
07 March 2018
There is an increase of Avian Influenza (bird flu) in wild life reported. Public Health England advises that the risk to public health from avian influenza is very low.
As a precaution, you should avoid contact with sick, dying or dead poultry and wild birds, avoid contact with surfaces contaminated with bird faeces and avoid untreated feathers. Bird & poultry keepers must adhere to the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone laws that are in place throughout England.
The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has advised that the majority of dead wild birds will not have Avian Influenza infection. But caution is advised.
For more details visit the DEFRA website or call them on 03459 33 55 77.
12th September 2017
Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland are seeking volunteers for the Macmillan Befriending Project. See www.ageukleics.org.uk
If you are over 18 and would like more information please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01572 823 942 / 07711 325 517
12th September 2017
In an attempt to reduce medicines wastage which totalled £1.8 million across East Leicestershire and Rutland last year, patients will now be required to order their repeat prescriptions directly with their GP practice, with effect from their next repeat prescription order.
East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (ELR CCG) is advising patients through their GP practice and local pharmacies about changes that have been made to how repeat prescriptions are ordered.
Dr Andy Ker, local GP and Clinical Vice-Chair of ELR CCG, said:
“We are wasting a huge amount of money each year paying for medicines that are not used and ultimately wasted.
“Medicines wastage occurs for a number of reasons, of which we have found one of the main causes being the over-ordering of repeat prescriptions. We are committed to reducing this waste and are now asking for patients across our communities to support us in reducing the amount of waste we produce.