Welcome to Leander Family Practice where we are aspiring towards providing you with an equitable quality NHS service.
Through this website we hope to improve services to all of our patients and enable you to find the information you are looking for easily and when you need it. You can order repeat prescriptions online and can find out information about medical conditions and diseases through our patient information service via NHS Choices. We hope to keep you up to date with all the latest practice news and developments.
Please note - despite some lockdown restrictions being eased, General Practice surgeries are still following Government guidelines and only seeing urgent/emergency patients face to face.
Most routine appointments have been suspended and we are operating a telephone or video consultation service instead. When it is safe for you and our staff to re-open the surgery fully we will.
Thank you for your understanding during this very difficult time.
If your child is unwell and you need advice from the practice then please contact us as you usually would. Please do not delay contacting your practice and seeking advice if you and your child need it. During the COVID19 pandemic, don’t come to the practice – contact us first. See the attached link for more details:
Please click on the tab above to find out about our exciting new way of booking appointments, Doctorlink.
Emergency medication service when you run out via NHS 111:
The NHS CPCS (Community Pharmacist Consultation Service) allows patients' access to an emergency supply of medication if they run out when their GP surgery is closed, or if the usual 48 hour wait means they may be without medication for a period of time. By ringing NHS 111 free a patient may be given the option to attend another healthcare provider locally to collect a limited number of medications, allowing them time to request their medications through the usual channels at their own surgery.
Please watch the animation below for guidance on using the service:
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR)
IMPORTANT ALERT - MEASLES OUTBREAK
We have been notified by Public Health England that there is an ongoing measles outbreak in this area, amongst others. We urge anyone that hasn't previously had the MMR vaccine to consider having it.
For more information on measles, visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles/
Please note that if you are ringing for an emergency GP appointment for a child or another person that has a suspicious rash, please inform the receptionist when you call, thank you.
Stay Well Pharmacy Scheme launched by NHS England:
Your local Pharmacy should be your first port of call for minor illnesses. It is estimated that around 18 million GP appointments and 2.1 million visits to A&E are for minor, self-treatable conditions such as coughs and stomach troubles, costing the NHS more than £850 million each year. Please leave your GP and local A&E services for those patients' that are sickest and really need them; start to visit your local Pharmacy for advice and support from qualified healthcare staff who will can easily re-direct you to more appropriate services if they feel it's necessary.
Our NHS is in a critical condition - please help us to make it better!
EPS - Electronic Prescribing Service
Leander Family Practice offers an Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS), a free NHS Service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from. If you use a regular chemist/pharmacy for your medications your prescription can be sent electronically from the GP surgery to your nominated chemist/pharmacy. This is the preferred method for collection of medicines during the coronavirus pandemic. For more information please speak to your pharmacy about EPS now or go to www.hscis.gov.uk/eps. To nominate a pharamcy please look under our repeat prescription tab.
Visit Your Pharmacy First For Minor Ailments
We are delighted to inform our patients about the Pharmacy Minor Ailments scheme which offers access to medicines, often free of charge, health advice and treatment from their local pharmacy without requiring prescriptions or vouchers. For further information, click our Pharmacy First tab.
NHS 111 Service