Heath Lane Surgery

Westfield Avenue, Earl Shilton, Leicester, LE9 7RT

Telephone: 01455 844431

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Clinics & Services

In addition to GP consultations we offer the following clinics some provided by our staff, others provided by attached staff or outside agencies

Minor illness clinics

Nurse lead Minor Illness clinics starting on January 2016.  Nurse Practitioner Alison Crowe has undertaken a qualification in non-medical prescribing which enables her to prescribe medication appropriate to minor illnesses.

Contraception pill checks

In order to improve our systems for patients requesting pill prescriptions, we would like to offer patients an opportunity to complete an essential questionnaire which includes blood pressure, weight and other health questions. This will be reviewed by the nurse and if appropriate a prescription for pill will be issued without the need for a face to face consultation .
Please be advised that you will be asked to make an apt if the form has not been completed fully as it is important that your safe use of the pill is assessed, or if the nurse wishes to discuss further any concerns.

DOWNLOAD The Questionnaire for Annual Review Of Oral Contraceptive Pills

If you would prefer a face to face consultation please book apt for pill check as normal

Employee’s statement of sickness to claim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

For SSP purposes, an employer is not entitled to ask for a medical certificate, signed by a doctor, for the first seven days of absence from work due to incapacity. The employee is only required to notify the employer of the incapacity and provide self-certification of their incapacity, in writing.
Form SC2 is available for this use, or the employer may provide employees with their own form or accept a letter giving the information they require in order to consider SSP entitlement.
You can obtain these from the surgery, alternatively click on the link below.

Employee’s statement of sickness (SC2)

Shingles clinics

The national shingles immunisation programme has been introduced by the department of health to help protect those most at risk of shingles.

This programme has been running for a number of years and we are pleased to advise you that we can offer shingles vaccines to the following age groups

Those aged 70 years

Those aged 78 years

We will be writing to all eligible patients. Once you receive your invite , please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment within the shingles clinic to receive this important vaccine.

Please note if you have previously declined an invite for the shingles vaccination but would now like to receive it please contact the surgery to arrange and appointment.

Meningitis ACWY (teenagers)

This summer all 17 and 18 year olds in year 13 at school, and first time university students up to the age of 25 will be offered the meningitis ACWY vaccine as part of the NHS vaccination programme, within their GP surgery.

The meningitis ACWY vaccine protects against the 4 main groups of bacteria that cause meningitis and septicaemia.

If you are in year 13 at school, and are registered at the practice, we will be contacting you to invite you to make an appointment to receive this vaccine. If you are a first time university student who is not currently in year 13, and you are aged 25 years or below, please contact the surgery to make an appointment to receive this important vaccine.
All teenagers aged 14-18 years will eventually receive this vaccine either at their GP surgery or via the school based vaccination programme.

Long Term Conditions

Long term conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, pre-diabetes, asthma and COPD are regularly reviewed by the practice nurses where blood tests, appropriate investigations and lifestyle advice is given.

Young People

The full range of services are available to all registered young people, including sexual health and can be accessed via a telephone consultation or booking an appointment.

Sexual Health Services – Extended hours

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust provide these services throughout the region including free, confidential contraception sexual health advice. Sexual Health Services across Leicestershire and Rutland are now opening an extended hours service at key sites across the region.

St Peters Health Centre and Loughborough Health Centre, will be open from:

  • 9am-8pm Monday – Friday and 9am-3pm Saturday.  The last client will be accepted 30 minutes before the end of the day’s session, with regular clinic times for men only, women only and young people

For new opening times and nearest clinic information service users should call 0300 124 0102 or alternatively visit https://www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk/ 

Chlamydia is easy to test for and easy to treat.  Click HERE to request a free postal testing kit.

Health Checks

Health checks are encouraged for all our patients. If you are aged between 16 and 75 and would like a health check and advice on your health please make an appointment with the nurse. Please bring a urine sample when attending your appointment.

If you are over 75, we can offer an annual health check with the nurse at the surgery, or at home if you are house bound.

If we are aware that you are a carer, you will be offered an annual health check.

NHS Health Check Programme

The national NHS Health Check programme aims to prevent heart disease, stroke,diabetes, kidney disease, and certain types of dementia.  Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors, are eligible (once every 5 years) to have a check to assess their risk of any of the above conditions and will be given support and advice to help them reduce or manage that risk.

For more information please visit the NHS website >>> https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-health-check

Or you can download the leaflet NHS Health Check Leaflet

Dementia Awareness

If you are aged between 65 and 74 years and are eligilble for a NHS Health Check the practice will offer you information on the signs and symptoms of dementia and when appropriate your GP can assess you further and refer you to a memory service.  The link below provides further information.

If you require any further information please download the leaflets provided using the links below.

NHS Health Check Leaflet

NHS Health Check Dementia Leaflet


This practice is taking part in this study to find out more please click on the poster information GENVASC Poster. This study runs along side the NHS Health Check Programme and patients will be asked if they are willing to take part in the study.

Immunisation of Children

Clinics are held on Thursday between 10.00-12.00. Appointments are sent out by the Health Authority; please bring your computer card with you. If you are delegating the responsibility of bringing your child for immunisation to another person (i.e. grandparent, child minder etc.) please provide a letter of written consent for your child to be vaccinated. Click here for more information.

Immunisation for Foreign Travel

Please make an appointment with the nurse at least 6 to 8 weeks before you travel. Please complete a travel questionnaire and bring this to your appointment. The questionnaire can be collected from reception or downloaded via the above tab.

Please be aware that not all travel vaccines are available free of charge.  You will be advised by the nurse if a charge is applicable before vaccinations can be given.

Prescriptions for Malaria tablets

Please note that some countries have a form of malaria which requires medication that is only available on a private prescription or at a specific travel health clinic.  A charge of £9.00 will be made for issue of a private prescription for malaria tablets.

This charge would be in addition to the cost of the actual medication

Minor Surgery

Our specially equipped treatment room allows us to do some minor operations under local anaesthetic. The GPs refer patients onto the waiting list.

Well Man/Woman

These offer cervical smears, chest & breast awareness advice, blood pressure, urine and weight checks. Appointments are with the nurse.

Home Visits:

Home visits facility are available to housebound patients or those too unwell to come to the surgery (these visits will be triaged by a clinician before being confirmed). If you are requesting a Home Visit, we ask you to contact the surgery before 11:00am.



What is Kooth?

In LLR CYP aged 11-18 can now access counselling online through our locally commissioned Kooth website https://www.kooth.com
Kooth.com is an award winning FREE online counselling and wellbeing service, providing emotional and psychological support and advice for children and young people.
Kooth.com is Anonymous, Confidential, Safe and Easy to use – Young people can make up their username when they sign up and chat privately with a trainer counsellor, or get involved in our magazine and online community or through our forums.

  • Available when young people need it – 24 hours. Messaging and chat rooms open till 10pm – 365 days per year to drop in and talk to someone. Counsellors are available from 12 noon till 10pm, Monday to Friday and from 6pm-10pm on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Professional and personal – Young people can read about and choose which counsellor to contact. All our online counsellors are qualified, experienced and have enhanced DBS checks.
  • Flexible – Young people have the choice to drop in when they want, or if preferred can arrange a booked time to talk with a counsellor.
    A joined up service –links with schools, community based services and health services to make sure young people get the best help they need at the time they need it.

Solihull Approach Parenting Courses

We are delighted to announce that a range of free online parenting courses are available for all residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland right now.  The Solihull Approach courses cover concerns that parents often face with children, from before they are born to early adulthood, including physical and mental health, understanding their feelings and how to build better relationships.

The courses include the same content as you would receive in a typical face-to-face parenting group run by health visitors. They are available in 108 languages, with voiceovers in English and Urdu. Each course has several different components, and they can be accessed at any time and any place.

The courses include:

  • Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
  • Understanding your baby
  • Understanding your child – 0-19 years
  • Understanding your child with additional needs
  • Understanding the impact of the pandemic on your teenager
  • Understanding your teenager’s brain
  • Understanding your brain
  • Understanding your child’s feelings
  • Understanding your child’s mental health and wellbeing
  • Understanding your relationships
  • Further courses are currently in development, including a specific course for supporting children and young people with possible neurodevelopmental conditions.

All courses are free to access for anyone with an LLR postcode – it just requires users to create an account to access them – and they are available for the next two years. More details, including how to register and access the courses, are available at: https://solihullapproachparenting.com/online-courses-leicestershire

For more information please see: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/news/new-free-online-courses-for-parents-in-leicester-leicestershire-and-rutland/


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  • Monday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Thursday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Friday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
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