Measham Medical UnitHigh StreetMeashamDerbyshire, DE12 7HRTel: 01530 270667
This is provided in regular clinics. Your doctor or health visitor will refer you if necessary.
The unit provides a completely confidential Family Planning service. Please make an appointment with the doctor. Emergency Contraception: you need to make an appointment to see a doctor within 48 hours, of unprotected sex. Some chemists will provide emergency contraception without a prescription, but for a charge. However, if you are using the chemist in Measham you will need a prescription to obtain emergency contraception.
Our team of Health Care Assistants provide the following services:
One of our healthcare assistants is teamed with our nursing team and provides the following services:
Mrs Diane Watts, Mrs Ann Lee, Mrs Anne Sellwood and Mrs Julie Williams provide special clinics for diabetes, asthma, heart disease management and advice on the menopause. They offer a cervical smear service (as do most doctors – please ask.)
Travel injections are available through our travel service. If you are travelling abroad our Travel Clerks will deal with all the administration. Please collect a Travel Form from Reception or Download and Print the Questionnaire from the Travel Vaccination page, please complete the questionnaires and return to us within a minimum of 6 weeks before your departure date. If you are needing any vaccinations and it is under the 6 week period then we may ask you to contact a Private Travel Clinic instead. Extra charges are made for protection against some illness, such as Rabies, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis and Malaria.You can find more information including our online travel form on the above tab.
Liquid Nitrogen - Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy is a technique of freezing lesions on the skin and can be a useful way of shrinking/removing things like verrucas, warts etc.
The doctor will be able to freeze the lesion with liquid nitrogen at Measham Medical Unit, if it is appropriate to do so.
We provide shared care during your pregnancy between our midwife and a named GP of your choice. If you know you are pregnant you can book your first appointment with the Midwife without seeing a GP. The midwife will offer you a choice of Hospitals for your delivery and the option of a home confinement if appropriate. Antenatal workshops are also provided. The midwifery service will also come and see you and your baby at home during the post natal period.
Information on Pelvic Floor Exercises
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Travel injections are available through our travel service. If you are travelling abroad our Travel Clerks will deal with all the administration.
Please collect a Travel Form from Reception or Download and Print the Questionnaire below, please complete the questionnaires and return to us a minimum of 6 weeks before your departure date. If you are needing any vaccinations and it is under the 6 week period then we may ask you to contact a Private Travel Clinic instead. Extra charges are made for protection against some illness, such as Rabies, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis and Malaria.
Once you have completed and in your Travel Questionnaire to the best of your knowledge, one of our Travel Clerks will contact you if you require any vaccinations or advice pre-travel and discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. They will then book you in with one of the practice nurse for an appointment/appointments for whatever course of vaccination you may need before you go on your travels.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Our Travel Information
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Private Travel information below:
Private Travel Clinic's
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Measham Medical Unit is piloting a project on behalf of North West Leicestershire County Council to enable people over the age of 65 to claim benefits they may not be aware they are entitled to.
North West Leicestershire help pensioners to claim over £100,000 in housing and council tax benefit.
In the UK millions of pounds each year go unclaimed in various benefits. In North West Leicestershire we are committed to making sure as many people as possible get ALL the benefits they are entitled to and provide a free and confidential benefit check that is completed in the privacy of your own home.
The council have two dedicated visiting officers who can visit you at home and complete all the relevant forms to claim help with your council tax and/or rent payments. They can also give advice on other state benefits that you may be entitled to and refer you to the appropriate people to help you claim these benefits.
Nationally 2.5 million Pensioners are living in poverty and 50% of the over 60’s pay too much Council tax. By having this free and confidential benefit check completed we can get this figure reduced.
In the first 4 months of the benefit take up campaign in North West Leicestershire we have awarded over £100,000 in unclaimed benefits to people who had not previously claimed benefits or tried to claim. Some customers received up to 52 weeks backdated benefit entitlement, it could be you!
You may be entitled to help if you are on a low income even if you already receive a 25% discount on your council tax (this is not benefit it is Single Persons discount) or have other people living with you (i.e. relatives and/or friends even if they work full time).
Normally you would not be entitled to claim if you have savings or investments of more than £16000 but this is not always the case. You may be entitled to other benefits if you are in poor health, your weekly income is low or you care for someone.
If you think you may be entitled to claim help with your council tax and/or rent please contact our visiting officers for a confidential chat and advice.
One quick call is all that it takes to start the process. Make that call and claim your share of the unclaimed millions!
Please ring Mrs Buckley or Mrs Neilson on 01530 454491 today!!
The Surgery Shuttle – ‘The Gift of a Lift’
For patients over the age of 55 and who have either poor mobility and/or transport difficulties. The Measham Medical Unit Shuttle Bus offers a free and flexible service to any patient who needs the gift of a lift in order to get down to the surgery.
If you are over the age of 55 and feel you fit the criteria, please feel free to call the surgery and enquire about the service.
On the 22nd February 2010 Measham Medical Unit launched its new patient transport service.
A generous donation from The Barbara Boardman-Weston Charitable Fund, has kindly purchased and fully funded a new 15 seat minibus.
Mrs Boardman-Weston lived locally and was a patient at the surgery for many years. It was her wish that better facilities were made available to our elderly people when visiting the Unit. When approached by Mrs Boardman-Weston’s family, doctors and staff at the surgery met and decided that patient transportation was a problem for many patients.
Some of our patients live in villages with little or no direct public transport to Measham and often rely on the good will of family and friends.
As a result of this generous donation, we have been fortunate to purchase a new 15 seat minibus, with full adaptation to allow for patients who use wheelchairs or walking aids. It has a fully automatic tail-lift together with easy access low steps and handrails to help patients that may have problems accessing normal cars and buses.
The service has been fully funded by The Charitable Trust and as a result there will be no charge to our patients. The service is available for patients over 55 years of age who have a mobility or transportation difficulties.
The minibus can be booked by telephone at the time of making your appointment or in person with our reception staff.
On behalf of The Boardman-Weston family and all our staff at Measham Medical Unit we hope ‘THE GIFT OF A LIFT’ will be a great success and benefit to our elderly patients.
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