Supporting your recovery after COVID-19
As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.
These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.
Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.
We are unable to issue Covid Passport certificates at the practice.
Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions.
The NHS App can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.
Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.
Please be aware we are using a new system to book Covid-19 vaccinations, this is called AccuBook. You may receive a text from us with a link to book your appointment. We will continue to contact patients by other methods for those who cannot receive SMS messages.
Your GP practice is open: but you will notice some differences
Along with all GP Practices in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, we are delivering the covid vaccination programme. This is the biggest immunisation programme in the history of the NHS in response to one of the most serious challenges to public health the world has faced. This vital work will prevent thousands of people suffering serious illness or hospitalisation. We are proud to be involved in this essential work.
We also know that our patients continue to need our help with all the usual health care needs they have. So, although we are very busy we remain open to provide the care you need. It's important to:
- get medical help if you think you need it
- keep any appointments or procedures you have booked – unless you’re told not to go
- go to hospital if you’re advised to
However, during this busy time and with Covid still a significant threat to people’s health we ask for your ongoing co-operation and understanding to help us help you. This means:
- We may have to rearrange appointments or clinics, sometimes at short notice;
- To prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) there have been changes to GP appointments. But it's still important to get help from us if you need it. You can contact your GP surgery by:
- visiting our website
- using the NHS App (see below)
- calling us
- You can also order repeat prescriptions online.
- You will only be asked to visit the surgery if absolutely necessary. We will advise you about what to do. A phone or video call with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional may be booked for you. We will discuss the best option with you.
- Reception staff may ask you a few questions about your condition to make sure you get the right care you need. They will never make a clinical decision about whether you need see a doctor but will be able to advise you about what the alternatives are if appropriate;
- Your local pharmacist can provide advice and treatments for minor ailments and conditions and without the need to book an appointment;
- Often you can use self –care to meet your health needs. The best place to get accurate health information is the NHS website. The NHS website has information and advice on medical conditions and symptoms, common medicines, healthy lifestyle
- Go Digital! The NHS has a range of Apps that can help you look after yourself. You can use online services and apps that may allow you to: Visit Health at home to take control of your health and wellbeing with advice and information on self-care, conditions, treatments and medicines. You can use online services and apps that may allow you to:
- order repeat prescriptions
- see parts of your health record, including test results
- book, check or cancel appointments
- If you have an urgent care need you can also call NHS 111 which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- The NHS APP is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or table
Thank you very much for your continued support and please continue to follow the public health advice and stay safe during this pandemic.
Welcome to Northfield Medical Centre
Welcome to the Northfield Medical Centre website. We serve the area of Leicestershire with a population of over 11500 patients.
Northfield Medical Centre has modern facilities, disabled facilities and car parking.
Northfield Medical Centre aspires to offer high quality holistic care to all our patients, involving them in the decisions that affect their health. We believe that the best possible care can be offered by working closely with all providers, both in the community and within the hospital setting.
As a training/teaching practice, we strive to provide excellent training for the GP's of tomorrow, helping them to understand that General Practice can offer so much.
We hope you find our website informative and helpful. If you would like to get in touch with feedback about the website, please visit the contact section for ways of getting in touch.
*Online consultations submitted by midday will receive a same-day response (with the exception of weekends and bank holidays). Online Consultations received after midday or out of hours, will receive a response on our next working day.
Access & Facilities
At Northfield Medical Centre reserved parking spaces for the disabled are marked near the front door and there is wheelchair access to the building at the front entrance.
Patient services are provided at ground floor level and a disabled patients' WC is provided near the front entrance. If access proves difficult to any of our patients we would be happy to consider any suggestions for improvement.
(Site updated 16/07/2021)