111 Service - If you need urgent medical care when the surgery is closed please dial 111. Please refer to the opening times when we are closed section. If you feel you need to see a GP today we will ensure that you are able to discuss your concerns with a clinician.

Pharmacy First Scheme - Doctors’ appointments aren't always necessary. Think Pharmacy First for people with certain minor ailments and conditions. For more information please refer to our latest news page.

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Extended Access appointments

We are increasing the number of appointments available for you to see a GP in the early mornings, evenings or at weekends across West Leicestershire.

Depending on your individual circumstances and symptoms, we may offer you an ‘extended access’ appointment. Please note however, that these appointments will not be in your usual GP practice and may not be with one of your usual GPs or nurses.

Depending on the reason for your appointment, and if you are in agreement, it may be suitable for you to see an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, instead of a GP.

The clinician you see will be able to access relevant sections of your medical notes and will communicate what has happened during your appointment back to your usual GP practice.

These appointments will be available at the following locations:

  • Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital
  • Loughborough Urgent Care Centre at Loughborough Community Hospital
  • Coalville Community Hospital

If you would like to know more please speak to a member of practice staff.

Heath Lane Surgery is an approved training practice

Heath Lane Surgery became an approved registered training practice in August 2014. This means we host GP Registrars, (who are fully qualified doctors who are undertaking specialised training to become a GP). We may host Registrars who are in their first, second or third and final year of training. We may have none, one or more Registrars allocated to the practice at any one time.

Being a training practice offers us great opportunity to keep abreast of the latest developments in the world of medicine and general practice, whilst encouraging regular discussions between the doctors on how to best manage those patients with more complex needs.

Heath Lane Surgery is Now a Research Practice

Heath Lane Surgery is involved in research. Our lead GP is Dr William Priestman.

We only get involved in trials with the necessary approval of local research networks.

Some trials may involve taking new medication and some trials just involve closer monitoring of your medical condition.

We find that most patients enjoy being involved in research for the following reasons:

  • Helping others
  • Getting access to new treatments
  • Closer monitoring of your medical conditions

We may occasionally ask you to become involved with our research by letter or in person. Please feel free to say no but we would like to say thank you to those that do chose to take part.

Management of Short Term Minor Illnesses

The CCG has undertaken extensive engagement with health professionals and surveyed patients to understand the impact of asking patients to purchase remedies for the management of short term minor illnesses, vitamin D supplements and some type of specialised infant formula.  The majority of people are broadly supportive of the proposal and most patients confirmed that they were already doing this.

Please click HERE for more information.

Car Parking Update

In response to feedback from patients the practice has listened and made amendments to our car park.

The surgery have;

  • Increased the disabled bays from 3 to 5.
  • Introduced a 'parent & toddler' bay.
  • Introduced a motorcycle bay.
  • Staff parking areas at the top of the car park. Staff will try and park as close to the top of the car park as possible, but there currently is no signage to separate Staff and Public car parking spaces.

Please can patients be mindful of not abusing the disabled or Parent & Toddler car parking spaces and leave them free for those who do need to park close to the front entrance.

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