Changes to our Online Appointment Booking System
We have recently reviewed our appointment booking system following patient survey results and feedback and have changed the system for the on-line booking of appointments. Patients will no longer need to log online after 4pm today to get an appointment tomorrow. Available appointments are loaded on the on-line system and will now be available as soon as they are loaded. We hopes this makes the system simpler and easier to use.
Changes to the Online Services
You can now view your summary information and detailed coded records via Online Services. Please click here to view the leaflet or ask at reception for more information.
New Emergency Department now open, please see documents for more information
LRI Site Map
Accessing ED at LRI
Friends and Family test is now LIVE
If you are a patient, or carer/relative of a register patients, you can now let us know how you rated your most recent experience of care here at the practice- just two short questions. Click here if you'd like to do this.
Keep Antibiotics Working
Keep Antibiotics Working
Antibiotics are medicines that treat bacterial infections by killing or preventing the spread of infections. They are only prescribed when:
- conditions are unlikely to clear up without them
- the condition could spread to others
- antibiotics could significantly speed up recovery
- the illness is serious.
Antibiotics are not prescribed for viral infections such as colds or flu because they are not effective in fighting these types of illnesses. Viral infections can be treated with a combination of self-care and over-the-counter medicines.
The message to local people, therefore, is that it is hugely important to use antibiotics properly, to keep yourself well this winter. Always make sure that your antibiotics have been prescribed to you, that you are taking the recommended dose and that they are in date.
If you have any questions about any of your antibiotic prescriptions, you should visit your local pharmacist. They will be able to answer any questions you have and give you advice.
If you believe that you have a bacterial infection, we recommend that you call NHS 111 or visit your local pharmacist for advice.
What you can do to help
- Don’t automatically ask for antibiotics, first seek advice from your pharmacist for over the counter medicines.
- If you are prescribed antibiotics, take them exactly as described, never save them for later and never share them with others.
- Spread the word – tell family and friends about antibiotic resistance. You can also become an antibiotic guardian.
- Tweet and share #KeepAntibioticsWorking
To watch the 'Keep Antibiotics Working YouTube video click here.
Flu information for Children aged 2, 3 or 4
Flu vaccinations are now available at the surgery for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Leaflets are available in the surgery explaining about the vaccination.
Information is available by clicking here.
You can speak to one of the nurses if you have any further questions.
Please contact the surgery to book an appointment with the nurse for your child's vaccination as soon as possible.
How are your health records used?
Click here to see information regarding this.
Information Sharing and your Health records
Please click here for more information.
When should I worry about my child?
Click here for more advice about when to worry if your child is not very well.
NHS Health checks
Did you know that if you are between the ages of 40 and 74 you are eligible for a free NHS Health check. This is basically like an MOT to help prevent chronic disease.
Please contact the surgery on 0116 2227272 if you would like more information about this.