Reception and enquiries

Reception and enquiries

How can we help you?

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Treatment Room

Treatment Room

Let’s see what we can do…

Get immediate help with minor illnesses and injuries:

Pharmacists can also advise on minor illnesses and injuries:

Alternatively you can visit your nearest Minor Injury Unit or Urgent Care Centre:

St Lukes Hospital
33 Leicester Road
Market Harborough
Leicestershire LE16 7BN
Tel: 01858 410300
Acute Illness: Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 08:30-12:30, 13:30-17:30.
Acute Injuries only: Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 08:30-18:30.
Urgent Care Centre: Monday – Friday, 18:30-21:00 and 09:00-19:00 on weekends and bank holidays
Oadby Urgent Care Centre
18 The Parade
Oadby
Leicestershire LE2 5BJ
Tel: 0116 271 1360
Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 21:00
Saturday and Sunday/Bank Holidays: 08:00 – 20:00
Corby Urgent Care Centre
Cottingham Road
Corby
Northamptonshire
NN17 2UR
Tel: 01536 202121
Monday to Sunday: 08:00 – 20:00

If you wish to get advice or see a Nurse or Doctor, please visit our Consulting Room.

Consulting room

Consulting room

How can we help you?

For Health reviews, including Asthma reviews and Smoking cessation please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic.

Call or get help online now – NHS 111.

NHS 111

Check your symptoms, visit NHS 111 online.
Call 111 at any time, 24 hours a day. You will speak to NHS professional staff who will help guide you on any medical issue.
Calls are free from landlines and mobiles. 111
Get fast help from a Pharmacist with various conditions such as minor cuts, sprains, aches, colds, headaches, rashes, cystitis.

Visit a Pharmacist

  • No appointment necessary
  • Many pharmacists have a confidential area
  • Open till late and at weekends
See acute illness Nurse for conditions such as minor ailments, sore throat, upper respiratory tract infections, coughs, fever, rashes, UTIs and many others.

Contact a Nurse

Book an appointment on the phone
Market Harborough Medical Centre 01858 464242
or
St Lukes Branch Surgery
or
Husbands Bosworth Medical Centre 01858 880522
Get medical advice and treatment from a Doctor.

Contact a Doctor

Book an appointment on the phone
Market Harborough Medical Centre 01858 464242
or
St Lukes Branch Surgery
or
Husbands Bosworth Medical Centre 01858 880522
Walk-in Acute Injuries Unit for conditions such as sprains and strains, minor burns and scalds, minor head, eye, back and shoulder injuries, insect and animal bites, limb fractures and whiplash injuries.

Be assessed and treated at St Lukes Hospital

Travel Room

Travel Room

How can we help you?

Vaccinations, medication and travel advice

Travel Assessment

We offer a full travel advice and immunisation service. If you are travelling abroad please complete and submit the travel form six to eight weeks prior to travel. We will be UNABLE to process your request unless this is done.

Do you need vaccinations?

Before you travel, it’s important to find out whether you will need vaccinations for the country you’re visiting. The following websites will help you.

Also visit

Wellbeing Centre

Wellbeing Centre

Let’s see what we can do…

For information and resources that might help improve your health and wellbeing view First Contact Plus.

Abuse

UAVA

UAVA Ltd stands for United Against Violence and Abuse. We are a consortium of three local specialist providers of domestic abuse and sexual violence services.

We are Women’s Aid Leicestershire Ltd, FreeVA and Living Without Abuse. We aim to provide a simplified journey,  which can be accessed by anyone who has been affected by domestic abuse and or sexual violence. If you receive support though UAVA your information will be shared across the organisations within the  consortium.

Helpline: 0808 80 200 28

Text Support: 07715 994 962
(Text support only, calls will not be answered)

Website: www.uava.org.uk

Email: info@uava.org.uk

FreeVA

FreeVA is a registered charity based in Leicester, working towards reducing domestic violence, rape and sexual assault.

We provide specialist support and information to anyone affected by domestic violence, rape and sexual assault. We work closely with other agencies to ensure the right support is in place for you.

Helpline: 0808 8020 028

Website: www.freeva.org.uk

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) is a feminist organisation that supports the work of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales. We also raise awareness and understanding of sexual violence and abuse in all its forms.

Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Safeguarding

If you have any concerns please do not leave it to someone else to do something, please speak to us!

Professionals have a duty of care to share relevant information with other professionals to ensure children and vulnerable adults are kept safe.

The Practice Safeguarding Lead is Dr F Bishop.

Please do not delay sharing your concerns, you can speak to any of our staff or doctors.

NSPCC

Abuse robs children of their childhood. Without help, the scars of abuse can last a lifetime. And as devastating as it can be for the child, society pays a heavy price too.

Helpline: 0808 800 5000

18 or Under Helpline: 0800 1111

Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

United Against Violence & Abuse

UAVA provides co-ordinated domestic and sexual violence services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for any male or female over the age of 13.

Telephone: 0808 802 0028

Website: www.uava.org.uk

Email: info@uava.org.uk

First Step Leicester

First Step is a registered charity that provides a range of free, independent and highly confidential support services to adult male survivors (16 years and over) of sexual abuse. First Step offer a safe, welcoming environment where you will be treated with respect and will not be judged in any way.

Telephone: 01162 548535

Email: contact@firststepleicester.org.uk

Quetzal

Quetzal provides long-term counselling, crisis counselling and a telephone helpline to support women, aged 16 and over, who are recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. Quetzal have worked with hundreds of women over the years in Leicester City, County and Rutland.

Telephone: 0333 1014280

Website: quetzal.org.uk

Email: help@quetzal.org.uk

Living Without Abuse

LWA – Living Without Abuse – believes that all people have the right to live safely and without fear of violence and abuse. LWA can provide support to anyone experiencing or fearing violence or abuse from a partner, ex-partner or family member.

Telephone: 0808 802 0028

Website: www.lwa.org.uk

Women's Aid Leicestershire

Women’s Aid Leicestershire Limited was established in 1974 when the charity opened the first refuge in Leicester to support women and children fleeing domestic abuse. Since then Women’s Aid have continued to provide vital assistance to all victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Telephone: 0808 802 0028

Website: www.wa-leicester.org.uk

Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care

Offering support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.

Telephone: 01162 884119

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

Email: leicester@cruse.org.uk

The Laura Centre

Opened by the bereavement charity COPE in 1991, The Laura Centre offers specialist bereavement counselling to parents whose child has died and to children or young people who have been bereaved of a parent or significant person.

Telephone: 01162 544341

Website: thelauracentre.org.uk

The Bower House

Providing people in the Market Harborough region with the opportunity to talk to trained counsellors, the service is available to all, irrespective of race, disability, gender, class, religion or culture.

Telephone: 01858 469257

Website: www.bowerhouse.btck.co.uk

The Tomorrow Project

The Tomorrow Project is a confidential suicide prevention project that has been set up to support individuals and communities to prevent suicide. Suicide is a decision that someone makes to end their life when they feel overwhelmed by their circumstances, when the struggles they face seem too difficult or painful or they have run out of options.

Website: www.tomorrowproject.org.uk

The Leicester Counselling Centre

The Leicester Counselling Centre is a non-profit charitable organisation founded in 1981 and its ethos is to provide an affordable, long-term, confidential counselling service for individuals aged 18 and over. We are one of the largest general counselling service providers in Leicestershire and an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Their team of professional counsellors and receptionists give their time voluntarily.

Telephone: 0116 255 8801

Webiste: www.leicestercounsellingcentre.co.uk 

Email: admin@leicscounselling.co.uk

Cancer Support

Coping with Cancer

A drop-in complementary therapy group for anybody affected by cancer is on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, 13:30-16:00.

Lubenham Village Hall
Laughton Road
Lubenham
Market Harborough
LE16 7RT

For more information call 0116 223 0055 or email timeout@c-w-c.org.uk

Harborough Cancer Support Group

The group is led by fully-trained volunteers and however you’ve been affected by cancer they would love to meet you. Sessions are on the first and third Wednesday of the month, 13:30-17:00

The Methodist Church
Northampton Road
Market Harborough
LE16 9HE

Telephone: 07850 899059

Email: info@hcsg.org.uk

LOROS Hospice

LOROS Hospice is a charity which every year cares for over 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Free, high-quality, compassionate care and support is provided to terminally-ill adult patients, their family and carers.

Telephone: 0116 231 3771 

Website: www.loros.co.uk

Email: info@loros.co.uk

Macmillan Cancer Support

At Macmillan they know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So they help you find your best way through. From advice about money and work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, they’ll be there when you need them the most.

Telephone: 0808 808 0000 – Monday-Friday, 09:00 – 20:00

Facebook: @macmillancancer

Twitter: @macmillancancer

Website: www.macmillan.org.uk

Marie Curie

Marie Curie is a major UK charity for people living with any terminal illness, not just cancer, and their families. They offer expert care, guidance and support online and over the phone.

General Queries: 0800 716 146

Support Line: 0800 090 2309

Website: www.mariecurie.org.uk

Email: supporter.relations@mariecurie.org.uk

Carers

VASL - Support for Carers

Support for Carers Leicestershire is run by Voluntary Action South Leicestershire (VASL), a community-based organisation with a successful history of supporting carers, whether you care full-time or for just a few hours a week.

Telephone: 01858 468543

Website: www.supportforcarers.org

Email: maureen@supportforcarers.org

The Carers Centre (Leicestershire and Rutland)

A Leicestershire based charity dedicated to supporting family carers across the diverse population of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Telephone: 0116 251 0999

Website: carers.org

Email: enquiries@thecarerscentre.org.uk

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

Email: info@carersuk.org

Child Health

Children and Family Wellbeing Centres

Children and family wellbeing centres provided by Leicestershire County Council offer help and support to all families with babies and children from pregnancy until they go to school. Midwives, health visitors and other staff are often on hand to provide help and guidance.

Website: www.leicestershire.gov.uk

Fun and Families

The Centre for Fun and Families is a registered charity established in 1990 (no.1128547). The objectives of our organisation are to assist and support parents, carers and teenagers who are experiencing behaviour and communication difficulties with their families.

Telephone: 0116 2234 254

Website: www.funandfamilies.co.uk

Email: centre@funandfamilies.org.uk

Health for Kids

Health for Kids introduces a new and different way for primary school children to learn about their health.

Website: www.healthforkids.co.uk

ERIC

ERIC, the children’s bowel and bladder charity, has been dedicated for over 30 years to improving the lives of all children and teenagers in the UK facing continence challenges.

Free Helpline: 0808 169 9949

Website: www.eric.org.uk

Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Website: www.nhs.uk

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Website: www.nhs.uk

Community Groups

Jubilee Foodbank

We are looking for more people to join us as volunteers, to help us meet increased demand. We have two or three training and information sessions per year. Email us if you would like to attend the next session.

Where to donate food

Our food collection points are:-

  • Co-op Foodstore near the tills
  • Sainsbury’s supermarket near Customers Service
  • Waitrose Supermarket near the tills
  • Halifax Building Society
  • B&M Stores by the tills.
  • Congregational Church Office
  • All Anglican Churches in town.

Website: www.jubileefoodbank.info

Market Harborough and District U3A

Would you like to find new friends and pastimes? Then come and find out about Market Harborough U3A. (The University of the Third Age).

For those no longer in full-time employment, our local, friendly group provides opportunities for exercise, for interesting and stimulating activities, and for making new friends.

Website: www.mhu3a.org.uk

South Leicestershire U3A

You can use the below website to find out about and participate in the wide range of programmes and activities that we offer. Their mission is to make lifelong learning and the enjoyment of leisure time and recreational activities, through the experience of SLU3A, a reality for all members.

Website: www.slu3a.org.uk

One Roof Leicester

One Roof Leicester (ORL) is a charity which provides accommodation, support and advice to the homeless, destitute refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerably housed in Leicester.

Telephone: 01664 422 007

Website: www.oneroof.org.uk

Email: info@oneroof.org.uk

Shopmobility Market Harborough

Shopmobility Market Harborough is a charitable service to help anyone with a mobility difficulty, be it temporary or more permanent, to access the facilities of Market Harborough using a mobility scooter , Powerchair or wheelchair.

Telephone: 0116 305 2343

Website: www.harboroughshopmobility.org

Email: info@harboroughshopmobility.org

Depression, Anxiety and Stress

Combat Stress

The UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The work we do is life-changing and often life-saving. No one else does what we do.

Website: hwww.combatstress.org.uk

Relate

All sorts of people come to Relate and find we help them to understand what’s going on in their relationships so they can decide if they want to make changes.  It can be really helpful to talk to someone neutral and if you’re looking at our web site today, it may be that you’ve taken the first step towards changing things.

Website: www.relateleicestershire.org.uk

Lamp

Lamp has and always will be a champion for mental health. Our free mental health advocacy and services are available in hospitals, and in the local community across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our aim is for you to feel valued, listened to and more able to cope and to be able to access the services and support your needs.

Website: www.lampadvocacy.co.uk

Mental Health Matters

We believe that, with the right personalised support, anyone with a mental health need can live the life they want to live. It is our vision that everyone gets the personalised services and support they need.

Telephone: 0300 323 0189

Website: www.mhm.org.uk

Email: leicestershire.andrutlandmhm@nhs.net

Life Links

Life Links provides a wellness and mental health recovery service tailored to meet your needs.

Our information, advice and navigation services can help you find community and digital resources that will help you to achieve your recovery outcomes, make your independence more sustainable and support you in developing your own support networks.

Telephone: 0800 0234 575

Website: www.rflifelinks.co.uk

Let's Talk

Let’s Talk wellbeing, providing help for people with anxiety, depression and other similar difficulties. Let’s Talk – Wellbeing is available in many different places in the community.

If you are aged 16 or over and having difficulties such as feeling low, anxious or stressed and would like help from some short term talking therapy, you can discuss this with your GP who may arrange a referral to the Let’s Talk.

Website: www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk

Samaritans

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Rethink

Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927

Website: www.rethink.org

Email: info@rethink.org

Mind

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393

Website: www.mind.org.uk

More services for young people
Diabetes Support

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK aims to build a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Telephone: 0345 123 2399

Facebook: @diabetesuk

Twitter: @DiabetesUK

Website: www.diabetes.org.uk

Dietary advice for those with diabetes

Advice complied by Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service to help you manage your condition, and to make healthy and enjoyable food and lifestyle choices.

Website: www.lnds.nhs.uk/_PatientsandPublic-DietandLifestyleAdvice

Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating (DAFNE)

DAFNE is a way of managing Type 1 diabetes and provides people with the skills necessary to estimate the carbohydrate in each meal and to inject the right dose of insulin. Its website is for people living with Type 1 diabetes, healthcare professionals and commissioners.

Website: www.dafne.uk.com

Healthier You - NHS Diabetes Prevention

Take control of your health and prevent diabetes.

Website: www.stopdiabetes.co.uk

BERTIE Type 1 Diabetes Education Programme

Information to help you to understand and manage your diabetes in a way that suits you and your lifestyle.

Website: www.bertieonline.org.uk

Email: contactus@b-dec.co.uk

Spirit Health - Type 2 Diabetes Education

EMPOWER is nationwide structured diabetes education programme designed to help people living with type 2 diabetes.

Telephone: 0116 286 5000

Website: www.spirit-health.co.uk

Email: info@spirit-healthcare.co.uk

Ear Wax Problems

How to Remedy Ear Wax Problems

Your ears

The ear canal is a 3cm tunnel ending at the eardrum. The sides of the tunnel are covered with skin and have small glands which produce wax. The wax is important to waterproof and protect the skin of the tunnel. Usually, ears are self cleaning and the excess wax works itself out.

Occasionally, a large build up of wax can cause deafness and then you may need to use ear drops to clear it. Only VERY RARELY should syringing be needed. Even if syringing is carried out carefully by trained staff, as here in the Medical Centre, it can cause COMPLICATIONS such as ear infections, perforated ear drums, tinnitus, vertigo and deafness, so we only use it as an absolute last resort.

Instead we recommend that you use eardrops three times/day for AT LEAST three weeks. This will clear most wax build up. Please do not use cotton-buds or ear candles – these can do real damage to the ear canal and drum. Once the ears are clear of wax, it can be helpful to continue to use the drops twice/week to help keep them clear.

If you are deaf and you don’t know why, or if you have other ear symptoms e.g. unpleasant discharge/pain, or you have been told you have already got a perforated ear drum, then you should see a GP or nurse. In these cases please do not put anything in your ears until they have been checked.

How to use ear drops

  • Use olive oil or sodium bicarbonate ear drops (available from a pharmacy). Have the drops at room temperature for use.
  • Lie on your side with the affected ear uppermost and put 3-5 drops into the ear canal. Let the drops soak in for at least 5 minutes.
  • You can use some cotton wool (dampened with water or Vaseline)placed at the entrance to the canal to stop drips running out as you get up afterwards.
  • Repeat for other ear if necessary.

This method is EFFECTIVE and SAFE. Help us to help you avoid syringing.

Drugs and Alcohol

Dear Albert

At Dear Albert we know all about addiction, both through the story of our founder, and through the strengths, experiences and on-going training of the whole team. Dear Albert knows all about the fears and challenges that face those reaching out for support and appreciate how hard asking for support can be.

We also know about how to provide that support.

Telephone: 0800 880 3153

Website: www.dearalbert.co.uk

Email: hello@dearalbert.co.uk

Turning Point

This site is dedicated to promoting wellbeing and recovery from addiction when you feel ready to take those steps.

Telephone: 0330 303 6000

Website: wellbeing.turning-point.co.uk

Drinkline

If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.

Telephone: 0300 123 1110

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Telephone: 0800 9177 650

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Email: help@aamail.org

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Text: 82111

Website: www.talktofrank.com

Email: frank@talktofrank.com

More tools and apps
Elderly Care

Helping Hands

Whether you’re looking for 24 hour live-in care or some extra support little and often, at Helping Hands we arrange and manage home care that is completely unique to you and your situation.

Website: www.helpinghandshomecare.co.uk

Exercises for Older People

Please view the below leaflet regarding exercises for older people.

If you’ve not done much physical activity for a while, you may want to get the all-clear from a GP before starting.

Exercises for Older People

Alzheimer's Society

A leading charitable organisation providing services, advice and support to people with dementia and their carers.

Helpline: 0300 222 1122 

Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk

Dementia

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.

Telephone: 0800 888 6678

Website: www.dementiauk.org

Email: helpline@dementiauk.org

Age UK

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

Telephone: 0800 055 6112

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Local Support Groups

Hft Leicestershire

Our person-centred approach supports people to take control of their lives. We work closely with the people we support, their families and carers, and health professionals to deliver services that are personalised to individual needs. Our support workers empower the people we support to make their own choices about how they live, using our innovative Fusion model of support to keep people at the centre of everything we do.

At Hft Leicestershire we support people with many different types of learning disability, and have particular experience in supporting people with Prader Willi syndrome, autism, and challenging behaviour.

Website: www.hft.org.uk

Market Harborough & The Bowdens Charity

The Market Harborough and The Bowdens Charity is one of the largest charities in the Market Harborough area.

It is an endowed charity, and holds investments in land and property, housing, equities and cash. Income from the Charity’s investments is used to provide public benefit in the following areas:-

  • Arts
  • Education
  • Social Welfare
  • Relief in Need
  • Heritage
  • Amateur Sport
  • Environment

Website: www.mhbcharity.co.uk

Bower House Counselling Service

Counselling at the Bower House is available to all, irrespective of race, disability, gender, class, religion or culture. There is no charge but those who use the service are encouraged to consider what donation they can give.

Telephone: 01858 469257

Website: www.bowerhouse.btck.co.uk

Dementia Café

The Dementia Café meets on the third Thursday of every month: 14:00-16:00.

Singing for Memories Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month: 14:00-15:30.

Jubilee Hall
Congregational Church
Bowden Lane
Market Harborough
LE16 7JD

Website: www.dementiaharborough.org

VASL - Community Champions

VASL (Voluntary Action South Leicestershire) runs a Community Champions Project which tackles loneliness amongst people over 60 in the Harborough District.

Website: vasl.org.uk

Maternity

Leicester Maternity Services

This website has been developed to provide you with information and to help support you and your family during your journey through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

This experience can be both exciting and sometimes daunting and we hope to be with you every step of the way.

Website: www.leicestermaternity.nhs.uk

Antenatal screening (tests during pregnancy)

You’ll be offered some screening tests during pregnancy to try to find any health conditions that could affect you or your baby. The tests can help you make choices about further tests and care or treatment during your pregnancy or after your baby is born. All screening tests offered by the NHS are free.

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: play.google.com

Download from: itunes.apple.com

Mental Health

The Bower House

Our Service provides people in the Market Harborough region with the opportunity to talk to our trained counsellors.

Our service is available to all, irrespective of race, disability, gender, class, religion or culture.

Telephone: 01858 469257

Website: www.bowerhouse.btck.co.uk

Let's Talk

Let’s Talk wellbeing, providing help for people with anxiety, depression and other similar difficulties. Let’s Talk – Wellbeing is available in many different places in the community.

If you are aged 16 or over and having difficulties such as feeling low, anxious or stressed and would like help from some short term talking therapy, you can discuss this with your GP who may arrange a referral to the Let’s Talk.

Website: www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk

Physiotherapy

First Contact Physiotherapy Service

This is an on the day assessment service for patients registered with any of the
five General Practices in the Harborough Locality (Market Harborough Medical
Centre, Husbands Bosworth Medical Centre, Kibworth Medical Centre, Two
Shires Medical Practice and Billesdon Surgery), who have a musculoskeletal
problem (which they have experienced for no more than the previous twelve
weeks) such as:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Sprains or strains
  • Sports injuries
  • Joint or muscle pain

For more information, please read this leaflet.

Versus Arthritis

Arthritis steals from millions of people every single day. It can stop you from being intimate, moving freely or just being yourself. Join us and add your name to defy arthritis.

Helpline: 0800 5200 520

Website: www.versusarthritis.org

Exercises for Older People

Please view the below leaflet regarding exercises for older people.

If you’ve not done much physical activity for a while, you may want to get the all-clear from a GP before starting.

Exercises for Older People

Sexual Health

Leicester Sexual Health

Midlands Partnership Foundation NHS Trust Providing Sexual Health Services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Services commissioned by Leicester City and Leicestershire and Rutland County Councils.

Telephone: 0300 124 0102

Website: leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk

Trade Sexual Health

Free, confidential health advice, information, services and support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Telephone: 01162 541747

Website: www.tradesexualhealth.com

Brook

Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.

Website: www.brook.org.uk

Family Planning Association

A sexual health charity, the Family Planning Association gives straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

Telephone: 020 7608 5240

Website: www.fpa.org.uk

Sexual Health Helpline

The National Sexual Health Helpline provided by Public Health England is open Monday to Friday, 09:00-20:00.

Telephone: 0300 123 7123

Screening Programmes

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening

University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) was one of the first six pioneer institutions in the country to implement screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Antenatal screening (tests during pregnancy)

You’ll be offered some screening tests during pregnancy to try to find any health conditions that could affect you or your baby. The tests can help you make choices about further tests and care or treatment during your pregnancy or after your baby is born. All screening tests offered by the NHS are free.

Bowel cancer screening

Bowel cancer is a common type of cancer in both men and women. About 1 in 20 people will get it during their lifetime. Screening can help detect bowel cancer at an early stage, when it’s easier to treat.

Breast screening programme

The NHS Breast Screening Programme provides free breast screening every three years for all women in the UK aged 50 and over and saves hundreds of lives.

Cervical screening

What cervical screening is and why it’s important.

Diabetic eye screening

Diabetic eye screening is a test to check for eye problems caused by diabetes, which can cause sight loss if not found early.

Stop Smoking

Quit Ready Leicestershire

Quit Ready is part of Leicestershire County Council and we welcome anyone who wants to stop smoking even if you have tried stopping in the past. In fact we always encourage people to not give up on giving up!

Telephone: 0345 646 6666

Website: www.quitready.co.uk

Turning Point

Quitting smoking can make a drastic improvement to your life and your health. It’s not always easy, but thinking about the reasons to quit is a brilliant way to motivate yourself. Did you know you are four times more likely to quit with support of your local NHS service?

Telephone: 0116 454 4000

Website: wellbeing.turning-point.co.uk

Email: stop@leicester.gov.uk

NHS Smokefree - Mobile App

The Smokefree app can help you stop smoking by providing daily support and motivation. If you stay smokefree for the 4-week programme you’re up to five times more likely to stay quit for good.

Download from: play.google.com

Download from: itunes.apple.com

Quit with help

Everyone has a different reason for quitting, get a personalised Quit Smoking Plan.

Website: www.quitwithhelp.co.uk

Weight Management and Exercise

Exercise Referral Scheme

Over the last two years, the Exercise Referral Scheme has supported over 7,700 individuals with the aim to increase their physical activity levels, improve physical and mental wellbeing and have better management of their medical condition.

Website: www.lrsport.org/exercisereferral

Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Services

Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Services deliver a range of services to Leicestershire county, Leicester city and Rutland. We work within the community, in outpatients, and in the community and city hospitals.

Telephone: 01162 227161

Website: www.lnds.nhs.uk

WW UK

Meetings, online or a little bit of both. WW UK, formerly Weightwatchers, offers options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

Facebook: @WW.UK

Twitter: @ww_uk

Website: www.weightwatchers.com

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

Website: www.slimmingworld.co.uk

More tools and apps

Health Review and Assessment Clinic

Prescriptions and medicines centre

Prescriptions and medicines centre

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Local Pharmacies

Administration office

Administration office

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