Warning: Bogus telephone calls scam
A patient has recently reported to us that she received a phone call from a man saying that he was conducting a survey for the Medical Centre on the use of Omega-3 Capsules and that she could buy some from him for £15.99. He then went on to ask her for her bank and credit card details. Very sensibly she refused. We would like to reiterate that under no circumstances would we ask any sales organisation to contact patients on our behalf. We would be keen to hear from people if someone purporting to represent the Medical Centre contacts them. Patients can also call 0300 123 2040 to report these incidents themselves.
Market Harborough Medical Centre
The doctors and staff at Market Harborough Medical Centre are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
75 and over? Your accountable GP is your registered GP!
We are within an hour commutable to London.
Please note: Dr S Harrison will be on maternity leave from February and Dr S Rai will be on maternity leave from April. Dr L Florence and Dr A Vania will be covering while they are away.
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Reminder To All Patients: Please call in/telephone the Medical Centre after 2.00pm for any blood/smear results that you may have had undertaken. Remember your health is your responsibility so follow up your results.
As you are aware appointments are at 10 minute intervals and we endeavour to deal with your problems as thoroughly as we can bearing this in mind. We would be most grateful if you would consider this when looking at the number of issues that you need to bring to the consultation.
If you feel that you cannot discuss all your issues please bring it to the attention of your GP.
Market Harborough Medical Centre does not endorse any cold call enquiries from firms that may wish to sell medical services or equipment.
Free NHS Health Checks
Helping you prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and dementia.
This check is part of a national scheme to prevent the onset of these health problems. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74 who has not been diagnosed with the conditions mentioned will be invited for a check once every five years.
The check will take about 20 minutes. You will be asked simple questions about your family history and lifestyle which may put your health at risk. We will record your height, weight, age, sex and ethnicity and do a simple blood test to check your cholesterol level.
After the check we will discuss how you can reduce your risk and stay healthy. You’ll be given your results and told what they mean, some people may be asked to return at a later date for their results and will be given personalised advice on how to lower their risk and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Treatment or medication might be prescribed to help maintain your health.
Patient Participation Group
We are keen to encourage our patients to make a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered at the Market Harborough Medical Centre and have set up a Patient Participation Group (PPG).
The group currently consists of 14 patients from different diverse patient groups. We would particularly like younger people and/or teenagers to join the group. The idea is to work with the medical, nursing and other support staff within the practice to raise any ideas and issues and to help patients take more responsibility for their own health.
Currently the Patient Participation Group meets monthly. A PPG Notice Board is situated in the surgery waiting area, which will include details of PPG activities and minutes of PPG Meetings.
The Patient Participation Group held their second AGM on March 18th 2014 at St Dionysius Community Hall, Coventry Road, Market Harborough and the following officer were re-elected. Alec Browne (Chairman), Christine Saint (Vice Chair), Natalie Pollard (Hon. Secretary). The Guest Speaker at this years event was Rick Moore, the new Chairman of Healthwatch Leicestershire who gave an interesting insight into his ideas regarding the development of Healthwatch Leicestershire and its relationship with PPGs in the County.
Please see the Chairman's Report by clicking on the link below:
If you would like to contact the PPG please use the Comments and Suggestions Form Below (please mark for the attention of the PPG):-
Comments and Suggestions
If you are interested in joining this Group please click on practice News below.
Patient Participation Group Annual Report 2014, Patient Survey 2014 and Updated 2012/2013 Action Plan:-
Please click on the links below to view the 2014/2015 Patient Participation Group Annual Report, the PPG Reporting Template and the updated 2012/2013 Action Plan:-
2014 2015 PPG Annual Report.docx
PPG Reporting Template 2014 2015.docx
To view the Survey Results please click on the icon Survey Results in the list on the right.
Practice News -find out what's happening at the practice
Job Vacancies - view the latest opportunities at the practice
Minor Injuries Unit - view what type of problems can be treated there
Please note we are not able to accept donations of magazines for the waiting room due to infection control.
We have a very limited number of parking spaces, which are restricted for use by staff and the short-term use of the disabled and those whose illness prevents them from walking far. Please park responsibly allowing access for ambulances and for the doctors to leave quickly to attend emergencies. Parking is available at the nearby Commons car park.
(Site updated 26/02/2015)