Latham House Medical Practice is supported by a wide range of health professionals in the community.
In some instances your GP might need to refer you to them or you can refer yourself. Please talk to a member of staff, if you need advice on how to contact the health visitors, district nurses, community psychiatric nurses or MacMillan nurse.
Self – referral services
There are some services you can contact without needing to see your GP. These are known as self – referral:
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
If you feel you are having mental health problems. You can access NHS psychological therapies (IAPT) services directly refer yourself directly without a referral. Services offer: talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), counselling, other therapies, and guided self-help. Also help for common mental health problems, like anxiety and depression. Examples of specific conditions IAPT may be able to help with include:
- Low mood due to a physical condition(such as diabetes or pain)
- Excessive worry or anxiety
- Excessive worry about your health
- Panic attacks
- Sleep problems
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD)
- Experience of a traumatic event
In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland the NHS IAPT self-referral service is provided by Vita Health Group and can be accessed online. Full details of the service can be provided at: https://www.vitahealthgroup.co.uk/nhs-services/nhs-mental-health/leicester-leicestershire-rutland/ from Thursday 1 April, 2021 or by calling: 0333 0153 494.
General information about NHS IAPT services are available here: https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-psychological-therapies-service/
Musculoskeletal (MSK) Self-Care App
The MSK app has been developed to offer support and guidance on how to manage a Musculoskeletal (MSK) condition or injury. This can relate to any injury, disease or problem with muscles, bones or joints.
A broad term covering common injuries such as sprained ankle and stiff neck through to conditions such as arthritis.
MSK problems are very common. Symptoms can include pain, stiffness swelling, muscle weakness, numbness or pins and needles. They can bother you at home, at work, or through activities and sport. There are over 400 medical conditions that can affect bones, muscles and joints. Getting quick access to good information helps people with muscle, back and joint problems get back to normal quicker.
Clinical guidance and exercise videos can be of benefit to anyone with an MSK condition/injury. However, this app is aimed primarily for use by patients registered with a GP practice in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland, as guidance is dovetailed with reference to local services and links.
You can download the App on the Google Play or Apple App Store
Treatments range from corn, callous and nail treatment to the extremely specialised ‘high risk’ cases such as diabetic foot ulcer care, nail surgery, complex biomechanical assessment and treatment, through to provision of insoles and orthotics.
Treatment plans are individual to the user, aiming to resolve the problem or at least reach a level of maintenance and comfort. They also include personalised education, strongly promoting self-care.
We deliver the service from approximately 28 sites across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, strategically placed to provide care where it is most needed, bringing care closer to home.
More information about the service and how to refer yourself to the service is available at: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/service/podiatry/