Patient Self Referral

Primary Healthcare Team

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.

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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:

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

 

Podiatry

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/

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UPDATES

 

JOINT INJECTION APPOINTMENTS

DRUG SHORTAGES

Please be aware there is a national shortage of the steroid medications used to inject into joints for a number of conditions.  This is impacting on existing appointments. We are working hard to improve supply and limit the number of cancelled appointments.  We hope to restore any cancelled appointments as soon as possible and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our patients.

 

 

PRESCRIPTIONS

Please contact the team direct by calling 01664 503000 and select the Prescriptions team option or email the team direct at [email protected]

 

 

MEASLES

 

Measles is extremely infectious and can be serious. If you have symptoms of measles, please stay at home and phone your GP or NHS 111 for advice. STAY AWAY from GP surgeries and A&E departments – you could spread the illness to others.

Go to nhs.uk for more measlesinformationUK.

 

Thank you

 

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