Coil Fitting Service
Alpine House Surgery offers a Coil fitting service for registered patients. The coil is a long acting reversible contraceptive for women. This can be fitted at the surgery by one of our experienced GPs.
Please contact reception to book an appointment with your GP to discuss this option. If you decide to go ahead, a fitting appointment will be booked for you.
NHS Health Checks
The NHS health Check programme is part of a government plan to focus on a "predict and prevent" approach to health by giving patients the necessary information about their health whilst supporting changes to lifestyle. Please ask at reception.
- A preventative check, every five years, to patients aged between 40 and 74
- Assess risk against Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
- Supports prevention of heart disease, stroke diabetes and kidney disease
- Provides support and advice
For your convenience, the surgery are now offering early appointments on a Monday and Friday morning. Please speak to reception if you wish to book.
As you are probably well aware, there are increasing financial pressures affecting most aspects of our lives - the NHS / Primary Care is no exception. One of the main problems is the forever increasing cost of prescribed drugs for which there are frequently cheaper options which are no less effective and do not compromise patient care.
At Alpine House, we are under continued increasing pressure from our local Leicestershire Commissioning Group to endeavour to make savings where possible. Unfortunately at present we are over-spent with regards our allocated drug budget and it is of great importance for us to attempt to reduce this overspend or to at least break even – if we do not do so, this may have significant repercussions for the practice.
Hence we plan to review a large number of prescribed medications and target individual drugs on a monthly basis
If you are affected by these changes and have any concerns with regards this or the change in medication upsets you, then we would be very grateful if you could contact your usual Doctor in order to discuss matters further.