Longer opening hours for minor injury services in Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Market Harborough

NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG (ELR CCG), is pleased to announce that minor injury services are now open longer on weekdays in three locations across East Leicestershire and Rutland.

New contracts with local GP practices in Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Market Harborough which came into effect on 1 June 2019 mean these important local services are now open for an extra hour and a half every weekday.

People with minor injuries can use the services during the daytime between 8.30am and 6.30pm and do not have to be registered with a local GP to do so. No appointment is needed and people can walk-in for treatment. The services run from Latham House Medical Practice in Melton Mowbray, Rutland Memorial Hospital in Oakham and St Luke’s Treatment Centre in Market Harborough and are for minor injuries only. People should contact their own GP practice in the first instance if they need care for minor illnesses when practices are open.

The change to the weekday daytime minor injury service, complements the local urgent care service available in the evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays at six locations across East Leicestershire and Rutland and means people will have improved access to care closer to home throughout the day and when GP practices are closed.

Further information about East Leicestershire and Rutland’s urgent care and minor injury services is available online at: https://eastleicestershireandrutlandccg.nhs.uk/yourhealth/localservices/urgentcare-2/

To find out more about services available across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland please visit: http://www.bettercareleicester.nhs.uk/help-us-help-you/