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Welcome to Countesthorpe Health Centre

This website aims to provide information about the services we offer, the staff that provide it and other useful advice and news about important health issues. The Health Advice section is regularly updated and contains links to other websites which we hope you will find useful. Find information here on repeat prescriptions.

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We welcome any feedback you may have that will help us to continue to provide a higher level of service to all our patients.

Surgery Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
8.00am – 6.30pm

Extended Hours

6.30pm - 7.30pm Monday
7.00am - 8.00am Thursday

Contact Telephone Numbers

Phone Line: 0116 277 6336
Facsimile: 0116 278 0851


Countesthorpe Health Centre, Central Street, Countesthorpe, Leicester, LE8 5QJ.

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Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

NHS Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS in England and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The latest information on symptoms of coronavirus can be found on the NHS website.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Get a PCR test if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for if you have ANY of these symptoms:

  • A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back.

  • A new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly.

  • A loss of or change in smell or taste.

What to do if you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
You and anyone you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone in your support bubble should also stay at home if you have been in close contact with them since your symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
To find out about getting tested, visit the Government website or dial 119.
For all the latest information on coronavirus, visit the NHS website.

  • If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 10 days from when your symptoms started (See ending isolation section below for more information).

  • Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household.

  • Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home.

  • Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home.

  • Your condition gets worse.

Use the 111 coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.

  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work.

  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.

  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.

  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK

For up to date advice on asthma and coronavirus, please visit Astham UK.

For up to date information on the changes to daily life as a result of coronavirus, please visit BBC News.

For information on exemption from wearing face coverings, please visit Keep Safe.

Need An Isolation Note?

If you need an isolation note for your employer, you don’t need to contact your GP. Visit the NHS website Get an isolation note.



We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.

Please see for further information.

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHS app

The NHS app can be downloaded from for iPhone or for android.

Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

NO SYMPTOMS: Regular Home Testing

Latest guidance states that if you have no symptoms you can obtain lateral flow tests from local distribution centres:

Blaby and District Social Centre
Leicester Road, LE8 4GQ
07:30am - 07:30pm
Local chemists


Online Consultations

Out of hours and the NHS 111 Service

Dial 111 if you need medical advice when the surgery is closed.
Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Surgery Closures

Full-Day Bank Holiday Closures:

Good Friday - 2nd April 2021
Easter Monday - 5th April 2021
Early May Bank Holiday - 3rd May 2021
Spring Bank Holiday - 31st May 2021
Summer Bank Holiday - 30th August 2021
Christmas Day - 27th December 2021
Boxing Day - 28th December 2021
New Years Day - 3rd January 2022

Half-Day Training Closures from 1pm:

Thursday 24th June
Tuesday 20th July
Thursday 30th September
Tuesday 19th October
Wednesday 24th November


Thursday 27th January
Tuesday 22nd February
Wednesday 23rd March