New Hernia service in Leicestershire

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A new county wide specialist community hernia service will be available for all patients registered with a GP practice in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland from September 2019. This service has been commissioned by Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Provider Company Limited to reduce waiting times for patients and reduce the risk of patients operations being cancelled on or before the day of surgery and therefore improving patient experience. The new model also supports the NHS Five Year Forward View and STP aspirations to support patients closer to their own homes.

From September patients will be seen in local GP practices in Leicester City at the County Practice in Syston and the Merlyn Vas Health Centre with more locations becoming available from early November. Patients will be seen and assessed by a Consultant Surgeon. All surgical treatment options will be discussed where applicable.

Independent Health Group has been providing a hernia service across Swindon and Wiltshire since 2006 and during that time the Group have operated on approximately 4,000 patients with excellent results.

Dr Wordsworth said “We pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide our patients. The feedback we get from patients is excellent and we absolutely believe that patients always come first which is reflected in all that we do.”

To find out more about opportunities with Independent Health Group or to request more details about the new hernia service please contact us on 0333 0100 362

All referrals for patients with an abdominal wall hernia should be sent via eRS to the referral support service (RSS) with a completed PRISM form. Practices should ensure that the patient information on the PRISM form is given to the patient.

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