Downing Drive Surgery


Some of our other services include:

  • Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease, COPD, Kidney Disease and Warfarin/INR monitoring.
  • Flu vaccines for the over 65’s
  • Childhood Immunisation
  • Blood tests.
  • Ante-natal clinics
  • Minor Illness clinics
  • Contraceptive coil fittings
  • Contraception advice
  • Weight management
  • Well Person checks
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Teenage Vaccinations
  • NHS Health checks
  • First Contact Practitioner (Physio)
  • Counselling
  • Continence and Woundcare Clinics (via District Nurses)
  • Liquid nitrogen/wart Clinics
  • Minor surgery and joint injections
  • Drug and Alcohol Counselling
  • Chaperones – this is where a member of staff can accompany you during your appointment

Self care is also important and we want to help you increase your chances of staying well and to build your confidence in preventing and treating minor illnesses yourself.  You can find the Leicester Good Health Guide at or the ‘Get in the Know’ for some useful tips for self care: website

Travel Assessments

We are not contractually obliged to do travel risk assessments.  You can go elsewhere for a travel assessment and providing that they give you a signed and dated copy of the assessment and the vaccines you require, we can do the NHS vaccines only.  Some non NHS vaccines will need to be paid for.  We can inform you of this when you contact us.

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service

We are participating in a new approach to improve access for patients to GP appointments. The aim is to direct patients to the most appropriate healthcare professional, which may be a GP or a pharmacist.

From November 2021 if your symptoms could be resolved by a booked consultation with the pharmacist instead of the GP, you will be given a same-day referral to a pharmacy/chemist of your choice.

We think this is a good thing. Once you see how great your local pharmacist is – they are highly trained and skilled clinicians experienced in treating minor illnesses – we don’t think you’ll look back.

This will also help us to free up GP appointments for people with more complex health needs and ensure that everyone gets treated at the right time, by the right healthcare professional.

We are keen to hear what you think and will be listening to your comments and feedback about your experience of using this service.

COVID vaccination certification.

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 NHSapp, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions.

The NHSapp 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.

Kind regards

Downing Drive Surgery

All staff at our practice work together as a team to provide you with the best possible care. We aim to treat you with courtesy, dignity, and complete confidence. If you wish to speak to someone in a more confidential area, please ask at reception.