Self Care and Help

Hospital switchboard numbers:

Department Switchboard: 03003031573

Appointments line: 03003031563



Visit the links below to see if you can self help or get more inspired to live well.  

We want you to be pro-active about taking care and staying in good health, so we've added the links for Live Well and Wellbeing sections too, so please do check them out, get inspired and share with others!

Abuse Help:

UAVA- United Against Violence and Abuse
Tel support: 0808 80 200 28 (8am-8pm)
Text support: 07715 994 962

24hr National DVA number 0808 2000 247
LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428
Karma Nirvana, UK Helpline for ‘honour’-based
abuse and forced marriage: 0800 5999 247

How do you report domestic abuse in an emergency?
As always, victims of domestic abuse can call 999 in an
emergency. There is an option to remain silent should they
be afraid of being heard by the abuser; pressing 55 on
their mobile handset will indicate to the call handler that
they need the police. This is called the “Silent Solutions
System”, more information can be found here.

make yourself heard


 First call for help
THE SELF CARE FORUM - Gives lots of information on daily illnesses to chronic conditions.
The self care forum has all sorts of resources, fact sheets, news and events.

Open Mind Leicester CityOpenMind



Support for armed service veterans:

- Royal British legion - - 0808 191 4218

- Service personnel & Veterans Agency (SPVA)  - 0808 191 4218

- Combat Stress - 24 Hour Helpline - 0800 138 1619



Step up to GM


A public consultation has launched about proposals to invest in and improve adult mental health services for people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. You can find out more on the website and fill in a questionnaire.






When the practice is closed and you feel you need urgent medical advice or help that is not an emergency call 111.  Visit for more information.
Choose Better - NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Services and guidance for choosing the right one.
Mental Health Support
For mental health support and help, please see this leaflet of available contacts and support numbers.


Clinics & Services

Hockley Farm Medical Practice provides the following clinics. Please contact reception for more details. 

  • Chronic Disease Reviews  - Nurse led (Asthma, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, COPD, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Failure, Housebound reviews, Hypertension, Peripheral Arterial Disease and Stroke)
  • Baby and Child Clinic  - Nurse led
  • Contraception advice
  • Flu Vaccination (October - December)
  • Immunisations
  • Maternity  - Midwife led care
  • Smears (cervical cancer screening) - Nurse led
  • Travel Advice and Vaccination  - Nurse led
  • Well Person Checks  - Nurse led

How to get travel vaccinations

We offer a full range of vaccinations for foreign travel. For all advice and information regarding foreign travel please make an appointment with the practice nurse 8 weeks before departure so that immunisation can be completed. It would be very helpful if you would print off and complete the Travel Form which can be found in the News and Documents section of this website. When completed deliver, post or fax it through to the practice so that the nurse can check which vaccinations you will require before you come for your appointment.

Please note that not all travel vaccinations are stocked by the practice and not all are free of charge.



Some of our other services include:

  • 24 Hour Blood Pressuring Monitoring
  • Helicobacter Pylori Tests
  • Cervical Smears
  • Chlamydia Testing
  • INR Testing
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Travel Vaccinations (see Travel Advice)


See our Test Results page for information on obtaining your test results.



We run the following seasonal services:

  • Flu






Hockley Farm Medical Practice

39 Hockley Farm Road
    LE3 1HN
    0116 222 6100


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Catchment Area

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