News

25th Feb

One You Lincolnshire - Free Health & Wellbeing Programmes

Get back to a healthier you with our free weight loss, stop smoking, wieght loss and drink less programmes.

Follow the link below for more information and sign up! 

  https://www.oneyoulincolnshire.org.uk/

 

26th Jan

Latest Guidance re Masks

Although the latest guidance is that masks are no longer needed to be worn, the British Medical Association (BMA) and NHS England (NHSE) are instructing that mask wearing remains mandatory in a healthcare setting. 

Therefore all patients will still be expected to wear a face covering upon entry to the surgery. This is to further protect vulnerable patients and staff.

 

3rd Nov 2021

Covid 19 Update April 2022

***Patient Safety Notice***

If any patient has recently had a Covid 19 test and has a booked appointment but are awaiting the test result you must inform the practice and DO NOT ATTEND the surgery until your test result is confirmed. This is required to protect the practice staff and patients.

Patients are reminded that there is still a requirement to wear a face covering (unless medically exempt) and socially distance within the practice and any other healthcare setting.

The practice will be providing the Booster 4th dose to patients 75 year of age and over, also patients who are aged over 12 who are immuno compromised.  

You will be contacted when your appointment is due, which will always be at least 6 months after your last vaccination.

If you do not wish to receive the booster vaccination please call the surgery to notify us of your dissent.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

 

31st Aug 2021

Data Sharing and Opt Out

For the latest information regarding data sharing and opting out please see link below.

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice 

GP Data - Type 1 Opt Out form

28th Feb 2020

Mental Health Crisis "SHOUT" text service

Lincolnshire first to launch 24/7 mental health crisis text service

Lincolnshire has joined in with the national launch of a new 24/7 mental health crisis text service, called Shout.

Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere, and it’s a place to go if you are struggling to cope and need immediate help.

By texting shout to 85258 you will be able to access Shout’s team of volunteers who can help with urgent issues such as suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying, and relationship challenges.

“We are delighted that Shout is now available across Lincolnshire, and are confident it will make a huge difference to many people due to the support it is able to offer,” comments Rachel Redgrave, Chair of the Lincolnshire Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat. “Finding the right support is important, especially if you need someone to talk to right now, and Shout aims to connect every texter to a trained volunteer promptly.”

Shout is delivered in partnership with the Crisis Text Line, and the volunteer team will listen to you and help you to think more clearly, enabling you to know that you can take the next step to feeling better.

“The trained Crisis volunteer will introduce themselves, reflect on what you’ve said, and invite you to share at your own pace,” adds Rachel. “You’ll text back and forth, only sharing what you feel comfortable with. By asking questions, listening to you and responding with support, they will help you sort through your feelings until you both feel you are now in a calm, safe place.”

In addition, the volunteer may provide some signposting to other services that can provide further help, so that you can continue to get support. If your life is imminent danger, dial 999.

28th Feb 2020

Prescriptions

Following the easing of lockdown restricitons you can now order your repeat prescriptions as follows - telephoning the practice and leaving a voice message on the dedicated prescription line or by dropping of your paper repeat slip from the prescription.

In future we would prefer to send your prescription electronically direct to the pharmacy of your choice. Please let us know which pharmacy you would like your prescription sending.

Should you need to order an urgent prescription, these requests need to be in before 10:30am. This then gives us time to process and the prescription will be ready at 5:30pm on that day. This service is for emergency requests only - please do not abuse this service and order your routine repeat prescriptions in a timely manner, with 48 hours notice.

28th Feb 2020

Self Care Forum - Chronic pain - Patient Advice

Please view the link below to see helpful advice on a wide range of conditions.

28th Feb 2020

Maternity Services

For those patients who are recently pregnant please be advised that there is no need to routinely see a GP. We will inform the community midwife of the patient details and she will then follow up to arrange an appointment with the midwifery team. The only time that a GP appointment may be necessary is when the patient is on regular medication.

28th Feb 2020

Booking Appointments

Appointments can be made by speaking to the receptionists or online. Routine appointments are 10 minutes; patients are reminded that only one problem should be discussed in an appointment.

Emergency appointments - these are available for urgent problems and can be arranged for the same day. You may not be able to see your usual doctor and the appointment may be shorter than a routine appointment.

All appointments are made by telephoning the surgery and speaking to a receptionist or online, if you would like to register to book or cancel your appointment online, please leave your details at reception.

28th Feb 2020

Free STI kit

To order a free STI test kit please follow the link below:
https://www.freeandclear.me/

The new Lincolnshire Sexual Health (LiSH) site is now live
www.lincolnshiresexualhealth.nhs.uk for information on STI, contraception, safer sex, C-Card and to local the nearest mobile unit clinic.