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Covid 19 Update August 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 now no requirement to wear a mask in any healthcare setting. This is now solely patient choice.
If you do not wish to receive the booster vaccination please call the surgery to notify us of your dissent.You can still book directly with the NHS for your booster vaccinations and spring booster campaign by following the link below
The practice will be offering the Autumn booster vaccines for Covid 19. We are planning on giving these at the same appointment as your annual flu vaccination.
We will be announcing the clinic dates shortly - and will be contacting patients to book their appointments.
Data Sharing and Opt Out
For the latest information regarding data sharing and opting out please see link below.
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.
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.
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.