Annual Flu Vaccinations
We are still taking bookings for your free annual flu vaccination, if you are over 65 or under 65 will chronic conditions and have had the flu vaccination before - please contact the surgery to book your appointment.
Covid 19 Update November 2021
***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.
Covid 19 Booster - December onwards - Cohorts 1-10 40 to 49yo and 16 to 17yo
The practice is now offering and booking appointments for the booster vaccination. This vaccination now also covers cohorts 1-10 and can only be offered six months after your second vaccination. So for those patients who had their second vaccination in June/Julyl - you will be contacted to have your Booster in December, and so on.
We are now providing the booster vaccine to 40-49 year olds and a second done to 16-17 year olds, if you fall in this age group it has been over 6 months since your second vaccine please call the practice to arrange your booster appointment.
You can also call NHS 119 to arrange an appointment at any time at one of the mass vaccination centres. This will be mainly at the Lincolnhshire Showground.
NEW SMS BOOKING SERVICE
We are to trial a new sms appointment booking system for the Covid Booster vaccinations. You will be able to book and choose your appointment time on specific clinics when you receive a text message invite.
Data Sharing and Opt Out
For the latest information regarding data sharing and opting out please see link below.
Important Information - Covid 19 Vaccination
Patient information leaflets - follow link
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.
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.
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.