Blood Pressure - Home Monitoring
Latest NHS England infection control advice is that BP equipment should be used once and left three days before another use. Therefore patients are encouraged to purchase their own BP monitoring equipment and for those that record their own measurements use the log sheet linked below and note the weekly figures. These can then be emailed back to the practice on the practice email account firstname.lastname@example.org
Home blood pressure log
FIRST CONTACT PHYSIOTHERAPY
Woodland Medical Practice will soon be introducing a new service. We will be offering on site appointments with a Specialist Physiotherapist. This means if you are suffering with any bone, muscle or Joint problem you can see the specialist instead of a GP. The Physio will be able to refer to hospital, order tests and write prescriptions. More information to follow including how to book an appointment in January.
Please see information leaflet
During the coronavirus lockdown patients are reminded that prescriptions can only be requested by telephoning the practice. Choose option 3 on the answerphone message.
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.
Free STI kit - To order a free STI test kit please follow the link below:
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.
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
From 25th May 2018 the regulations around data protection are changing. Please see our link on the "further information" sections of the website.
Appointments Evening and Weekends from September 2018
Woodland Medical Practice is pleased to be able to offer our patients access to routine appointments at evenings and weekends.
The new service is part of an extended access service which has been commissioned by NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group.
The appointments will also be available on bank holidays and across the Easter, Christmas and New Year periods
Extended hours appointments are for pre-bookable non-urgent appointments. Examples of these include chronic illness, asthma checks and medicines reviews,
The service is being delivered by a federation of GP practices in the area. If a patient wishes to attend an extended hours appointment, they may need to travel to another local GP practice or a central GP practice hub and may not necessarily see their own GP.
In our locality, appointments are available between 6.30pm and 8pm Monday to Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday mornings. There are also a number of additional appointments being made available during core hours (8.00am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday).
To arrange an appointment or for more information on when and where appointments are available, speak to the practice receptionist or member of the practice team or call the practice on 01522 303727