New Service: Push Doctor
The practice remains open as normal for telephone and face-to-face consultations; video appointments are simply an additional, complimentary service for those who would prefer to be seen from home, and are usually available quicker than face-to-face appointments.
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Weight Management Group at Green Futures
The programme starts on the 25th May '22, 1.00pm - 3.30pm every week for 12 weeks at Green Futures, to sign up, people need to live in NE Lincs and be over 18 to join.
Anyone can book on by ringing Charlotte Taylor on 07912682970 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thrive - social prescribing:
Self Care Commissioning Statement
Prescribing of medicines available to purchase over the counter for self-care
Clinical Commissioning Groups within NHS Humber, Coast and Vale Integrated Care System (ICS) do not routinely support the prescribing of medicines and treatments for self-limiting and minor health conditions where:
- Self-care is the most appropriate route
- Medicines and treatments are available to buy over the counter
All prescribers within, Humber, Coast and Vale including non-medical prescribers, GPs, extended hours, urgent care and A&E departments, should offer education and advice to support self-care when appropriate and not routinely prescribe readily available over the counter (OTC) medicines. This guidance does not remove the clinical discretion of the prescriber in accordance with their professional duties.
Community pharmacists should support this approach and not routinely advise patients to request their GP to prescribe OTC medicines available for self-limiting conditions and minor health conditions where these are available to purchase.
Flu Season 2022/23
This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to patients registered to this practice from the following groups:
- adults 65 and over
- people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
- pregnant women
- people living with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
- children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2022
- children in primary school
- children in year 7 (secondary school)
- frontline health or social care workers
You will be be contacted by the surgery for an appointment shortly.
Some of these groups are more at risk of developing potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection).
Others are more at risk of passing flu on to vulnerable people should they catch the virus.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Contact 119 online, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a cough
- a high temperature
- loss of sense of smell
- loss of sense of taste
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu. More information can be found here
SEPSIS is a rare but serious complication of an infection.
Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death.
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Out of Hours contact numbers
If you have an urgent health need, that is not an emergency, when the practice is closed, please call Freephone number 111.
If you have a Mental Health or Adult Social Care need please ring 01472 256256.
If your need is an emergency please dial 999.
Learn More about Care Navigation
Care navigators' can play a crucial role in helping people to get the right support, at the right time to help manage a wide range of needs. This may include support with long term conditions, help with finances and signposting to a range of statutory and voluntary sector services.
Our reception team are fully trained in care navigation and are here to help you....... so please do not be offended if your receptionist asks you what your problem is when you call us for an appointment. For more information click on the links below...
Care Navigation Video
What is the Herbert Protocol?
The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme which encourages carers and families to record vital information on a form which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.
The protocol was introduced by West Yorkshire Police and named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia.
So far 55 people with dementia have gone missing in Lincolnshire since January 2017, out of a total of 411. This is 13%.
Please click on the link below for more information....
A new data privacy law will be introduced in the UK in May 2018
We're making it easier for you to find out how we handle your prescription information. Click on the link below for more information.....