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We are having to make some significant changes to the way repeat prescriptions are ordered. These changes are for safety reasons.  Please click here to further details

2017-18 seasonal flu vaccinations.  

It is that time of year again when we look to provide the seasonal flu vaccination to all eligible patients.  We aim to provide the maximum service available over 3 weekends in September and October and these clinics are now open for patients to make there appointments.  Please contact reception to make your appointment

Patients aged 65 and over and those in clinical 'at risk' groups are eligible including children in the 'at risk' groups.  Please see the following leaflet for further guidance.

2017-18 Flu Vaccination information

Attending Appointments

Appointment availability is something we monitor regularly and is always an area of interest to patients and we would like to thank all of our patients who turn up for their appointments on time. To help patients remember appointments, we offer an sms reminder service - please ask at reception for details 

We have previously agreed with the patient participation group that minimising the number of appointments lost through patients who 'did not attend' (DNA) prebooked appointments is a priority.   'DNA' appointments are expensive and effectively lost instead of being offered to someone else with a more urgent problem.  By letting us know in good time that appointments are no longer required helps us to: offer these to someone else; improve access to the GPs and nurses, and helps to reduce appointment waiting time.

Please be courteous to our staff and to your fellow patients and let us know in advance if you no longer need your prebooked appointment.  Please help us to help ALL of our patients.  Thank you

Appointments outside of normal working hours

Particularly helpful to working patients, your GPs provide a limited number of appointments outside of normal opening hours. However, we prefer not to disappoint so it's important to stress that this time is for pre-booked appointments only. We are not open for normal service at these times. Although available to all, we would respectfully encourage our non-working patients to avoid these times where possible.  Our extended surgery hours are held on Saturday mornings.

Neil Hewson

Practice Manager

 

Carers

elderly_consultWe are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who, whatever their age, may be caring without help or support. We know that carers are often "hidden" looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer. Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24 hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. 

Carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much. We have recently updated our local Carers and Support Group Directory which can be downloaded, see below. We hope you find this helpful.
As a Carer, you are also entitled to have your needs assessed by Social Services. A Carer's Assessment is a chance to talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways help could be given. It also looks at the needs of the person you care for. There is no charge for an assessment. CarersConnectReferral_(2).pdf
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The Boultham Park GPs, staff and PPG work with Lincolnshire Carers Partnership to promote support for carers locally. There is a notice board specifically for this purpose and we would urge you to ask for an Information Pack at reception.  The pack is full of advice, contact details of local support groups and other useful information. You could also join one or both of our Patient Groups (PRG/PPG) details of which are under Further Information on the homepage. If not a carer yourself, by all means ask for one during your next visit and pass it on. You will be surprised at just how much support is actually available so please ask, we're here to help.
 
 
The link below will take you to an NHS video on the subject of carers which contains useful advice.  

 


 

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