Boultham Park Medical Practice, Boultham Park Rd, Lincoln, LN6 7SSTel: 01522 874444
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How to use NHS Services
You will be aware that we regularly ask patients to consider how they use the NHS. Resources are limited yet still many people can still help the local NHS resources cope better by more appropriate use of their local health professionals. The attached document shows some alternatives and where you should first seek help rather than using the GP or A&E for minor or trivial health concerns. Please help us to create the capacity for those who really do need our help. Thank you.
NHS Appointments - Where to go and who to ask first.
The network aims to enable practitioners and agencies who support the wellbeing of military personnel and veterans in Lincolnshire, to come together to share knowledge, exchange information, explore opportunities and where appropriate to work collaboratively. Contact details can be found in the attached document
Ordering of Repeat Prescriptions
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
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.
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.
The overall aim of our group [PPG] is to develop a positive and constructive relationship between patients, the Practice and the community it serves, ensuring the practice remains accountable and responsive to all its patients needs.
Our group is affiliated to The National Association for Patient Participation which issues periodic bulletins and newsletters. These can be accessed at www.napp.org.uk.
Latest NAPP Ebulletin below:
The Boultham Park PPG key aims are:-
1. Create and improve two-way communication between patients, the Practice and the community it serves.
2. To bring a sense of partnership between Practice and patients.
3. Provide an avenue for patients’ input in the way facilities and services are planned and executed, to add humanity to, and influence those services.
4. Provide constructive two-way feedback on patient and community needs, concerns and interests.
5. Support the Practice in good health promotions, preventative medicine and health literacy
6. Collect patient opinions and experiences to help the practice to evaluate its services.
7. Communicate to the practice community and/or the wider community information about the practice.
8. Liaise with the Optimus group of practices to share and develop best practice and/or resources.
All registered patients are welcome to join the PPG although, in the interests of effective decision making, membership of the core is limited to twelve. Specialist sub-groups may be formed to deal with specific topics utilising individual skills and interests. Our group meets quarterly and members can be contacted through reception.
Our Practice and PPG is one of seven local medical practices that comprise the OPTIMUS Group of Practices in the Lincoln area.
Optimus aims and objectives include:-
Thank you to your PPG Secretary, Colin, for producing the minutes of the PPG meetings.
Please find below the minutes from our latest meeting. The document will open using Adobe Acrobat reader.
PPG Mtg Minutes 12.12.2018
PPG Mtg Minutes 20.09.2018
PPG MTG 23.05.2018 - Minutes
Annex A to PPG Mtg Minutes 23.05.2018 - Data Privacy Notice
Annex B to PPG Mtg Minutes 23.05.2018 - How we use your Data
PPG AGM 08.02.2018
Annex A to AGM Minutes - Growing PPG Networks and Effectiveness
How to use NHS services - Annex to minutes of 30.11.2017)
PPG MTG 30.11.2017
PPG MTG 21.09.2017
PPG MTG 04.05.2017
PPG AGM 25.02.2017
PPG MTG 08.09.2016
PPG MTG 06.06.2016
PPG - GP Access Mtg -07.03.2016
PPG AGM MTG 25.02.2016
PPG MTG 27.11.2015
PPG MTG 17.09.2015
PPG Mtg 04.06.2015
PPG AGM MTG 26.02.2015
PPG MTG 09.11.2014
PPG MTG 20.08.2015
We would like to know how we can improve our service to you and how you perceive our surgery and staff.
To help us with this, we have a Patient Reference Group which numbers in excess of 300 patients willing to respond to occasional requests for feedback. We ask members of the PRG group questions such as 'what do you think about our opening times?' or about the quality of the care or service they receive. Most members are contacted by email but we have around 80 members who prefer correspondence by post. Questions and surveys are succinct so it doesn't take too much of your time if you would like to join.
Although open to all patients, we are keen to hear from carer's who are also very welcome to join either or both of the patient groups.
The PRG differs from the Patient Participation Group (PPG) in that there are no meetings to attend. PPG is much smaller (about 6 members currently) requiring a little more time in that PPG members attend quarterly meetings and can get involved in other activity, often related to health awareness.
Although 200+ strong, new PRG members are very welcome. Indeed, membership is open to all Boultham Park patients. We need young people, workers, retirees, people with long term conditions and people from non-British ethnic groups. The aim is to achieve a real mix of patients, representative of our full patient base.
If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.
Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online
If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.
Download the pdf version of our sign up form
We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.
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