East Lindsey Extended Access Hub
February 2018

imageTasburgh Lodge Surgery is taking part in the East Lindsey extended access pilot. This is a new service that offers GP appointments outisde of core working hours, making it easier for you to get an appointment at a time that suits you, including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.

The service is located in Louth County Hospital, High Holme Road, Louth LN11 0EU.

These appointments are available in advance and if we cannot offer you an appointment at a suitable time at our surgery, we may be able to book you an appointment with the GP extended access service.

The GP who sees you may not be your regular GP, but with your consent he/she will be able to access your medical records and transfer any information back to us. The GP will be able to offer advice and treatment including prescriptions, blood test requests and referrals on to other services.

Please contact the surgery for more details.

Full CCG Press Release
Lincolnshire Reporter Article
Horncastle News Article

Merger Approved
January 2018

imageWe are delighted to announce that the proposed merger of James Street Family Practice and Kidgate Surgery has been formally approved. The two practices will formally merge as of 1st of April 2018. The merged practice will operate from the James Street Family Practice site.

Refurbishment and extension of James Street Family Practice will begin on the 29th of January 2018 for a period of 16 weeks. Car parking will be severely restricted during the construction period. Patients are advised to use the Northgate East Car Park, which is less than 2 minutes walk from the practice.

Consultation on Proposed Merger with Kidgate Surgery
July 2017

imageOn the 10th of July 2017, James Street Family Practice and Kidgate Surgery officially launched a 3 month consultation on the proposed merger of the two practices.  Both practices strongly believe in, and are committed to, maintaining local provision of high quality general practice in our rural community. We strongly believe that the proposed merger will ensure long term sustainability of our practice. It will also improve our practice resilience and gives us an opportunity to enhance and maximise service provision.

Click here to read the full press release and patient FAQ.

National Patient Participation Week
June 2017

image"In support of the National Patient Participation Week, a ‘Drop-in’ was arranged for the patients of Tasburgh Lodge Practice, held in the Methodist Hall on the Broadway Woodhall Spa on Tuesday June 20th 2017.

It was to be an informal discussion on many aspects of the Health Service. Jackie Rotherham, practice manager and Claire Hornsby from the East CCG were in attendance to answer questions. About twenty people attended, some existing members of the Patient Participation Group (PPG), and some others who expressed a wish to join the Group. One of the areas of most concern was the wait to have blood tests, and not being able to have blood tests on the days when they were required. Jackie gave a full explanation of why this occurred. Most of the comments were complimentary of the service given by the Practice, and many spoke well of the service and treatment given by both the Pilgrim Hospital at Boston, and the County Hospital at Lincoln. Claire handed round some consultation documents, including the consultation on the proposed closure of the Walk in Centre in Lincoln.

As the leader of the Tasburgh Lodge Practice PPG I would like to thank all who attended our first open meeting and made it a very successful event."

Jean Hill

Lincolnshire Over The Counter Initiative
April 2017

imageFollowing a consultation with members of the public across Lincolnshire which ended on 18 November 2016, the four Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups have approved the restricting of prescribing of over the counter medicines used for short-term, self-limiting conditions, with effect from Monday 12th December 2016. 

Click here for more details.

Monitored Dosage System (Blister Pack)

imageA Monitored Dosage System is designed to assist persons who find it difficult to keep track of their medications and who sometimes forget to take the medication as prescribed. The system consists of a weekly set of medications, which is blister packed for different times of the day as appropriate.  The patient can receive the full monthly prescription packed in four blistered cards or the medication can be dispensed weekly, according to the wishes of the doctor.

If you think a Monitored Dosage System could help you keep track of your medicines, please click this link for more details on how to apply for one.

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