We are delighted to announce that Dr Amer and Dr Waddoups will be joining Drs Ko, Mathew, Henderson and Jackie, our practice manager as partners of the surgery from the 1st of January 2016.
With our foundation as solid as any time in recent history, we are looking forward to building a better and brighter tomorrow for our patients by striving to provide the best possible healthcare that is safe, effecting, caring and responsive.
Patient Representative Group Action Plan
Our Patient Representative Group (PRG) was formed in August 2013. The purpose of the PRG is to enable patients to become more involved in their care by putting the user at the heart of the service. The PRG allow patients to work together with their doctors to improve services, promote health and enhance quality of care.
Click here to read more about the PRG and the action plan agreed by the group for 2014/2015.
My Health Lincolnshire Web App
Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group has recently launched a new mobile web app called 'My Health Lincolnshire' to help patients engage with their personal healthcare and promote digital health tools.
'My Health Lincolnshire' is an interactive app that is designed to promote self-care advice for minor illnesses. It also provides information regarding local health services wherever you are, straight to your phone or computer.
New Appointment System
Improving patient access to primary care will always be a challenge to those working in General Practice, be that meeting NHS targets, patient expectations or just trying to give a good honest service. It is a balancing act we all juggle with on a daily basis.
We have listened to your feedback over the past 12 months and we will be introducing a new appointment system from the 3rd of November 2014 in order to improve access to our services. The new appointment system we will be introducing is called Dr First. Click here for more details.
Ebola Virus Outbreak
Ebola virus disease is a serious, usually fatal, disease for which there are no licensed treatments or vaccines. But for people living in countries outside Africa, it continues to be a very low threat.
The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus mainly affects three countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Around 8,300 cases and more than 4,000 deaths have been reported across these countries by the World Health Organization. This is the largest known outbreak of Ebola.
So far, there has been just one imported case of Ebola in the UK. If you suspect you might have ebola, please DO NOT visit the surgery. Call instead for urgent and prompt advice. Click here or the icon on the left for more information.
A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease is available on the NHS to certain people in their 70s. The shingles vaccine is given as a single injection for people aged 70, 78 or 79.
Unlike the flu jab, you'll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year. The shingles vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. If you are unlucky enough to go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter. To read more about the shingles vaccination, please visit the NHS choices website or click on the PDF icon on the left to download the patient information leaflet.