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NOVEMBER 2018.

The Flu Line is now closed but you can still call the reception to book in

Saturday Flu Clinic dates.

 

Sleaford  10/11/18.

Please note that there are 2 flu vaccines this year and if you are over 65 years of age will be receiving a TRIVALENT VACCINE.

PLEASE help us to help you;

Please be aware that if you are 10 minutes late then you will be asked to re-book or sit and wait so that patients that arrive on time can be seen.

Please be aware that if you do not attend appointments on multiple occasions then you will first receive a letter and then asked to re-register at an alternative practice.

Please be aware that any prescription advice given from a hospital appointment can take 7 days to process but you may also be asked to be seen if the clinician needs to discuss further.

Please be aware that this Practice has not yet signed up to the Electronic Prescription Service so cannot process requests from online pharmacies.

 

Please note the next Practice Training afternoon is on TBC.

 

 

We have been accepted to host Nursing students from Lincoln University.

A warm welcome to Mrs Tracy Laverick our new Data Administrator . She commences in post on 1/10/18.

Mrs Jayne Ball will now be our Practice Co-ordinating Manager. This is a new both exciting and evolving role to link all of our Departments together.

We have been allocated 8 Medical Students this year from Nottingham Medical School and the first two will be with us from 17/7/18.

Miss Caitlin Cornish and Mr Max Hollowday will be with us from 5/11/18 to 30/11/18.

 

Further developments include;

1.Twice monthly Ultrasound clinics in the former police station.Any bookings for this service will need to be made after a Clinician appointment initially.

2.Three days a week physiotherapy also in the former police station[Tuesdays,Thursdays and Fridays].Any appointments for this service will need to be made after an initial Clinican[Doctor or Nurse Practitioner]  assessment.

Clinics & Services

In addition to general medical consultations we are pleased to be able to provide a number of specialist services and clinics.asthma_inhaler4

Practice nurses

Our practice nurses and healthcare assistants are available daily for the following:

  • Changing dressings/suture removal
  • Contraception advice
  • Monitoring of diabetes, hypertension & asthma
  • Childhood immunisation
  • Travel vaccinations
  • Cervical smears
  • Advice on weight-loss & smoking
  • INR (Warfarin clinic)

Clinics

  • Minor surgery - Dr Vijayan performs minor surgery procedures for our patients and also on a referral basis for other local practices.
  • Orthopaedics - Dr Vijayan is a qualified orthopaedic surgeon and performs various procedures for our patients and also on a referral basis for other local practices.  These include Carpal Tunnel decompression, Trigger Finger release and various injections. baby_nurse 
  • Gynae clinic - Dr Malathy provides this service which includes implants and coils.
  • Flu clinic - a seasonal clinic for eligible patients. Appointments can be booked in September for clinics during October-December.
  • District nurses - the team assists with housebound & palliative care patients and liaises regularly with doctors and nurses at the practice.  To access the team please call 01529 220446.
  • Baby clinic - run by the health visitor. To contact the health visitor please call 01529 303576.
  • Maternity services - appointments can be made to see the midwifery team at Heckington on a Wednesday and Sleaford on a Thursday.
 
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