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FEBRUARY 2019. 

A warm welcome to Mrs Irene Chester who has joined our team as a phlebotomist. Initially she will be working at our Sleaford site on Thursday and Friday mornings .From 4/2/19 she will also be offering a Wednesday morning service at Heckington .

Also a warm welcome to Julie Read who has re-located from Norfolk and will be working in the Dispensary .

 

 

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.

The first of this years Medical Students from Nottingham University Medical School will be here on 15/7/19

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.

 

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.

Your medication

If you need regular medication for a stable long-term health condition, your GP can prescribe a maximum supply of three months.  Please do not ask the surgery for longer than three months.

If you’re taking a course of medication that will finish during your holiday, then get advice from your GP. They may be able to give you a repeat prescription.

However, this will depend on, for example:

  • how long your GP thinks you’ll continue to need your medication
  • how often your treatment needs to be reviewed

Will my GP prescribe medication in case I’m ill when I’m away?

Talk to your GP about this. They will only give you an NHS prescription if they think that you need the medication. They don’t have to give you an NHS prescription just because you think you should have the medication.

Some GPs will provide private prescriptions if they agree that you should take medication in case you’re ill while you’re away. You will have to pay for a private prescription.

Travel abroad for more than three months

If you’re going abroad for more than three months, your GP may prescribe medication to last until you can make arrangements to get it at your destination. This might be by:

  • registering with a doctor in the country you’re visiting
  • buying the medication from a pharmacist while you’re away

If you’re travelling outside the EU, before you go, check with your GP whether you can get your medication in the countries you’re travelling to. You can also contact each country's embassy or high commission for advice.

Check what medication you can take

Before you travel find out if there are any restrictions on taking your medicine in and out of:

  • the UK
  • the country you’re visiting

Some medicines available over the counter in the UK may be controlled in other countries. For more information, see the following link to the NHS website... Find out more

When you return

If you’re given any medication while you’re away, try to find out if it’s legal to bring it back into the UK. If you’re in any doubt, declare it at customs when you come back.

 
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