Heckington SurgeryTel: 01529 460213
Sleaford SurgeryTel: 01529 305595
Please note the next Practice Training afternoon is Thursday 16TH November.
A warm welcome from the Practice to Dr Kasinathan who has started work with us on Mondays and Tuesdays up until mid December.He will then be working full-time from early January 2018.
We have been accepted to host Nursing students from Lincoln University and have agreed to host 8 medical students this year from Nottingham University.We will be saying goodbye to Adam this week and hello to Katie Haughian and Clare Metcalfe week commencing 9/10/17. As usual,we are sure that you will make them all feel very welcome.
Thankyou to Maurice who again has produced an in depth and informative Summer newsletter
Further developments include;
1.Twice monthly Ultrasound clinics in the former police station.
2.Three days a week physiotherapy also in the former police station.
Patients on long-term medication who have been approved for repeat prescriptions have a number of options open to them when it comes to re-ordering:
We do not accept telephone ordering of repeat prescriptions
The dispensary at Heckington is open between 08:30 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:30.
Please note we are a 28 day prescribing practice. For urgent medication queries outside of surgery hours please ring 111.
Patients on repeat medication have to see either a doctor or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications. A medication review form (pink slip) will be attached to your medication when the review is due. Please present this form at reception when booking your medication review appointment to ensure you are seen by the right clinician.
Please allow 48 WORKING HOURS between requesting and collecting your medication.
If you request over a Bank Holiday then the 48 hours starts from the day that the Surgery reopens.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
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:
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.
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:
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.
Before you travel find out if there are any restrictions on taking your medicine in and out of:
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
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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