💊💊 DISPENSING PATIENTS 💊💊
CHANGE OF OPENING TIMES
Please note, with immediate effect, and until further notice, our Dispensary will be open for collections from 9am to 5pm only. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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💉 Covid Booster update 💉
In line with the Government’s announcement, the NHS is working to offer every adult the chance to book a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the end of the year. This means our practice is now prioritising the booster rollout.
As part of this, some of our routine services may be stood down for a short period of time to allow us to focus on protecting as many patients as possible. If you have an existing appointment, please attend it as usual unless we contact you.
We are still here for you if we feel you need to be seen urgently but would ask for patience as we support this key national priority over the coming weeks. We hope to be able to stand back up any services as soon as possible and will update this page as soon as we know more.
Please don’t forget there are many services available for you, depending on your condition. These include:
- Self-care – This is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries such as hangovers, coughs, colds, grazes, small cuts, or sore throats. Many of these can be treated at home, simply with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest. For more information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/.../healthy-body/your-medicine-cabinet/
- Pharmacy – Pharmacists can give advice on and treat a range of symptoms. They can support you with things such as diarrhoea, earaches, painful coughs, sticky eyes, teething and rashes. To find your nearest pharmacy call 111 or visit https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/pharmacy/find-a-pharmacy
- NHS 111 – You can access 111 online or via the telephone. This is for any urgent but non-life threatening health concerns. They will be able to signpost you to the relevant service and provide advice where appropriate, or book you into an Urgent Treatment Centre.
- A&E / 999 – You should only attend A&E or dial 999 in a life-threatening emergency such as severe bleeding, breathing difficulties and severe chest pain.
Whilst we are attempting to vaccinate as many people as possible as soon as possible, we are limited by the size of the building as to how many we can people we can safely have in the building at any time. With this in mind we ask that if you are able to travel you visit the nhs website https://www.nhs.uk/.../coro.../book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or call 119 to book an appointment at a clinic near you. You can also find out more about who is eligible, how the vaccine is given and other frequently asked questions.
If you are a housebound patient, we are currently waiting for stock of the Astra Zeneca vaccine to become available, so please do not call the practice.
If you are now eligible for your COVID-19 booster please book it as soon as you can. It is vital as many people as possible get boosted as soon as possible. Please do not contact the practice regarding your boosters.
We thank you for your support and patience at this time.
💊Pharmacy Patients – Important information💊
The way people order their repeat prescriptions is changing. If you normally order your repeat prescriptions directly with the pharmacy then you (or a person nominated on your behalf) will now need to order in one of the following ways:
• Through the national NHS App – Click here for details: NHS app
• Online – Register with the Practice for online services, please speak to a member of the reception team to register.
• In person at your GP practice – Simply tick the medicines you need on the prescription form and post it through the letter box at the front door.
If you have trouble using online services and don’t have a family member, friend or carer able to order prescriptions on your behalf, please contact the Practice.
We are delighted to announce Holbeach Medical Centre has been rated as 'Good' in all areas in our latest CQC inspection. Please follow the link below for further details:
Holbeach Medical Centre CQC inspection results
👩⚕️ GP appointment data👨⚕️
You may or may not not be aware that our appointment availability and usage is monitored closely by the NHS. As we want to have transparency for our patients we decided to provide the figures for our surgery from August 2020 - August 2021. We hope you find this interesting/useful.
A BETTER WAY Suicide Prevention and MensCraft men’s mental health webinars launch this October
HWLincs’ suicide prevention programme ‘A Better Way’ has teamed up with MensCraft – the mental health and wellbeing charity for men and boys – to host a series of free mental health webinars for men.
Three webinars, covering varied and useful wellbeing topics, will be available via Zoom and will be delivered in short, sharp sessions, in a supportive, informal and at times humorous way, to help take the stigma out of talking about mental health.
Ed Roberts from MensCraft will host the webinars with insightful techniques and ideas for improving mental health and sharing experiences into overcoming the fear of opening and discovering how fitness and mindfulness can be of help.
Details for the webinars are as follows:
- Why we need to talk more… Let’s get talking – 14th October at 11.00am
- What on earth is mindfulness? – 21st October at 4.30pm
- Fitness for mental health – 4th November at 11.00am
To book a free place on any of the mental health webinars from A Better Way and MensCraft, visit https://hwlincs.co.uk/talks/ and click on the links provided. Places are limited and in high demand.
As part of A Better Way, HWLincs is also offering men a one-to-one Offload Central Sessions, which provides men with an opportunity to spend an hour talking through their feelings with a trained councillor in a non-judgemental, supportive and nurturing environment.
To find out how to speak to someone about their mental health or get help for yourself, please visit http://abetterway.site
For further details or more information on any of the above please contact Tom Cassidy at firstname.lastname@example.org
🤔"Why can't I see a GP?" - An explanation to what is happening in General practice.
During the pandemic we have never closed our doors, or stopped seeing patients face to face. We have however been working differently and we know many of you may be concerned by all the changes, hopefully this video will explain how you can help us to help you. Click below to watch:
Why can't I see a GP?