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PRESCRIPTION CHARGES: The government announced an increase to the NHS prescription charge of 20 pence, to £8.60 per prescription item from 1st April 2017.


EXTENDED HOURS SURGERIES: We offer Extended Hours appointments from 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


READ THE LATEST NEWSLETTER: PPG Newsletter - January 2017


PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS:  Please note that it takes 3 working days to process repeat medication due to the number of requests we receive. In the interest of patient safety the clinical risk associated with accepting repeat prescription requests over the telephone needs to be limited. The easiest and safest way for you to order your medication is online. Please ask a member of staff about SystmOnline.


DISPENSARY QUEUES: Our peak period in Dispensary for collection of medication is on Friday afternoons. Please collect earlier in the day or collect on another day wherever possible.

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Staff Training

We put great emphasis on recruiting suitably skilled and motivated staff who will help us in delivering the best care possible for our patients. After initial induction and training in their individual roles e.g. reception or dispensing we then have whole practice training events every month. These meetings allow us the opportunity to reflect on the services that we provide, to consider how we can meaningfully interpret and implement NHS innovations and reforms, to learn from situations where we feel that we could have done better (using a tool known as Significant Event Audit), and to provide generic staff training. To enable the doctors and staff to keep up to date the practice will be closed for routine services for staff training once a month from between 1.30pm and 4.30pm on the following dates:

 

Tuesday 9th May 2017

Tuesday 13th June 2017

Long Bennington Medical Centre rated Good by CQC inspectors

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) makes sure hospitals, care homes, dental and GP surgeries, and all other care services in England provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care, and encourages these services to make continual improvements.

We are delighted that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the quality of care provided by Long Bennington Medical Centre as ‘Good’ following a recent inspection. The full report can be seen on the CQC website.

Healthwatch Lincolnshire - Latest Survey

To take part in the latest Healthwatch Lincolnshire Survey and have your say on Health and Social Care in Lincolnshire please click on this link - Quick Polls.

Patient Participation Group (PPG)

Our Patient Participation Group (PPG) meets regularly and the minutes are available to read on the website under 'Get Involved - PPG', or click here

http://www.longbenningtonmedicalcentre.nhs.uk/ppg.aspx.  

The PPG can now be contacted by email info@lbppg.co.uk and you can read the latest PPG newsletter here.

You can meet the PPG at our Saturday flu clinics.

 

Prescription Charges

 

The government has announced an increase to the NHS prescription charge of 20 pence, to £8.60 per prescription item from 1st April 2017.

Friends & Family Test

As always, we welcome your feedback so please don't forget to complete a Friends and Family Test survey whenever you pop into the surgery, or click on 'Friends & Family Test' here on our website to complete the survey online. There are only two questions to answer and your response is appreciated. You can also give feedback on the NHS Choices website and we would like to thank those people who have given us very positive responses recently.

Follow us on Twitter!

We are on Twitter! If you would like to keep up to date with health promotions and general information about NHS services, plus information about the practice please follow us LongBennington Med (@long_med) on https://twitter.com/long_med

Shingles Vaccine

To find out if you are currently eligible to have a Shingles vaccination please check this notice who is eligible for the Shingles vaccine? or click on this link and enter your date of birth Am I eligible for a Shingles vaccination?

 

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