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EXTENDED ACCESS APPOINTMENTS - We are pleased to be able to now offer patients access to routine, pre-booked appointments at evenings and weekends. Extended hours run between 18:30 and 20:00 weekdays and 09:00 and 12:00 Saturday and Sunday and are available on bank holidays and across the Easter, Christmas and New Year periods.Appointments are for pre-bookable, non-urgent consultations with GPs and Nurses and Physiotherapists. For more information click HERE.

FLU VACCINATIONS 2018 - IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FLU VACCINATION PLEASE CONTACT RECEPTION TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT. Click on this link to find out - Who should have a flu jab?

GDPR - On 25 May 2018 the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. Here is a copy of our Privacy Notice which includes information on how we use and protect your personal information, and your rights relating to this.

CHECK-IN SCREEN - Our new patient self check-in screen is up and running. It takes just a few seconds to use and is an effective way to increase efficiency at the reception desk and improve the patient experience. The reception staff will be encouraging patients to use it when they arrive for their booked appointments.

PRESCRIPTION CHARGES - If you pay for your prescriptions the NHS Prescription Charge increased to £8.80 for each item dispensed from 1st April 2018.

 

SAVE TIME, DO IT ONLINE   - Order your repeat prescriptions online, book and cancel your appointments online. Please ask a member of our Reception team for details about how to register for Online access.

ARE YOU A CARER? If you help a family member, friend or neighbour that has a disability, has a mental illness, has a chronic illness, is frail or has a substance misuse problem with alcohol or drugs, we would like to provide you with relevant information.  Please complete one of our "AM I A CARER?" forms at the Reception desk click on the Carers link in our Further Information Index.

PRESCRIPTION REQUESTSWe require at least 3 FULL WORKING DAYS to prepare your paper or electronic prescription as per NHS standard. This excludes procurement and dispensing time which is subject to separate clinical and safety standards.  You may not request items which are not on your repeat list due to local health policy restrictions in that items which are used occasionally and are available at a pharmacy must be purchased at a pharmacy, whether you are exempt or not from prescription charges. We encourage patients to register for SystmOnline prescription ordering. Just ask a member of our reception team.

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EXTENDED ACCESS APPOINTMENTS - We are pleased to be able to now offer patients access to routine, pre-booked appointments at evenings and weekends. Extended hours run between 18:30 and 20:00 weekdays and 09:00 and 12:00 Saturday and Sunday and are available on bank holidays and across the Easter, Christmas and New Year periods.

Appointments are for pre-bookable, non-urgent consultations with GPs and Nurses and Physiotherapists. For more information click HERE.

FLU VACCINE 2018 - If you are aged over 65, or aged under 65 and eligible for the flu vaccine please contact us now to book your flu jab. To find out if you are eligible for a free flu vaccination please click HERE.

NHS Health Checks - Are you aged 40 - 74? If so, did you know that you are entitled to a FREE NHS Health Check, every 5 years? Your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease & dementia increases with age! An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk. Please speak to our Reception staff on 01400 281220 to book an appointment.

GDPR, Patient Privacy Notice - On 25 May 2018 the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. Here is a copy of our Privacy Notice which includes information on how we use and protect your personal information, and your rights relating to this.

Patient Survey Results 2018 - The latest results from the National GP Patient Survey for Long Bennington Medical Centre can be found here.

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 not have any routine clinics once a month from between 1.30pm and 4.30pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 18th December 2018

Tuesday 15th January 2019

The staff had a very interesting training session about Dementia Friends and changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia. For more information about Dementia Friends please click here.

Latest Healthwatch Lincolnshire information

Please click here for the latest Healthwatch Lincolnshire Newsfeed Posts from Healthwatch Lincolnshire (30 November 2018).

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