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1st November 2018
Today the partners of Lakeside Healthcare Group are delighted to announce that Hereward Group Practice in Bourne, South Lincolnshire are to merge with Lakeside Healthcare.
The ‘super-practice’ will serve the healthcare needs of more than 165,000 patients across four counties: Northamptonshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire & Cambridgeshire.
This is very exciting news for all patients and staff as it ensures sustainability and continuity of service provision as well as terrific opportunities for future growth.
We remain deeply committed to providing high quality primary care services for this and future generations in our region.
Letter to patients
We encourage patients to access their repeat prescriptions and make appointments using online services.
Evergreen Life is a new addition to the options available which can be accessed on your computer or by downloading the app to your phone or tablet. To receive the online registration details you should ask at reception for an access form, please be aware that you need to provide photo ID when you sign up for online access.
Extended Access appointments (from 1st October 2018)
We are pleased to advise that our patients will be able to access a number of routine GP and nurse appointments at evenings and weekends as part of an extended access service commissioned by NHS South Lincolnshire CCG. Appointments are for pre-bookable, non-urgent appointments only and are available between 6.30pm to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-12pm on Saturdays & Sundays, including bank holidays and across the Easter, Christmas and New Year period.
The service sees practices across the area working closely together and will mean that you can take advantage of an appointment at another local practice. Please be aware that the health professional will have access to your full medical records from this practice and you will be asked to confirm that you consent to this at the time of booking the appointment.
To arrange an appointment or for more information on where appointments are available, please speak to our receptionists.
Dr Padmore left the practice on 27th July to take up a new job in Peterborough. We are very sorry to see her go and wish her all the best for the future.
We have appointed a replacement, Dr Sandra Rodrigues, who will join the practice on 3rd September.
Dr Hackney left the practice on 17th August as she will be moving away from Lincolnshire. We wish her all the best for the move and good luck in her new venture.
Appointment Cancellation voicemail facility
Just ring the main surgery telephone number (01778 393399) and choose Option 1 - Appointments. You can leave us a message if you are no longer able to attend an appointment you have booked.
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ACUTE ILLNESS TEAM
Primary Care Practitioners / Nurse Practitioners
Conditions suitable for assessment by a PCP include cough, sore throat, ear pain, rashes, plus all minor injuries and acute illnesses (acute illnesses are those which started no longer than 2 weeks previously).
Our Primary Care Practitioners (PCP), Steven & Rob, along with the Nurse Practitioners (Tracy and Katie) work alongside the duty doctor every day running the 'Acute Illness Clinic'. They are experienced clinicians specifically trained to assess a patient's condition and offer appropriate advice and treatment to any patient aged over 6 months old. They are also able to visit patients at home should their condition prevent them from leaving their home.
Our Acute Illness Team can be seen 'on the day' by ringing the appointments line - the receptionist will check that a patient's condition is suitable to be assessed by a Practitioner and will offer the patient a booked appointment time. The duty doctor will still be available should the Practitioner feel that GP input is necessary.
Dr Elder's retirement
Dr Elder retired from the practice on 31st March 2017.
All patients who were registered with Dr Elder and had her as their 'Named GP' have been transferred over to either Dr Padmore, Dr Bomford, Dr Hackney or Dr Wong.
These patients do not need to do anything and there is no change to the way they access General Medical Services at the Hereward Group Practice.
South Lincolnshire GP Alliance
GP practices in the South of Lincolnshire have formed an alliance which will see us work more closely on the provision of services for our patients.
This new alliance will give those member practices taking part the opportunity to explore new and innovative ways of providing the highest quality safe care closer to our patient’s home.
Patients at our practices will remain registered with us and with their own GP. Patients will see no change to the day to day care that they receive. It is anticipated, however, that one of the benefits to our patients will be the ability to access a wider range of services locally or even in their own home.
Potential initiatives being considered include extending GP opening hours and taking a more collaborative approach to weekend working. This could see our patients being able to access a GP not necessarily at this practice but at one of the other practices who are part of the alliance.
Dr Majid Akram, Clinical Director of the alliance said:
“This local alliance of practices will ensure that the needs of patients are at the heart of everything we do. It is important that we continue to cater for the needs of an ever changing population and we are able to adapt services in line with the needs of patients and their carers. Linking practices together will enable us able to begin the process of developing cutting edge and evidence based care closer to the patients’ home. The size and diversity of this alliance shows our commitment to work with everyone who has a role in the delivery of health services in this community.”
Practices within the alliance include:
Bourne Galletley Practice, Hereward Medical Centre, Abbeyview Surgery, The Deepings Practice, Littlebury Medical Centre, Gosberton Medical Centre, Moulton Medical Centre, Long Sutton Medical Group, Beechfield Medical Centre, Munro Medical Centre, Pennygate Surgery, Glenside Practice, Market Cross Surgery, Colsterworth, Sutterton.
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