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VACANCY FOR A SECRETARY/MEDICAL SECRETARY

Please see our "Vacancies at Beechfield" section for details of an immediate vacancy within the  Practice Secretariat.


CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS

Please click HERE  for our opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period.

Please click HERE for local pharmacy provision during the Christmas and New Year period.


DR CAROLINE MANNERS 

After almost 18 years as a General Practitioner - firstly at our Church Street premises, and subsequently here at Beechfield - Dr Manners has decided to move nearer to her home and has accepted a new role as a GP at a practice in Bourne.  She will leave at the end of February 2019 and wishes to extend her thanks and good wishes to the many patients she has had the pleasure of working with throughout her time in Spalding.

We wish her every success in her new appointment as, we are sure, do all of her many patients.


DR CHRIS TARGETT

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new General Practitioner, Dr Chris Targett, who will join the Practice from another local surgery on Monday 3 December 2018, offering 8 clinical sessions per week.


EXTENDED ACCESS - from 1 OCTOBER 2018

Please click HERE for details of a new initiative to extend access to Primary care services across the whole of the South Lincolnshire area.


PHARMACY2U

You may have received a leaflet in the post inviting you to get your repeat prescriptions from a company called Pharmacy2U. We would like to advise all of our patients that this service is not supported or endorsed by us as your GP Surgery, or by your usual local pharmacy.

Pharmacy2U is a distance selling, internet only, pharmacy based on an industrial estate. They do not deal with patients in person, and cannot order medication on your behalf.

Prescriptions processed by Pharmacy2U are delivered by Royal Mail, rather than being handed over to you by a trained member of our team, or our own delivery driver.

We believe that an internet business like Pharmacy2U is no substitute for your local dispensary or pharmacy. We advise you to ignore all correspondence from Pharmacy2U and continue to use your current pharmacy or dispensary who will continue caring for you and your family.

Pharmacy2U is not affiliated with or connected your local dispensary and has absolutely no connection to the practice. If you have received a leaflet from them, please ignore it.


DR CORLETT RETIREMENT

After 33 years at both Church Street Surgery and latterly Beechfield Medical Centre, Dr Corlett has decided to hang up his stethoscope at the end of July, and he will no longer see patients from that date.  We no longer operate personal lists at the practice, and those patients who may normally have seen Dr Corlett may ask to be seen by any available GP of their choice.  Dr Corlett offers his thanks to the many patients he has dealt with through the years for their loyalty and support and wishes everyone well for the future.


FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST

The Practice collects information from you following visits to the surgery with regard to the way that you feel that the visit went - in short this is called the "Friends and Family Test" and asks whether, based on your latest visit, you would recommend the surgery to your Friends and Family.  We collect this information primarily through the SMS texting service, but it can also be fed back at the surgery through the forms and collection boxes held there.  This information is fed back to NHS England on a monthly basis and we are able to react to emerging trends if and when they are noted.   

For previous data please click HERE which covers all of 2017.  

For the running results for 2018 please click HERE


IMPORTANT TRAINING - PRACTICE CLOSED PERIODS - 2019

Training and education of our team is one of the most important elements of our ability to deliver high quality services to you.  In order to facilitate this, we will close from 1430 on one Tuesday afternoon per month - please click HERE  for our 2019 dates.


LATEST CQC INSPECTION REPORT

We are very pleased to advise that Beechfield Medical Centre is assessed as "GOOD" in all domains regulated, monitored and inspected by the Care Quality Commission.  

To read the full report, please click HERE


LINCOLNSHIRE CARE PORTAL

As part of the Lincolnshire Health and Care Strategy that is shaping services to better meet the needs of patients into the future, there are a number of changes being introduced with regard to the way in which information is shared between health care professionals.  

For more information please click here.


STRUGGLING TO COPE WITH A FAMILY MEMBER'S DRINKING?

Al-Anon Family Groups support people who are struggling to cope with a family member's drink problem. There are over 750 groups throughout the UK, and Spalding has it's own group.  It meets every Monday evening at 1945 at the Ivo Day Centre, 67A Albion Street, Spalding PE11 2AU.  It is a completely confidential and anonymous service that is funded as a registered charity, and supported by voluntary contributions.  It is a walk in service - simply turn up and you will be assured of a warm welcome.  More information is available by clicking here.


RECENT PRACTICE SURVEYS

We are always keen to hear the views of our patients in relation to the services that we provide, and attached are the results of three recent surveys with regard to our Nurse Team, our Dispensary Services and an externally assessed patient feedback analysis of our GPs.  

Many thanks to all of those that took part - the extremely positive results are very encouraging.  We will continue to run ad-hoc surveys of this nature for the future, as we are able to learn from them and- where necessary - adapt our services accordingly.

GP Assessment Report 2017

Dispensary Service Survey October 2017

Nursing Survey Results October 2017

Front of House/Reception Survey 2017

DMcG (Practice Manager) 


YOU SAID.....................WE DID!

Please click on the link below for information regarding enhancements to the services we provide at Beechfield.

You Said.................We Did!!!


YOU SAID....................WE ARE DOING!

Please click on the link below for information regarding an initiative that we plan to roll out in early 2017 at Beechfield.

You Said...............We Are Doing!!!


PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP - MEETING

New members are always welcome - please come along if you would like to get involved in the future of YOUR practice and can spare an hour or so every couple of months. For more information click here.

The next meeting of the Group will take place in the Meeting Room at the Surgery from 1830 on Tuesday 15 January 2019


ARE YOU A CARER?

If you are a carer, please click here for a range of information and services that are available to you both locally and across Lincolnshire. 


VOLUNTARY GROUPS IN LINCOLNSHIRE

Please click here for information relating to a number of Voluntary Groups operating both locally and across Lincolnshire.


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