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IMPORTANT MESSAGE

CORONAVIRUS

PLEASE SEE OUR LATEST ADVICE WITH REGARD TO ACCESSING THE SURGERY BY CLICKING HERE

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS PERIOD

IF YOU HAVE TRAVELLED FROM AN INCREASING NUMBER OF AREAS WORLDWIDE OR HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE CONFIRMED AS HAVING CORONAVIRUS IN THE LAST 2 WEEKS, OR IF YOU HAVE DEVELOPED A NEW COUGH OR HIGH TEMPERATURE YOU MAY BE AT RISK OF CONTRACTING THE VIRUS.  PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE HOUSE.  INSTEAD, CONTACT NHS 111 DIRECT FOR ONLINE ADVICE.

a.   For general advice with regard to the virus, from NHS 111 Direct PLEASE CLICK HERE

b.    Please also see THE LATEST GOVERNMENT ADVICE FROM HERE


THE RESULTS OF OUR IN HOUSE SURVEYS ARE NOW BEING PUBLISHED IN THE PRACTICE AND UNDER OUR LATEST NEWS SECTION

Latest News

URGENT CHANGES AT THE PRACTICE

DUE TO THE ADDED PRESSURES OF THE CURRENT PANDEMIC, WE WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO OFFER A 2 DAY TURNAROUND FOR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS - WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, THIS IS NOW 4 WORKING DAYS FROM THE DAY THAT YOU DEPOSIT YOUR PRESCRIPTION.

WE HAVE ALSO NOW HAD TO RESTRICT TELEPHONE CALLS TO OUR MEDICATIONS LINE TO THE PERIOD BETWEEN 1000-1400 DAILY, AND TO ASK THAT ONLY THOSE WHO ARE SELF-ISOLATING OR OTHERWISE REGARDED AS HIGH RISK AND VULNERABLE UTILISE THIS SERVICE.

BECAUSE OF THE INHERENT RISKS OF TRANSFERENCE THE PRACTICE WILL, WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, NO LONGER ACCEPT CASH AS A MEANS OF PAYMENT FOR ANY OF OUR SERVICES - INCLUDING PRESCRIPTIONS.  PAYMENT WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED BY CREDIT/DEBIT CARD

WE ARE SORRY TO HAVE TO MAKE THESE CHANGES - AND WILL REVERT TO OUR NORMAL SERVICE AS SOON AS WE POSSIBLY CAN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING DURING THE CURRENT CRISIS - WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT 


THANK YOU AGAIN - PLEASE CLICK HERE


FACEBOOK

We now have a presence on Facebook - please look for Beechfield Medical Practice.  We will use this to keep you informed of developments and issues at the practice, and this is particularly relevant during the Coronavirus crisis.  


VACANCIES AT THE PRACTICE

We currently have 3 vacancies at the practice, all of which are available immediately.  These are:

A Qualified Dispenser for 35 hours per week

A Receptionist for 25 hours per week and 

A Nurse or Paramedic Practitioner for 36 hours per week

If you are interested or know of someone that may be, please see our "Vacancies at Beechfiled" section


EXTENDED HOURS

We are now offering early evening and Saturday morning appointments with a Practice Nurse or a telephone consultation with a GP - depending on availability on each day.  These will take place from 1830-2000 Monday to Friday, and 0800-1000 on Saturdays, and are for ROUTINE issues only.

Please note that these are for Beechfield patients only, and can be booked through the normal appointments system.   


THE SPALDING AND DEEPINGS PRIMARY CARE NETWORK

Please click HERE for information relating to the development of a Primary Care Network of local GP Practices


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.


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 the data relating to 2019 please click HERE

For the latest information covering 2020 please click HERE


IMPORTANT TRAINING - PRACTICE CLOSED PERIODS - 2020

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 2020 dates.


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.


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 Services Report 2018-19

GP Services Report 2019-20

Dispensary Service Survey 2017

Dispensary Services Survey 2019

Nursing Survey Results 2017

Nursing Survey Results 2019

Front of House/Reception Survey 2017

Front of House/Reception Survey 2019

DMcG (Practice Manager)


 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 1800 on Tuesday 5 May 2020


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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