FLU VACCINATIONS PLEASE BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT
Please contact the surgery to book your flu vaccination appointment. We are taking bookings for patients of 50 years and over and for any patients that fall in to the at risk category. We are also booking the nasal flu for children.
Shortage of blood equipment supplies
A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one, but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
Extended Access to GP Services
We are pleased to be able to offer our patients access to routine, pre-booked appointments at evenings and weekends from Sunday 1st August 2021.
The new service is part of an extended access service which has been commissioned by NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
Extended hours run between 07:00 – 08:00, 18:30 and 20:00 weekdays and 08:30 and 13:00 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.
The service is being delivered at the across East Lindsey Primary Care Network (ELPCN), which includes: The Old Vicarage (Horncastle), Market Rasen Surgery, North Thoresby Surgery, The New Conningsby Surgery, Caistor Health Centre, Woodhall Spa New Surgery, Binbrook Surgery and Wragby Surgery This means that your appointment could be with a health professional from any of the East Lindsey Primary Care Network practices.
To arrange an appointment, please speak to your practice receptionist.
When booking an appointment you will need to consent to a Consulting Clinician that may not be your own GP viewing and updating your health record.
Important things to remember
- These are pre-bookable and not urgent, acute ‘on the day’ matters
- Booked in advance through your own GP reception
- Maybe with a health professional from any of the ELPCN practices
- Extended Access hours are between 18:30 and 20:00 weekdays and 09:00 and 12:00 Saturday and Sunday
- These appointments are additional capacity across the ELPCN practices
- If you would like more information please ask at reception
Update from Caistor Health Centre 19th July 2021 onwards
Due to Government’s new corona virus guidelines, which were changed from the 19th July 2021, we will still be only allowing patients in to the building who have a pre-booked appointment or to accompany someone to an appointment. If you are early for your appointment, you may be asked to wait in your car or in the Foyer. Our receptionists are dealing with telephone calls and our Nurse and GP appointments will be as usual, but mostly over telephone for the safety of the patients and the staff. We are offering face to face appointments where it is deemed necessary by clinicians. For the latest COVID-19 advice, please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.
Face Masks/Face Coverings
We are asking all patients and visitors that need to attend the surgery to wear a face mask / face covering that covers your nose and mouth. This is to protect both patients, visitors and staff. The surgery is unable to give these out. The surgery is unable to supply exemption letters for patients to be excused from wearing a face mask / face covering, and further information can be obtained from the gov.uk website.