Welcome to the team Dr Miranda Jones!
We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new GP to our team. You will find her in the surgery Tues-Fri. For more information about her medical background visit the Staff page.
Important info for those who are shielding
In a document sent to General Practice yesterday, we have now been informed that high risk patients that are shielding, even if they have received a letter from their GP practice or NHS England, have to register with the government support centre, see link below.
If you fit into this category and have been unable to secure food parcels or shopping delivery slots with supermarkets, it is important that you register using this link. You may also get a call from a government call agent to confirm whether support is needed and they can help you register if necessary.
If you know someone that fits into this vulnerable group please share this information with them.
AskMyGP - How it works! Click here for more info
The easiest and fastest way to get any kind of help is with askmyGP. It saves us time too, so please help us to help you.
Available 24/7 - we respond in working hours, 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday
We can usually get back to you within the hour, and will see you same day if needed.
All our registered patients are welcome, parents and carers on behalf of patients too.
You can name a GP if you wish (so long as they are working today)
You may prefer a message, telephone, video or face to face response
You can sign up now, with no paperwork
Rescue Medications during the Pandemic
We have been made aware of a post being circulated on Facebook that states GP’s will prescribe rescue medications for ALL patients with Asthma & COPD. Unfortunately this is not the case!
Rescue medications are only suitable for a limited number of patients based on clinical indication. If someone's asthma is bad enough to consider steroids it is essential they are assessed by a healthcare professional.
If we were to issue these medications to patients who do not need them it would cause mass shortages for those that do need them.
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
How to get a sick note during the pandemic
If you are having to stay at home for 7/14 days due to Coronavirus, because either you or someone you live with has the symptoms detailed on the NHS 111 website, and you need a note for your employer, please go to the following link:https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
Please do not ask your GP surgery for a sick note for self-isolation. Thank you for your continued help and support.
Struggling to get an appointment?
If you read the Grantham Journal that you may well have seen the well-documented article recently on how GP surgeries are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit doctors and the problems this is causing for patients. We are no exception. 2 GP's have left us over the past 2 years through retirement and relocation, and despite our best efforts and extensive advertising, we have been unable to find suitable replacements. This will mean that you are likely to have to wait longer than you would like to see a doctor for a routine appointment. You may have to wait 2-3 weeks, perhaps longer if you choose to see a specific GP. We will continue to have an emergency doctor available on a daily basis.
We have invested heavily in training for our nursing department and now have a team of specially trained Minor Ailment/Illness Nurses, who are able to see, treat and prescribe medication for a variety of infections and other minor conditions.
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