With immediate effect, all face to face appointments at Spilsby surgery have been cancelled. We are in the process of contacting patients who have appointments with further information. If you have already been spoken to and offered a face to face appointment please either keep it or cancel it.
Digital isolation note for patients now available online
To help GP practices a new online system, created by the NHS and the Department for Work and Pensions, is now live enabling patients to be emailed a digital isolation note. Read more on our Coronavirus page
Have you received a letter from NHS England?
This week many of you have received letters from NHS England purporting to have been sent from Spilsby Surgery. We are told that the our contact details on the letter are wrong. Our telephone number remains 01790 728111.
The medicines supply chain is no different from that of the supermarkets. There aren’t stockpiles of essential medicines. Increased demand rapidly leads to shortage. We are already seeing evidence of this.
The NHS has told GPs and pharmacies not to issue larger than usual quantities of medicines. We will not be issuing prescriptions early. We do not have the luxury of providing ‘just in case’ medicines patients haven’t needed in years; they will only be issued as part of a self-management plan that has been agreed with your nurse or doctor at a past review.
It is your responsibility to look after your prescription and your medicines – we may well not be able to replace lost items. If you do have unopened medication at home, please use it before ordering more.
Our receptionists and dispensers will follow NHS policy, not what your Facebook friend thinks ought to happen. If people behave rationally then supply problems will be reduced. Please do not block our telephone lines with requests that can’t be fulfilled. In doing so you will delay or prevent telephone consultations with sick patients. Please help our team – depleted through self-isolation – to prioritise care for the most vulnerable. We trust the majority of our patients to work with us in the weeks to come.
Please help them to help you
Please view our dedicated COVID-19 page here for on-going updates.