Child Health Clinic And Vaccinations
This is a clinic for well babies and young children, between the ages of 8 weeks and 5 years, where immunisations are given. The Practice urges that all children be fully immunised. If you wish for your child to be immunised please contact Rceeption.
Regular diabetic appointments are held at the surgery. Please ask the Receptionist for details. Diabetic patients who are not followed up by Pilgrim Hospital are managed by the Practice Team with access to the Diabetic Team at the hospital, if required.
In recognition of the increasing prevalence of asthma in our community we hold regular Asthma review appointments at the surgery. These clinics are run by the Practice Nurse. Patients with asthma can either be referred by themselves or their own GP to the clinic. However, acute problems and emergencies should be seen within normal surgery consultations. In addition, appointments can be made by the Reception staff.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic lung condition encompassing diseases such as bronchitis and emphysema. Patients suffering from this condition are usually over 40 years of age, get breathless on exertion, may have a chronic cough and usually (but not always) have a history of smoking.
Dr O’Kelly has a particular interest in this field and the Practice runs a specialised service to help patients with this condition. Appointments for the COPD clinics can be made by the Reception staff.
Clinics are held once a week, either on a Monday or Wednesday, for patients on anti-coagulation therapy.
Minor Surgery And Cryotherapy
Please be aware we are currently able to offer minor surgery or cryotherapy appointments. However, your GP/Nurse Practitioner can arrange for you to be seen at another local surgery.
Antenatal And Postnatal Clinics
All Doctors provide Antenatal and Postnatal care. In addition, a clinic is available on a Tuesday morning by appointment with the District Midwife in attendance.
Dr Savory is experienced in coil fitting and we are able to offer this service to patients.
Well Person Clinic
The Practice Nurses run Well Woman and Well Man clinics on a regular basis. Appointments can be booked through the Reception.
Women between the ages of 20 and 49 years are encouraged to have a smear every three years and those aged between 50 and 64 every five years. If you are newly registering with the Practice, please inform us of the approximate date of the last cervical smear in order that we can put you into our recall system.
Please contact the Practice two months before travelling abroad. The Reception staff will give you a questionnaire to complete. This will help the Practice Nurse ascertain what vaccinations you will require for your trip and enable her to give you the best possible advice on all health issues.
These are held between October and January every year. Please see the Practice noticeboard for details of patients who are encouraged to have a flu vaccination.
If you are aged 65 or over, you are strongly advised to have a pneumonia vaccination. Appointments with the Nurse can be booked at Reception.
Please allow three working days for results to come back. Smear tests usually take about six weeks. Please telephone after 2.00pm.
We will, of course, make every effort to contact you should your result need urgent action. However, it is your responsibility in all cases to find out the result of your test.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.
Patients should be aware that fees may be charged for services not covered by the NHS.
These include private certificates, reports supporting private health insurance claims and other non-NHS medical reports.
Medical reports and examinations for life insurance are usually paid for by the insurance company requesting the examination. Fees may be charged for examinations for other special purposes such as HGV and PSV licences, elderly drivers, fitness to travel, fitness to drive, fitness to undertake certain sports.
The fee scale is recommended by the BMA and details are available on request from the Practice Manager.
SOME USEFUL INFORMATION ON SOCIAL SERVICES
Social Services is a department of Lincolnshire County Council which provides information about and access to a wide range of social care services for people in need. Such services include care at home services, day care, respite care and long-term residential and nursing home care. Services are provided directly by the County Council or by arrangement with the private or voluntary sector.
The staff you are likely to be in touch with include Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Home Care Assistants and Day Service Workers. Access to services is subject to assessment by Social Services staff who will take into account your views as well as information from any health professionals or others involved in your care and will often include financial assessment as some services are charged for.
If you meet the criteria which establish your eligibility for a service, a care plan will be agreed with you.
WHAT SORT OF HELP CAN SOCIAL SERVICES PROVIDE?
Social Services For Adults Aim To:
- Maintain people’s ability to live independently in the community.
- Provide relief for family carers.
- Enable provision of residential and nursing home care when independent living is not possible.
The Main Types Of Services Are:
- Information and Advice.
- Domiciliary Services.
- Home Care (for help with personal care such as washing and dressing). Help with housework and shopping is given where there are personal care needs, or to relieve a family carer.
- Community Meals.
- Equipment or adaptations to property to enable independent living with advice from Occupational Therapists.
- Day Services.
- Residential or Nursing Home Care.
- Carers Support.
How Do I Get Help?
Contact your local area office. The area office will be happy to advise about the help available. Our Skegness office covers most of the areas around Spilsby, including New Leake, Stickney, East Kirkby, Mavis Enderby and Hagworthingham.
Areas to the West such as Revesby and Old Bolingbroke come under the Horncastle office.
Areas to the South such as Sibsey and Old Leake come under the Boston office.
Roseberry House,Roseberry Avenue
Tel: 01754 765390
Tel: 01507 527141
Tel: 01205 310010
Social Services are available to offer help and assistance to carers and can be contacted on 01522 552222. If you are caring for an adult ask for Adult Services.
If you are caring for a child with a disability, ask for Children and Families Services. Alternatively, you can contact Share the Care on 01522 554989, Action for Young Carers on 01205 358834 or Rethink on 01522 536029.