Appointments outside our normal hours
The Birchwood Medical Practice is pleased to be able to offer our patients access to routine appointments at evenings and weekends.
The service is part of an extended access service which has been commissioned by NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group.
The appointments will also be available on bank holidays and across the Easter, Christmas and New Year periods
Extended hours appointments are for pre-bookable non-urgent appointments. Examples of these include chronic illness, asthma checks and medicines reviews.
The service is being delivered by a federation of GP practices in the area. If a patient wishes to attend an extended hours appointment, they may need to travel to another local GP practice or a central GP practice hub and may not necessarily see their own GP.
In our locality, appointments are available between 6.30pm and 8.00pm Monday to Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday mornings. There are also a number of additional appointments being made available during core hours (8.00am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday).
To arrange an appointment or for more information on when and where appointments are available, speak to the practice receptionist or member of the practice team or call the practice on 01522 699999.
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Carers Quality Award
We are pleased to announce we have been awarded with the Carers Quality Award in March 2019. If you are a Carer - please ask for a Carers Pack, or view our Carers notice board. We now have a drop-in clinic from 'Carers First' who will be able to offer you support. Sign up for text messages and we can notify you of the next Drop-in clinic date.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Under the Data Protection Act all NHS organisations, including medical practices have acted with strict guidance on the management of patient personal information and electronic patient data.
GDPR came into effect on 25th May 2018 introducing new legal regulations and up to date guidance.
If you would like to view a copy of our Privacy Notice or a leaflet on How we use your information, please click the links or collect from the practice waiting room.
How we use your information leaflet