Birchwood (Lincoln) News Page
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- Adminstration/Receptionist Clerk Monday to Friday afternoons 27.5 hrs per week
- Practice Nurse
We are now offering appointments regular appointments for Influenza vaccinations. You may receive an invitation to book by text or telephone the practice on 01522 699999.
Influenza is recommended this year to patients Over 50 years of age. Also those 18 years plus who have a long term medical condition, immunosuppressed due to treatment, are a Carer (paid/unpaid) or they are pregnant.
Children's Nasal Influenza
Please book by telephoning the practice on 01522 699999
Eligible: 2yrs and 3yrs old plus children 4yrs to 16yrs with an underlying health condition that puts them at risk with influenza.
Covid-19 Vaccinations and Covid-19 Boosters
Patients in Cohorts 1 to 12 that are still due to have their first or second coronavirus vaccine can book through the National Booking System either telephone 119 and you will be given assistance to choose a clinic and date or go to www.nhs.U.K and search for NHS 111 national booking service.
The following patients can book with the Birchwood Medical Practice for their Covid Boosters:
Patients that are 40 years and over and are six months clear of their second Covid-19 vaccination.
Patients that are 18 years and over with a long term health condition that puts them at risk
Health and Social Care employees and Carers
Clinics will be held by the Practice clinical team late Thursday afternoons at the Birchwood Medical Practice. Telephone to book on 01522 699999
On Line Consultations
New Electronic Consultation Service (Patient Triage)
The practice will be introducing a patient triage consultation service very shortly.
Easy to complete free-text forms with no need to register or download an app to request medical guidance online. Patients can send photos as relevant or receive advice, questionnaires or patient leaflets to help with their enquiry.
Enquiries to be non-urgent for 48 hour response.
COVID/Oximetry@home patient self-monitoring
The Practice would like to monitor certain patients if they have been told they are positive for Covid-19.
If you meet the following criteria please let us know:
You are told you are positive either clinicially or by test result AND symptomatic
Aged 65 and over or
If you are under 65 (not children) and at higher risk from Covid-19 or where clinical judgement applies considering risk factors such as pregnancy. learning disability, caring responsibilities and/or deprivation.
We will provide these patients with a pulse oximeter for self monitoring for fourteen days for regular monitoring of readings.
New GP Partners
We are pleased to announce that we have two new GP's that joined the Birchwood Medical Practice partnership on 1st November 2020. Our patients will be familiar with them as they have been working with the practice whilst GP Registrars.
Our male GP Partners are:
Dr Nicholas Smith
Dr Richard Williams
Dr Hassan Rameez
Our female GP Partners are:
Dr Catherine Armstrong
Dr Susie Gough
Dr Rama Mark
Dr Katherine Duffield
Due to the coronvirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Your GP practice is open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 01522 699999 or visit our website - our opening hours are:
Monday to Friday 08:00 am - 18:30 pm
You can also call NHS 111. Please do not come to the medical practice unless you have an appointment.
If you are waiting for a check-up, please be assured we will be in touch.
Appointments are being delivered face-to face, on-line and over the telephone. If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.
Nursing Homes Alignment
Care Homes provide an important role in supporting our local people to live better in communities. The NHS has a vision of enhanced care and support to Care Homes as part of bringing the Care Home sector into the wider NHS family. As part of this service GP surgeries are being aligned with specific Care Homes to promote consistent good relationships between GP Practices and Care Homes. It is the aim of the service to improve the quality of care for patients who reside in Care Homes.
Birchwood Medical Practice is aligned to the following Care Homes:
St Clare's Care Home LN6 0QT
White Gables Care Home LN6 5SA
The Orders of St John Care Trust - Hartsholme House LN6 0EA
Donation to PPG Fund
Donation to PPG Fund
We would like to give a big clap and lots of thanks to our wonderful PPG (Patient Participation Group) member, Ann Godfrey, has been very busy since March sewing scrub bags and masks to provide free to NHS organisations and at a small charge through facebook. She has given made a large donation from those payments to be used by the Patient Participation Group (PPG) to benefit our patients.