Birchwood (Lincoln) News Page

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  • Adminstration/Receptionist Clerk  Monday to Friday afternoons  27.5 hrs per week
  • Practice Nurse 

Influenza Vaccinations

Influenza Vaccinations

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. 

 

https://florey.accurx.com/p/C83082

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

AND EITHER:

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

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.     

Practice Leaflet

Copy of latest Birchwood Medical Practice Leaflet

BMP Practice leaflet.pdf