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Strongly recommended this Autumn - Protect yourself with the influenza vaccination and the Autumn Covid-19 booster.

Appointments are now available to book with for the nursing team at the Birchwood Medical Practice.

You will be sent an invitation text to book your own appointment in to the clinic, or you can telephone or use an online service to book.

Clinics are offered during the day, Thursday evening or on some Saturdays.

You are eligible if you are 18 years and over in an At Risk category, you are a carer, you are pregnant or you are aged 50 and over. 

 

Contact Us Online

Avoid the telephones and Contact Us Online

You can contact us about a medical, administrative or prescription issue by clicking HERE   https://florey.accurx.com/p/C83082

Also available on the NHS App.

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 leaflets to help with their enquiry. Answer a few short questions and we will get back to you within two working days.

Please do not use this online form for urgent or emergency requests.  The submitted form will only be read during between 09.00am- 17:30pm Monday to Friday. The forms will NOT be read on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) or on Bank Holidays.  Please contact 111 during Out of hours when the Practice is closed and ring 999 for emergencies.

 

Results of the National Patient GP Survey 2022

We are pleased to hear we were rated in the 'top five' medical practices in Lincoln for Overall Experience.  

See below all questions showing Birchwood score compared with Lincoln Average and National Average.

This survey was provided in the period of Jan to March 2022.     331 surveys sent out - 113 fully completed

 

       

 

 Birchwood

ICS

Average

National

Average

       

% of patients who find it easy to get through to this GP practice by phone.

    71%   54%

 

  53%

 

 

% of patients who find the receptionists at this GP practice helpful

    90%   85%   82%

 

% of patients who are satisfied with the general practice appointment times available

    68%   57%   55%

 

% of patients who usually get to see or speak to their preferred GP when they would like to

    38%   35%   38%

 

% of patients who were offered a choice of appointment when they last tried to make a general practice appointment

    72%   61%   59%

 

% of patients who were satisfied with the appointment they were offered 

    82%   76%   72%

 

% of patients who took the appointment they were offered

    99%   96%   96%

 

% of patients who describe their experience of making an appointment as good

   76%   59%   56%

 

% of patients who were given a time for their last general practice appointment

    79%   87%   90%

 

% of patients who say the healthcare professional they saw or spoke to was good at giving them enough time during their last general practice appointment

    91%   83%   83%

 

% of patients who say the healthcare professional they saw or spoke to was good at listening to them during their last general practice appointment

   96%   83%   85%

 

% of patients who say the healthcare professional they saw or spoke to was good at treating them with care and concern during their last general practice appointment

    90%   83%   83%

 

% of patients who felt the healthcare professional recognised or understood any mental health needs during their lasts general practice appointment

   95%   80%   81%

 

% of patients who were involved as much as they wanted to be in decisions about their care and treatment during their last general pracatice appointment

    98%   89%   90%

 

% of patients who had confidence and trust in the healthcare professional they saw or spoke to during their last general practice appointment

    97%   93%   93%

 

% of patients who felt their needs were met during their last general practice appointment

    96%   91%   91%

 

% of patients who say they have had enough support from local services or organisations in the last 12 months to help manage their long term conditions

    62%   64%   65%

 

% of patients who describe their overall experience of this GP Practice as good

    83%   72%   72%

 

We appreciate the time patients take to feedback on their experience.

If you would like to provide quick feedback this can be done on the NHS Friends and Family survey on the home page of our website.

 

 

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

 

Bank Holidays

Patients should call 999 in emergency for life threatening medical assistance. Call 111 for urgent advice/treatment that cannot wait until the Practice re-opens.

Pharmacies should be able to assist with minor ailments and medication advice. 

We will be closed on the following Bank Holidays in 2022/2023:

     Monday, 26th December 2022

     Tuesday, 27th December 2022

     Monday, 2nd January 2023

     Friday, 7th April 2023

     Monday, 10th April 2023

     Monday, 1st May 2023

     Monday, 29th May 2023

     Monday, 28th May 2023

     Monday, 25th December 2023

     Tuesday, 26th December 2023. 

Practice Leaflet

Copy of latest Birchwood Medical Practice Leaflet

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.