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New Drivers WANTED

Do you have some spare time on your hands and would like to work in the community?

If so the Deepings Voluntary Car Scheme need car drivers to take patients to medical appointments; volunteer drivers expenses are covered by the scheme.  

If you are interested in learning more please contact Gordon or Alan on 07858373912.

Community Surgical Scheme - Health Professionals

We offer a range of procedures and treatments, all bookable through the NHS e-Referral Service.

All procedures performed by suitably qualified General Practitioners and hospital consultants.

Adult Hernia

The new adult hernia service will provide hernia repairs performed by a team of consultants led by Mr Bajwa Consultant Gastrointestinal Surgeon.

The repairs will be done via local anesthetic nerve block.

Prior to surgery the patient will have a dedicated appointment with the surgeon to discuss treatment options and consent.

Main exclusions are as follows:

  • Divarication of recti - refer to Plastic Surgery
  • Fast-track referrals - Cancer patients/2WW pathways
  • Under 18 years
  • A patient who is significantly obese with a BMI >35
  • Current or previous MRSA Positive - unless negative swabs confirm eradication in previous 6 months
  • Known significant cognitive impairments
  • Recurrent hernia at same site (previously corrected with surgery)

Deepings Practice Adult Hernia leaflet

Basal Cell Carcinomas (BCC) low risk


If the lesion is:

  • located below the clavicle (that is, not on the head or neck)
  • less than 1 cm in diameter with clearly defined margins
  • not a recurrent BCC following incomplete excision
  • not a persistent BCC that has been incompletely excised according to histology
  • not morphoeic, infiltrative or basosquamous in appearance
  • not located:
  • over important underlying anatomical structures (for example, major vessels or nerves)
  • in an area where primary surgical closure may be difficult (for example, digits or front of shin)
  • in an area where difficult excision may lead to a poor cosmetic result
  • at another highly visible anatomical site (for example, anterior chest or shoulders) where a good cosmetic result is important to the patient.
  • If the BCC does not meet the above criteria, or there is any diagnostic doubt, following discussion with the patient they should be referred to a member of the LSMDT.


If the patient is:

  • aged 24 years or younger (that is, a child or young adult)
  • immunosuppressed or has Gorlin’s syndrome

Removal of Skin Growths Leaflet

Carpal Tunnel Release

Further information to follow

Cyst Excision

Further information to follow

Eyelid Cyst Excision

Further information to follow

Ganglion Excision (any site) 

Further information to follow

Ingrown Toenail Excision

Further information to follow

Lipoma Excision 

Further information to follow

Morton’s Neuroma 

Further information to follow

Steroid Injection

Further information to follow

Trigger Finger / Thumb

Further information to follow

Ulna Nerve Entrapment

Further information to follow

Ultrasound Scans Service

An Ultrasound Service is provided at the Market Deeping surgery by Mediscan Diagnostic Services, who are an accredited AQP (Any Qualifi­ed Provider) and provider of ultrasound diagnostic services nationally commissioned by CCG’s.

As part of the CQC (Care Quality Commission) NHS initiative, they enhance the service offered by the practices, accelerating patient diagnosis and the quality of care.

Their clinics are led by consultant Radiologists who are always present with a Health Care Assistant.

They provide Ultrasounds Services for:

  • Abdominal (Liver, Gall bladder, Pancreas, Spleen, Kidneys).
  • KUB (Kidneys, Bladder, Prostate).
  • Pelvic (Transvaginal and Trans-abdominal).
  • Musculoskeletal (Shoulder, Knee, Achilles, Foot).
  • Lumps and Bumps.
  • Testes and Small Parts.
  • Aorta.
  • Neck.

Mediscan Referral Form


Further information to follow


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