The Deepings Health CentreTel: 01778 579000
The Glinton SurgeryTel: 01733 252246
A new non-emergency patient transport service for patients has been launched for patients registered with a Lincolnshire GP, click here for more details.
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.
The Practice offers the following Clinics to help keep you healthy:
The Practice offers the following Clinics covering Sexual Health and Family Planning:
To find out more about Sexual Health and Family Planning, click here.
The Deepings Practice has successfully provided community based Ultrasound Scanning for over 20 years.
If you are a patient and you wish to find out more about Ultrasound Services, click here.
If you are a clinician and wish to found out about making an Ultrasound Referral, click here.
With effect from Monday 25th January 2016 the Peterborough Maternity Services will become a paperless process.This means that you will now need to register your pregnancy online at the Peterborough and Stamford hospital portal and complete the Maternity Self-Referral Form .You can access the Maternity Self-Referral Form on the Peterborough City Hospital website by clicking here .The Maternity Self-Referral Form must be completed and submitted in order for your notes to be created and passed to the practice electronically; you will no longer be given a Pregnancy Pack.Once you have submitted your form online you will then need to contact the Community Clerk at the practice who can be contacted on 01778 579010 who will arrange an appointment with one of our Midwives. This appointment can take up to one and a half hours.Please note, that in accordance with NICE guidelines all pregnant women are advised to take Folic Acid and Vitamin D supplements which are available from Pharmacies and all major Supermarkets.
The Practice holds a Baby Clinic every Thursday as follows:
You can see the nurse for immunisations or the doctor.
This is a well-baby clinic and children who are unwell should see the doctor at a different appointment rather than come to this clinic. They will not be able to see a doctor for their illness at this clinic.
Unfortunately, the community health visitors are no longer able to offer Baby Weighing appointment although your baby will still be weighted during the normal reviews.
One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It's the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.
Ideally, children should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.
Find out which jabs your child needs, when they need them, and what the benefits of each jab are.
Please call the surgery to make an appointment.
For more information please visit the websites below:
The Practice offers the services and Clinics listed below:
Flu is an unpredictable virus that can cause mild or unpleasant illness in most people.
It can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups including older people, pregnant women and people with an underlying health condition.
Certain people are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. These people are advised to have a flu jab each year.
For otherwise healthy people, flu can be very unpleasant. Most people will recover from flu within a week or two.
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
Front-line health and social care workers are also eligible to receive the flu vaccine. It is your employer's responsibility to arrange and pay for this vaccine.
You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2017-18) if you are aged 65 and over on March 31 2018 – that is, you were born on or before March 31 1953. So, if you are currently 64 but will be 65 on March 31 2018, you do qualify.
If you're pregnant, you're advised to have the injectable flu vaccine, regardless of the stage of pregnancy you've reached.
That's because there's strong evidence to suggest pregnant women have an increased risk of developing complications if they get flu.
If you're pregnant, you will benefit from the flu vaccine because:
It's safe to have the flu vaccine at any stage of pregnancy from conception onwards. Talk to your GP, midwife or pharmacist if you want more information.
Read more about the flu jab in pregnancy.
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long-term health condition, including:
This list of conditions isn't definitive. It's always an issue of clinical judgement.
Your GP can assess you to take into account the risk of flu making any underlying illness you may have worse, as well as your risk of serious illness from flu itself.
The vaccine should always be offered in such cases, even if you are not technically in one of the risk groups above.
If you live with someone who has a weakened immune system, you may also be advised to have a flu vaccine. Speak to your GP or pharmacist about this.
Flu vaccine for children
The flu vaccine is free on the NHS for:
Children aged between six months and two years of age who are eligible for the flu vaccine should have the flu jab.
Children eligible for the flu vaccine aged between two and 17 will usually have the flu vaccine nasal spray.
Outbreaks of flu can occur in health and social care settings, and, because flu is so contagious, staff, patients and residents are all at risk of infection.
If you're a front-line health and social care worker, you are eligible for an NHS flu jab to protect yourself, your colleagues and other members of the community.
It is your employer's responsibility to arrange vaccination for you. So, if you are an NHS-employed front-line healthcare worker, the NHS will pay for your vaccination. If you are a social care worker, your employer should pay for vaccination.
In the case of health and social care workers employed by private companies, those companies will arrange and pay for the vaccinations.
The NHS has this advice on flu vaccination of health and social care workers (PDF, 223kb).
If you are the main carer for someone who is elderly or disabled, speak to your GP or pharmacist about having a flu jab along with the person you care for.
Read more about the flu jab for carers on the Carers UK website.
Please note that the practice has no obligation to provide last minute travel clinic appointments and due to demand we usually cannot help at short notice.
We strongly recommend that you book appointments at least six weeks before you travel as vaccination does not gave immediate effective coverage.
Before travelling overseas, it is important to be aware of the possible health risks and how to prevent problems, or minimise the chances of them occurring. Most importantly, you should know:
Whether there are any specific health risks in the country you are travelling to for which you need to take precautions - for example, malaria
Our Travel Clinics offer advice on travel illnesses and a full range of vaccinations.
Prior to ringing the practice to book an appointment in our Travel Clinics, patients are asked to complete and submit the Travel Health Questionnaire to enable us to offer the best advice as possible. The exception to this is if your travel requirements are business related, in which case you should contact the surgery on 01778 579000 as there is no requirement to complete the questionnaire. Once you have submitted the questionnaire a member of the practice travel clinic team will contact you within 3 working days to book an appointment. Please ensure that the Practice has your up to date contact details.
Within the basic travel service provision are vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B for travel (not occupational reasons) typhoid, tetanus, diphtheria and polio plus all combination vaccines with any of these antigens are provided under the NHS.
All remaining travel immunisations are NOT provided as part of NHS services and therefore a private fee is chargeable.
These include: Yellow Fever, Rabies, Japanese B Encephalitis, Tick Borne Encephalitis, Meningitis ACWY and Cholera
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our staff will be happy to advise you about them when arranging your appointment.
A full list of these services and their fees is available here.
PAYMENT- The total fee charged incorporates the cost of the vaccine and administering the vaccine. Charges are set by individual practices.
The Travel Doctor - looking after travellers health
UK government site offering health advice for travellers
Official Foreign Office website for travellers
Pre-departure preparation tips see
Travel health advice from the NHS
Failure to make provision remains the responsibility of the individual but there are private clinics which may be able to help. These links are examples and the organisations are not specifically recommended by the Deepings Practice:
Your questions answered...
The National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions: prescription charges have existed since 1951, and there are a number of other services for which fees are charged. Sometimes the charge is made to cover some of the cost of treatment, for example, dental fees; in other cases, it is because the service is not covered by the NHS, for example, medical reports for insurance companies.
Here is a full list of non-NHS/Private Services and their fees
It is important to understand that GPs are not employed by the NHS, they are self-employed, and they have to cover their costs - staff, buildings, heating, lighting, etc - in the same way as any small business. The NHS covers these costs for NHS work, but for non-NHS work the fee has to cover the doctor's costs.
The Government's contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients. In recent years, more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work. Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to be sure that information provided is true and accurate.
Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge their NHS patients are:
The BMA suggests fees for non-NHS work which is not covered under a GP's NHS contract, to help GPs set their own professional fees. However, these fees are guidelines only, not recommendations, and a doctor is not obliged to charge the rates suggested.
Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients. Most GPs have a very heavy workload - the majority work up to 70 hours a week - and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time.
When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true. In order to complete even the simplest of forms, therefore, the doctor might have to check the patient's entire medical record. Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council or even the Police.
Not all documents need signature by a doctor, for example passport applications. You can ask another person in a position of trust to sign such documents free of charge.
If you have several forms requiring completion, present them all at once and ask your GP if he or she is prepared to complete them all at once as a 'job lot' at a reduced price.
Do not expect your GP to process forms overnight. You should expect the form(s) to take upto 4 weeks for the GP to complete and return
Under the Road Traffic Act 1988, the first doctor providing emergency treatment to a person injured in a Road Traffic Collision (RTC) is entitled to charge a fee. A fee may be levied in respect of each person treated (section 158(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1988).
The BMA advises that, since there may be a delay before injuries become apparent, anyone seen within one working day can be deemed to be an emergency.
NHS funding does not cover the emergency treatment of injuries sustained following a RTC and a charge of £21.30 is payable for each patient consulted within the first 24 hours following the collision.
The Fee is payable at the time of consultation and should be reclaimed from the drivers insurance company.
The Deepings Practice has a purpose built level 3 surgical theatre offering community based surgical procedures, provided through the Community Surgical Scheme in Lincolnshire.
Delivering care that is more accessible and convenient within a relaxing and familiar environment.
All procedures performed by suitably qualified General Practitioners and hospital consultants
Excellent Patient Care and experience
Fully-equipped day case theatre
Friendly professional staff
We offer a range of procedures and treatments, all bookable through the NHS e-Referral Service, and include:
Trigger Finger / Thumb Ingrown Toenail Excision
Carpal Tunnel Release Cyst / Lipoma Excision
Steroid Injection Ulna Nerve Entrapment
Ganglion Excision (any site) Eyelid Cyst Excision
Morton’s Neuroma Vasectomy
Basal Cell Carcinomas (BCC) low risk* (see below for criteria)
We also provide Community based Ultrasound Scans.
If the lesion is:
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:
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