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New non-emergency patient transport service 

A new non-emergency patient transport service for patients has been launched for patients registered with a Lincolnshire GP, click here for more details.


Voluntary Car Scheme - 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.

Home Medicine Cabinet

As well as our practice there are many other local NHS Services you can contact for health advice, information and treatment. Before you do, remember that you can treat many minor ailments, such as colds, coughs and indigestion, by keeping a well stocked medicine cabinet at home. The Deepings Practice

We suggest you keep the following:

  • Paracetamol and Aspirin (children under 16 and people with asthma should not take Aspirin)
  • Mild laxatives
  • Anti-diarrhoeal medicines
  • Rehydration mixture
  • Indigestion remedy (for example, antacids)
  • Travel sickness tablets
  • Sunscreen - SPF15 or higher
  • Sunburn treatment
  • Tweezers and sharp scissors
  • Thermometer
  • Selection of plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings

Remember:         

  • Keep the medicine chest in a secure, locked place out of the reach of children
  • Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose
  • Watch expiry dates - don't keep or use medicines past their sell-by date
  • Take all unwanted and out of date medicines back to the pharmacy

Your local pharmacist

Your local pharmacist will be able to give you health advice at any time. Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis. For further information you can call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 for details.



 
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