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Woodland Medical PracticeJasmin RoadLincoln, LN6 0QQTel: 01522 305727
We aim to offer a comprehensive range of services that are easily accessible to all of our patients.
All patients with chronic, ongoing medical conditions such as COPD, asthma, CHD, Stroke, Hypertension, Diabetes, Epilepsy. Hypothyroidism, Cancer and mental health will be invited in for annual reviews to optimise their treatment and care. Every effort is made to provide additional services at the practice to prevent a trip to the hospital.
We offer general medical services to all of our patients and refer patients to specialist services when required. We care for patients who are terminally ill. We provide medical care and support to patients with a chronic disease. Our nurses run daily surgeries and cover the following :
Dressings, suture removal, injections & vaccinations (childhood, tetanus boosters & travel immunisations, blood pressure checks, blood tests, doppler tests (by referral from your GP), new patient medicals, weight monitoring.
Regular sessions are held for patients referred by their doctor. Dr Galina Atkin runs these sessions with the practice nurse.
Nurses Helen Moore and Lisa Hall carry out Asthma checks. These Clinics assess and monitor Asthma medication and the control of the symptoms. Appointments can be made at our reception. We would like to encourage all patients with Asthma to attend an annual review clinic.
Ante-natal clinics are held on Tuesday and Friday by the midwife.
This can be obtained by making an appointment to see the practice nurse. We provide all travel vaccinations (except yellow fever) plus Hepatitis B to those at risk. We recommend 10 yearly tetanus boosters.
Help and advice is available through our nurse-run smoking cessation clinic
Nurse Margaret McLuckie runs a clinic once a month to regularly monitor those patients with diabetes. Sometimes diabetics also attend the hospital clinic
We offer NHS health checks to all patients between 40 - 74 years of age offering advice on diet, exercise, alcohol intake, blood pressure, urinalysis and weight checks
For contraceptive advice and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Dr Rachel Sowerby and the practice nurses run these clinics. They provide contraceptive and menopausal advice, cervical smears, insertions of coils and coil checks.
Emergency or new contraceptive services are available from all of the doctors. Routine repeat prescriptions are available from our fully trained practice nurses. Remember the service we provide is totally confidential
Children under the age of 5 are sent appointments for initial vaccinations and routine checks. The Health Visitors and one of the GP’s hold these appointments on Tuesdays from 1pm until 3pm. Please check with your health visitor about other clinics available.
You can now make an appointment for a flu vaccination if you are eligible. Appointments available in September & October, various weekday appointments and Saturday clinics. Please speak with the receptionists.
We offer this service, ordinarily from October to December each year. It is for patients aged 65 and over and for those under 65 who have certain medical conditions. Please ask for further details.
Any patient between the ages of 40 and 74 who has not attended a consultation with the practice in the last 3 years can request a general consultation. Patients over 75 who have not participated in a consultation in the last 12 months can also request a consultation. This can take place in the patient’s home if in the reasonable opinion of the practice it would be inappropriate for the patient to attend the practice.
Overweight patients who are motivated to lose weight can make an appointment with one of the practice nurses to discuss their weight.
Our specially trained nurses run clinics for patients with diabetes, heart disease, chest problems (COPD and asthma) and strokes.
The Health visitors can be contacted on (01522 691711). They mainly concentrate on families with children under 5 years old. They also see patients of other age groups if appropriate. They run baby clinics for weighing, advice and childhood vaccinations. They also provide walk-in clinics (see medical services page under ‘clinics’). The Health Visitors also visit families at home.
In addition,the district nurses visit housebound patients for similar tasks and also help look after patients with terminal illnesses. Their telephone contact details are: 01522 685786 (answerphone)
Our physiotherapist provides services at the surgery. Appointments can be made by your doctor. Physiotherapy in your home can be arranged by your doctor if appropriate.
There is a chiropody service at the local health centre. This is free to diabetics, school children and those over retirement age. Appointments can be made at the health authority reception at the health centre.
The Midwife runs antenatal clinics at the practice on Tuesday and also visits women at home. Initial referral is via your GP. Telephone contact details: 01522 573138
We also work closely with, and refer patients to, many other allied professionals including community psychiatric nurses and palliative care teams.
We do not see private patients at the practice but we do provide certain services not covered by the NHS for which the BMA recommended fee would be charged. A list of these fees is displayed in the waiting room.
These services include private insurance medicals, holiday cancellation forms, private medical certificates, letters of various sorts, sports medicals, HGV/PSV examinations, etc
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
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