NHS Health Checks - Are you aged 40 - 74? If so, did you know that you are entitled to a FREE NHS Health Check, every 5 years? Your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease & dementia increases with age! An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk. Please speak to our Reception staff on 01400 281220 to book an appointment.
GDPR, Patient Privacy Notice - On 25 May 2018 the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. Here is a copy of our Privacy Notice which includes information on how we use and protect your personal information, and your rights relating to this.
Patient Survey Results 2018 - The latest results from the National GP Patient Survey for Long Bennington Medical Centre can be found here.
10 insider tips you don't know about your GP - NHS Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Group Chair Dr Jonathan Griffiths has recently shared this video, giving you an insight into the world of general practice. 10 Insider Tips
Waiting Room Blood Pressure (BP) Machine
We now have a waiting room blood pressure machine available for you to use in our waiting room.
When you next visit the surgery please come and use the machine to check your blood pressure. If you are taking blood pressure medication we advise having your blood pressure checked every six months.
There are very clear instructions on how to use the machine. The machine will print out your blood pressure reading for you. If you have a booked appointment please give your blood pressure reading print out slip to whoever you are seeing. If you do not have an appointment please hand your print out slip to one of the receptionists.
Please come and use the machine at any time.
We put great emphasis on recruiting suitably skilled and motivated staff who will help us in delivering the best care possible for our patients. After initial induction and training in their individual roles e.g. reception or dispensing we then have whole practice training events every month. These meetings allow us the opportunity to reflect on the services that we provide, to consider how we can meaningfully interpret and implement NHS innovations and reforms, to learn from situations where we feel that we could have done better (using a tool known as Significant Event Audit), and to provide generic staff training. To enable the doctors and staff to keep up to date the practice will be closed for routine clinics for staff training once a month from between 1.30pm and 4.30pm on the following dates:
Tuesday 11th September 2018
Tuesday 13th November 2018
Tuesday 18th December 2018
The staff had a very interesting training session about Dementia Friends and changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia. For more information about Dementia Friends please click here.
Latest Healthwatch Lincolnshire information
Please click here for the latest Healthwatch Lincolnshire Newsfeed Posts from Healthwatch Lincolnshire (10 August 2018).