East Lindsey Extended Access Hub
James Street Family Practice is taking part in the East Lindsey extended access pilot. This is a new service that offers GP appointments outisde of core working hours, making it easier for you to get an appointment at a time that suits you, including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.
The service is located in Louth County Hospital, High Holme Road, Louth LN11 0EU.
These appointments are available in advance and if we cannot offer you an appointment at a suitable time at our surgery, we may be able to book you an appointment with the GP extended access service.
The GP who sees you may not be your regular GP, but with your consent he/she will be able to access your medical records and transfer any information back to us. The GP will be able to offer advice and treatment including prescriptions, blood test requests and referrals on to other services.
Please contact the surgery for more details.
Full CCG Press Release
Lincolnshire Reporter Article
Louth Leader Article
We are delighted to announce that the proposed merger of James Street Family Practice and Kidgate Surgery has been formally approved. The two practices will formally merge as of 1st of April 2018. The merged practice will operate from the James Street Family Practice site.
Refurbishment and extension of James Street Family Practice will begin on the 29th of January 2018 for a period of 16 weeks. Car parking will be severely restricted during the construction period. Patients are advised to use the Northgate East Car Park, which is less than 2 minutes walk from the practice.
Consultation on Proposed Merger with Kidgate Surgery
On the 10th of July 2017, James Street Family Practice and Kidgate Surgery officially launched a 3 month consultation on the proposed merger of the two practices. Both practices strongly believe in, and are committed to, maintaining local provision of high quality general practice in our rural community. We strongly believe that the proposed merger will ensure long term sustainability of our practice. It will also improve our practice resilience and gives us an opportunity to enhance and maximise service provision.
Click here to read the full press release and patient FAQ.
Lincolnshire Over The Counter Initiative
Following a consultation with members of the public across Lincolnshire which ended on 18 November 2016, the four Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups have approved the restricting of prescribing of over the counter medicines used for short-term, self-limiting conditions, with effect from Monday 12th December 2016.
Click here for more details.
Monitored Dosage System (Blister Pack)
A Monitored Dosage System is designed to assist persons who find it difficult to keep track of their medications and who sometimes forget to take the medication as prescribed. The system consists of a weekly set of medications, which is blister packed for different times of the day as appropriate. The patient can receive the full monthly prescription packed in four blistered cards or the medication can be dispensed weekly, according to the wishes of the doctor.
If you think a Monitored Dosage System could help you keep track of your medicines, please click this link for more details on how to apply for one.