BEACON MEDICAL PRACTICE 

Skegness, Ingoldmells and Chapel St Leonards

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Welcome to Beacon Medical Practice

Welcome to the website of Beacon Medical Practice, Skegness, Lincolnshire. We are a large General Practice serving over 23,000 patients in Skegness, Ingoldmells, Chapel St Leonards and surrounding villages on the east coast of Lincolnshire.

Beacon Medical Practice provides General Medical Services from three Surgeries located at:

  • Churchill Avenue, Skegness
  • Skegness Road, Ingoldmells
  • Ancaster Avenue, Chapel St Leonards

Our highly-skilled and approachable team of Doctors, Nurses and allied Health Professionals, supported by our team of dedicated Receptionists and Administrative Staff, aim to provide high quality and comprehensive primary healthcare in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

The Beacon Medical Practice website is a way of presenting all our patients with an up to date resource for information relating to our practice. We keep it current with any news, developments and details that are relevant to the practice and our patients. Our website aims to help you find out about us and the services that we offer. Whether you are looking to join our practice, or you are already a patient, we hope you will find the site easy to use and full of helpful information. We welcome any feedback that you feel would help us make our services or our website better. We always strive to improve the quality of our services and thereby improve the health of our patients.

Your GP cares campaign

The environment in which GPs are striving to provide services is increasingly challenging.

Announcements
Your GP cares campaign - Sunday, June 08, 2014

 

Your GP cares

 

Your GP CaresAn increased demand on general practice caused by demographic changes, more complex health needs and some care moving out of hospitals is all contributing to unsustainable pressures on GP services.

Based on the current number of doctors working as GPs, and the staff who support them in the general practice team, there are simply not enough hours in the day to meet everyone’s needs.

GPs are struggling to recruit to vacant posts in their practices and to find locum cover so that patients can still be seen if a colleague is sick or absent.

The increasing demand and workload pressures are leading to low morale and stress causing many GPs to leave the profession or to consider early retirement.

Many GP practice buildings are old and need investment to create more room for patients to be seen or simply to make them fit for purpose.

GPs and their practice teams must have greater support to deliver high quality services that meet the requirements of all their local patients.

GPs and practice teams care about the current situation and want to work with patients and government to find solutions.

 
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) - Friday, March 28, 2014

EPSBeacon Medical Practice has introduced the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) and will enable electronic prescriptions to be generated by your GP or Nurse Practitioner, then transmitted, received and dispensed by the pharmacy of your choice.

 

If you sign up for EPS you will no longer get a green prescription when your GP prescribes you medication. Also if you order repeat medication you will not have to come in and collect your prescription from the surgery. Instead your prescription will be sent electronically and securely to a pharmacy of YOUR choice. You simply go straight to the chemist to collect your medication without having to come into the surgery. Visit our Electronic Prescription Service webpage for more information.

 
PATIENT PARTICIPATION REPORT 2014 - Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Patient Participation Report 2014 informs on the involvement of patients in decisions about the range and quality of services provided by the practice. This includes routinely asking and acting on the views of our patients, patients being involved in decisions that lead to changes to the services that the practice provides, and to promote the proactive engagement of patients through the use of effective Patient Reference/Participation Groups/Committee (PRGs/PPGs) and to seek views from practice patients through the use of a local practice survey. You can read the Patient Participation Report 2014 here:

Patient Participation Report 2014

 
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS - Friday, March 14, 2014

Care.dataLogoBy law GP practices across England will soon be required to supply patients’ personal and confidential medical information, on a regular and continuous basis, to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

NHS England has decided to postpone the data upload till Autumn 2014 to allow more time to learn about the benefits of sharing your medical information and your right to object to your information being shared with third parties.


All households should have received a leaflet (‘Better information means better care’) through their letterbox in January 2014. The programme is called care.data, and the information uploaded will be used for purposes other than your direct medical care (so-called “secondary uses”). Care.data will make increased use of information from GP medical records with the intention of improving healthcare. The HSCIC will link Personal Confidential Data (PCD) extracted from GP systems with PCD from other health and social care settings.

You have a choice:

If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.

Although GP practices cannot object to this information leaving the practice, individual patients and their families can instruct their practice to prohibit the transfer of their data, i.e. you have the right to opt-out.

For more information about the care.data programme and what you have to do if you decide to opt out then follow this link to our webpage about the Care.data programme.

 
ENHANCED DATA SHARING - Friday, November 29, 2013

Sharing Of Your Medical Records Between Health Professionals

Data SharingOn 2 December 2013 Beacon Medical Practice has adopted a new enhanced NHS data sharing model.

The new patient record sharing system will allow patients to decide whether they would like to share securely details of their electronic medical records from GPs and from other NHS healthcare organisations, where they may be receiving NHS care. If you consent your care record held by your GP practice or medical service will be shared with other medical services involved in your care, such as district nursing, health visiting, physiotherapy, podiatry and Out of Hours (OOH) providers in our area.

On your next visit to the Surgery, the Receptionist will give you information about electronic data sharing among NHS services and will seek your consent for this. You will be asked:

"Would you like to share your record held here with other services that are/will be providing your care in the future?" And also:

"Would you like to share your data recorded at other services with this GP surgery?".

Your preference will be recorded and can be changed at any time in the future.

 

For further information follow the link to our Data Sharing webpage.

 
Opening Hours

MONDAY to FRIDAY

8.00 am to 6.30 pm

EVENINGS

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays

6.30 pm to 8.00 pm

(pre-booked appointments only)

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Out Of Hours

For urgent medical conditions outside surgery hours that cannot wait until the next working day, please call free phone number:

111

If you have a medical emergency such as chest pain, collapse or difficulty in breathing then dial 999

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