Welcome to Beacon Medical Practice

We are a large general practice with three surgeries serving over 22,000 patients in Skegness, Ingoldmells, Chapel St Leonards and surrounding villages on the East Coast of Lincolnshire.

Stoptober

Stoptober

The successful ‘Stoptober’ smoking cessation campaign is back again this year from 1st October 2018.

Stoptober has already driven over 1 million quit attempts to date and is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country. It is based on research that shows that if you can stop smoking for 28-days, you are five times more likely to stay smokefree for good.

There are lots of ways to quit and Stoptober can help people choose what works for them. Stoptober offers a range of free support to help people on their quitting journey including an app, daily emails, Facebook Messenger and lots of encouragement from the Stoptober online community on Facebook. In addition, people can get expert face-to-face advice from local stop smoking services. Those who use stop smoking aids and who get face-to-face support from their local stop smoking service are up to four times more likely to quit successfully.

For more information click below to access the 'one you' website for further information:

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/stoptober/home

Further information is also available to read by clicking the link below:

Stoptober Leaflet 2018

 

Flu Clinics 2018

FLU CLINICS START 17th SEPTEMBER

 

For eligible Patients:

  • Please telephone to arrange your appointment.

  • Clinics are by appointment only.

 

Appointments are available at Skegness, Chapel St Leonards and Ingoldmells surgeries.

 

Please phone 01754 897000 after 9am to book your appointment.

Then from the list of options, please select Option 2 and then option 2 again to book your place.


 

Breast Cancer and how to spot it

Breast Cancer and how to spot it

Breast cancer risk increases with age and getting older is the second biggest risk factor after being female. Therefore, early diagnosis is essential.

Please click the link below to access the ‘how to spot’ leaflet:

Breast Cancer and how to spot it leaflet.

Further guidance is also available by clicking the following link:

https://www.nhs.uk/be-clear-on-cancer/symptoms/breast-cancer

 

How Healthy Is Your Heart?

How Healthy Is Your Heart?

Lifestyle related factors like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as smoking, poor diet and a lack of exercise can increase a person’s risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke.

 

To increase awareness of heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, Public Health England’s (PHE) Heart Age Campaign is encouraging adults to complete the One You Heart Age Test.

Available to do quickly and easily, the Heart Age Test will tell you how old your heart is (in comparison to your physical age) in under three minutes. It also provides you with tips on

how you can lower your heart age as well as ways to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.

 

The Heart Age Test:

  • Tells you your heart age compared to your real age.
  • Explains why it's important to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers.
  • Gives advice on how to reduce your heart age.

 

To take the test, click on the link below:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-health-check/check-your-heart-age-tool/

 

Urology Awareness Month 1st – 30th September

Urology Awareness Month - 1st - 30th September 2018

Launched in 2014, Urology Awareness Month takes place every September to raise the profile of urology health. Throughout the month, teams of experts and patients aim to increase public awareness of all urological cancers, diseases and conditions that affect the kidney, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs. As well as highlighting the symptoms associated with such diseases the month looks to also talk about the impact they have on all aspects of a persons life.

To find out more, click the link below:

https://www.theurologyfoundation.org/get-involved/urology-awareness-month

Out of Hours

For advice and urgent medical attention outside our normal surgery hours, please call 111

You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help.