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.

Extended GP hours available in Skegness and Coast Area

Extended GP hours available in Skegness and Coast Area

Lincolnshire and District Medical Services will be providing an extended access hub service for Skegness and Coast, which will see them providing access to GP services at evenings and weekends for all patients registered with a practice within the Skegness and Coast locality.  The service started on 24th September 2018.

Patients can now see a GP at a clinic based at the Ingoldmells Branch of Beacon Medical Practice which is on Skegness Road PE25 1JL, between the hours of 18.30 to 20.00 Monday to Friday (including Bank Holidays) and 08.30 to 16.45 Saturday and Sunday.

All appointments are pre-bookable and patients should contact their own GP practice to access these or call 111 when their practice is closed.

This scheme is part of a wider plan to strengthen Lincolnshire East CCG’s out-of-hospital strategy, integrate care within the community and improve collaborative working between local practices to deliver more joined-up GP services.

Dr Neal Parkes, GP and CEO at LADMS said:

“We are pleased to be offering this service to the patients in the Skegness and Coast locality, which will be particularly beneficial to those who struggle to get an appointment during the daytime because of other commitments everyday which can include a busy work life and school commitments. 

“We hope the scheme will reduce some of the pressure on other local health services, such as accident and emergency, urgent care and out of hours services, which people often turn to if they can’t see a family doctor.  This is all part of our commitment to making our local GPs more accessible and for patients to get the care they need when they want it.”

“Extended access is just the tip of the iceberg of what the hub can offer in terms of the range of services that could benefit our patients in the future.”

The practices taking part are: Beacon Medical Practice, Hawthorn Medical Practice, Spilsby Surgery, Marisco Medical Practice, Alford Surgery and Stickney Surgery.

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/

 

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.