Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. You can catch flu – short for influenza – all year round, but it’s especially common in winter, which is why it’s also known as “seasonal flu”.It’s not the same as the common cold. Flu usually starts more suddenly, is more severe and […]
The use of antibiotics when they are not needed is creating “one of the most dangerous global crises facing the modern world today”, a new campaign is warning. Public Health England (PHE) has launched the new “Keep Antibiotics Working” campaign to tackle the growing resistance to the drugs. TV and radio adverts and posters […]
We believe that that technical issues have now been resolved. We would like to thank all of our patients for their patience during this time. Thank you Beacon Medical Practice
Please note that we are currently experiencing technical difficulties at Beacon Medical Practice. We have no access to computer systems or telephones. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. At present we are only dealing with emergencies and are in the process of trying to redirect patients where appropriate. Thank you […]
13th – 19th November 2017 is Alcohol Awareness Week. It is estimated that the cost of alcohol on society is £21 Billion. The aim of Alcohol Awareness Week is to get people to think about alcohol – how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and society as a whole. For some facts on alcohol […]
1st – 30th November 2017 is COPD Awareness Month. COPD. or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, deescribes a group of lung conditions that mak eit difficult to empty air out o fthe lungs because your airways have been narrowed. Living with COPD makes it difficult for you to breathe, and you might find everyday tasks a […]
Please click below to view the Autumn Patient Newsletter Patient Newsletter Autumn 2017
All the support you need to quit! From a free app and daily emails, to face-to-face expert support and much more – there’s loads of support to help you quit, so choose the combination that’s right for you. To find out more, click the link: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/stoptober/home
Beacon Medical Practice Flu Vaccination Campaign For eligible registered Patients, the Practice is running walk in Flu Vaccination clinics (subject to criteria) on the following dates: Saturday 16th September – Skegness surgery – 08:30 to 13:00 Saturday 23rd September – Chapel St Leonards surgery – 08:30 to 13:00 Saturday 30th September – Ingoldmells surgery – 08:30 to […]
Supported by some of the UK’s biggest blood cancer charities, including Leukaemiacare and The Anthony Nolan Trust, September is their month to raise awareness of how to improve treatments for blood cancer and increase the number of lives saved. For information including: Managing a condition, Treatment, Resources,Travel Insurance, How to get involved and more: click […]
September is National Urology Awareness Month. With an ageing population and the effects of today’s lifestyle, urology conditions, diseases and cancers are becoming more prevalent. The Urology Foundation is spreading knowledge of urology health, breaking down the stigma associated with many of its conditions and persuading people to talk about these issues. For more information […]
Did you know that if you pay for your prescriptions and need more than 12 prescribed medicines a year, you could save money with a prescription prepayment certificate. You can buy a 3 month or 12 month certificate. The 12 month certificate can even be paid by Direct Debit instalments. For more information, click below: […]
From July 1st 2017, Patient Non-Emergency Transport Services are changing across Lincolnshire. A new service for the County will be operated by TASL (Thames Ambulance Service Ltd), who aim to provide a quality, professional, experienced and friendly service with a smile! For more information and to check whether you qualify to use the service, click below: […]
Patients sometimes wonder why receptionists need to ask what is wrong with them when they attend or phone the surgery. Hopefully this information from The Royal college of General Practitioners will be able to answer this often debated question. Please click below to find out more. Why does the receptionist need to ask whats wrong […]
Our new website provides all the information you need to help you make best use of the services we offer, as well as health tips and advice on healthy living. Please bookmark it for future reference.
Please note that we are experiencing intermittent technical difficulties with our telephone lines. We are working with our service provider to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your patience.