Antibiotics Guidance from Public Health England

Antibiotics Guidance from Public Health England Taking antibiotics encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means that antibiotics may not work when you really need them. This puts you and your family at risk of a more severe or longer illness. Take your doctor or nurse’s advice when it comes to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Blood Cancer Awareness Month 1st – 30th September

Blood Cancer Awareness Month takes place 1st – 30th September each year. The awareness month is designed to further raise awareness of the key issues affecting the 230,000 people in the UK living with a blood cancer. For more information on Blood cancers or Blood Cancer Awareness Month, please click the link below: https://www.leukaemiacare.org.uk/

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NHS 70

The NHS celebrates its 70th Birthday on 5th July 2018. Beacon Medical Practice is a proud supporter of NHS70! NHS history On 5 July 1948, the NHS was launched by the then Health Secretary, Aneurin Bevan, at Park Hospital in Manchester, known today as Trafford General Hospital. For the first time, hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and […]

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Practice Vacancies

Practice Vacancies We currently have the following posts available at the Practice: PRACTICE RECEPTIONIST These posts are all full-time (37.5H) Please be aware that working from different locations and weekend working may be requirement for the above posts. For further information, or to request an application form and job description, please email: [email protected] Deadline for […]

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Diabetes Prevention Week 16 – 22 April 2018

Diabetes Prevention Week 16 – 22 April 2018 People across Lincolnshire are being urged to learn more about the risks of diabetes during Diabetes Prevention Week, which runs from April 16 to 22 and aims to make people more aware of the risks of Type 2 diabetes. In Lincolnshire, 50,000 people are living with diabetes, […]

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**NEW APPOINTMENT SYSTEM LAUNCHES 16TH APRIL 2018**

From Monday 16th April 2018 our new appointment system launches. Developed in partnership with the Beacon Medical Practice Patient Participation Group, based on Patient feedback. How does the new appointment system work?   From 8:50am each morning (Monday to Friday*) our GPs and Clinical Practitioners will operate a “sit and wait” clinic. From 8:00am each […]

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World Parkinson’s Day – Wednesday 11th April 2018

World Parkinson’s Day – Wednesday 11th April 2018 With World Parkinson’s Awareness Day, the charity Parkinson’s UK uses the opportunity to: reach more people affected by the condition raise funds for vital research into better treatments change public attitudes towards Parkinson’s raise awareness of the services and support available to anyone affected by the condition To […]

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Bower Cancer Awareness Month: 1st -30th April 2018

Bower Cancer Awareness Month: 1st -30th April 2018 April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month: Bowel cancer is very treatable but the earlier it is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. People whose cancer is diagnosed at an early stage have a much higher chance of successful treatment than those whose cancer has become more […]

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Be Clear on Cancer – Blood in Pee

Be Clear on Cancer – ‘Blood in Pee’: Did you know that blood in your pee could be a sign of bladder or kidney cancer? The current NHS Be Clear on Cancer campaign encourages people to go to their doctor if they notice blood in their pee, even if they only see it once. The […]

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Save money on NHS prescription charges

Save money on NHS prescription charges with the Prescription Pre-Payment Certificate: Prescription Charges will rise from 1st April 2018. From 1st April the prescription charge rises to £8.80 for each dispensed item (some items may have more than one charge e.g. elastic hosiery). The prescription charge is a contribution to the NHS. It is not […]

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Seasonal FLU

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 […]

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NEW Antibiotics Don’t Work For Everything Campaign 2017

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 […]

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Lincolnshire’s New Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service

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: […]

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Why does the receptionist need to ask what’s wrong with me?

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 […]

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Introducing our new-look website

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.

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