Horncastle Medical GroupThe Old VicarageSpilsby RoadHorncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 6ALTel: 01507 522477
Consultations with the doctors and nurses are by appointment.
To make an appointment call into the reception or phone 01507 522477.
You are now able to book appointments online with the GPs and nurse practitioners with SystmOnline via the link at the top of this page. A limited number of appointments will be made available on-line, three and seven days prior to the appointment. CLICK HERE
GPs - The GPs offer a variety of surgery times:
Morning Surgery between 08:00 - 11:00
Afternoon Surgery between 13:00 - 18:30
A variety of surgery times are offered by the Nurse Practitioner.
Morning Surgery between 08:30 - 11:30
Afternoon Surgery between 13:00 - 17:30
Morning Surgery between 08:30 - 12:20
Afternoon Surgery between14:00 - 18:30
Urgent cases will be seen by either a doctor or nurse, as appropriate, on the same day.
Patients can speak to GPs and Practice nurses on 01507 522477. Reception will either put the call through to the clinician, make arrangements for the patients call to be returned or provide the patient with a suitable time to call back.
In the event that you are not able to keep your appointment, where possible, please contact the surgery 24 hours in advance as this enables your appointment to be used by someone else. Persistent failure to cancel an appointment without notice may jeopardise your registration with the Practice.
Lincolnshire and District Medical Services will be providing an extended access hub service in East Lindsey, which will see them providing access to GP services at evenings and weekends for all patients registered with a practice within the East Lindsey locality. The service started on 24th September 2018.Patients can now see a GP at a clinic based at the Woldside building at County Hospital Louth LN11 0EU, 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 all 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 East Lindsey 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: Binbrook Surgery, Caistor Health Centre, New Coningsby Surgery, The Old Vicarage in Horncastle, James Street in Louth, East Lindsey Medical Group (Newmarket and Wolds Practices), Market Rasen Surgery, Marsh Medical Practice, North Thoresby Practice, Woodhall Spa New Surgery, Tasburgh Lodge Surgery in Woodhall Spa and The Wragby Surgery.
Home visits are undertaken by the doctors and nurse practitioner to patients who are housebound and unable to travel to the surgery because of their illness.
Please try to phone in visit requests on 01507 522477 by 10:30.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced).
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