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Background picture taken of havesting in a corn field on Honeyholes Lane August 2014

HEALTH CENTRE NEWS

NOTICE FOR PATIENTS DURING COVID-19 PERIOD

Information up to date as at 06.05.2020

 

 ACCESSING THE SURGERY FOR TREATMENT OR ADVICE

In line with Government advice on reducing risks of cross infection and enabling a safe switch on of services, Welton Family Health Centre will continue to triage all patient contact by telephone, and will shortly be introducing a complete online triage appointment system.

In the meantime, patients will need to continue to telephone the surgery before attending as they will not be permitted entry UNLESS they have been given a face to face appointment by a doctor or nurse.

 

 WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS

We ask that patients with COVID-19 symptoms continue to contact 111 for advice and to stay isolated at home as per the Government guidance.

 

 HIGH RISK / SHIELDING PATIENTS

Patients that have already been identified by NHS England or the surgery as being in one of the recognized 'high risk groups' will be contacted by our Clinical Team to check if you require any support with your health condition, medication or any other welfare support.  If you need help sooner, please contact reception.

Please note that the most recent Government guidance is advising patients that have been notified as high risk to shield until 30th June 2020, subject to further review.

 

 DISPENSARY: ORDERING REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS AND DELIVERIES

The Dispensary will continue to operate as it has done for the last 5 weeks. To order repeat medication, patients can:

post their repeat requests through the front door letterbox

use the 24 hour answer machine to order medication

to use the 24 hour online tool to order medication

 

 For patient and staff safety, we will continue to offer restricted collection times of 11am, 1pm and 5pm will continue, and patients are asked to specify a time and day they wish to collect their medication. We will continue our complimentary delivery service, free of charge, for patients over the age of 60 and those that are shielding or isolating under government guidance.

 

 ONGOING LONG TERM CONDITION REVIEWS

Patients who have long term conditions will be reviewed over the coming weeks by our Clinical Team. Patients will be contacted by the surgery and be given appropriate appointments for their reviews. To support us with this please can you ensure that we have up to date contact details for you - including address, telephone / mobile telephone number, and email address with consent for us to use these methods of communication.

 

 CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATIONS

The Practice is continuing to give vaccinations to children as part of the normal schedule. Please contact reception to make an appointment for these.

 

  NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

In line with national guidance we are now required to install an online triage tool for patients to access appointments. We are currently in the process of organising the installation of ‘AskMyGP’ and more information will be available in the coming days.

To support AskMyGP the practice has already begun using a piece of software called ‘AccuRx’ which allows us to request photographs and video messages from patients to aid the consultation process. This is something that has been invaluable in these current times but also something we feel that we could

use more in the future. If you have a condition that the GP feels they would benefit from seeing a ‘photo

or having a video call with you then they will send you the link and instructions via text message of how to do this. We will also be using this software to send out long term condition review questionnaires, test results and other useful information.

It is important that you give us your consent to do this and our receptionists may ring you to ask you to give permission for this.

 

 THANK YOU

The Practice would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff, patients and colleagues for their flexibility, understanding and kindness during these unprecedented times. Changes have occurred at very short notice for everyone and we appreciate your support with this.  We would also like to thank all the PDA committee members/drivers and wonderful volunteers that have helped us to deliver medication and to those that have supplied us with protective equipment and treats of cakes and chocolates. Everyone plays a part in this; including those that are staying at home. Thank you also to those that have gone out each Thursday to clap for key workers and given words of thanks, encouragement and praise; it really makes a difference.

 As always, this is a team effort and we are privileged to be able to continue to provide a high class service to patients and be instrumental in beating this virus.

 

 Take care and stay safe… and remember we are here if you need us.

 

 From all the staff at Welton Family Health Centre

 

  

NETTLEHAM WOODLAND TRUST CONTACT DETAILS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Susie Mendel, Secretary, Nettleham Woodland TrustRegistered Charity Number 111985418 Beech Avenue, Nettleham LN2 2PP.  Tel: 01522-751283Email: slmendel@tiscali.co.uk David Cotten Chair Email: dmc206cc@yahoo.comRod Newborough Woodland Advisor Email: rod.newborough@live.co.uk 


WELTON VILLAGE LIBRARY - NEW OPENING HOURS


OPENING HOURS

Monday 9.00am – 12.00pm

Tuesday       1.00 – 6.00pm

Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday  9.00am – 1.00pm

Friday CLOSED

 

1st Saturday of each month

10.00am – 12.00pm

 

Nettleham Woodland Trust

 

Early in 2009 Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust purchased 19.25 hectares of farmland in Ashing Lane Dunholme and Nettleham Woodland Trust has secured a 125 year lease to create and maintain around 15 hectares a new woodland on this site.

The whole area is called Ashing Lane Nature Reserve and a new woodland in known as Monks Wood, in memory of Dennis Monk, the late Director of the Lincoln branch of WREN, which funded the purchase of the land.  The first phase of tree planting took place in February 2009, when over 10,000 trees and shrubs were planted by local families, schools, scouts, guides and college students. Woodland rides were created, enabling push-chair and wheelchair access. By the end of 2009 over 18000 native trees and shrubs had been panted.

The Nettleham Woodland Trust needs enthusiastic group of volunteers willing to assist in the planting and subsequent maintenance of the woodlands. It’s a great way to meet like minded people, make new friend and participate in some healthy outdoor exercise.

If you would like to help in any way or for more information please contact:

 

The Secretary, Nettleham Woodland Trust

18 Beach Avenue, Nettleham LN2 2PP

Or visit the web site

www.nettlehamwoodlandtrust.co.uk

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Welton Patients’ and Doctors’ Association (PDA)

Hello all,

The PDA AGM will be held on Thursday 14th October starting at 7.30pm at the Health Centre. This will be the 1st face to face meeting for many months and due to the practice needing to maintain social distancing, a limit of 20 persons present has been agreed. As there are currently 12 Committee members leaving seats for 8 members of the public allocated on a 1st come 1st served basis. If you wish to attend, please let me know asap and I will pass your details to the Chairman and to the Practice. This is to keep everyone safe and FACE MASKS MUST BE WORN.

The Autumn Fayre will be held on Saturday 30th October from 2pm to 4.30pm in Welton Village Hall.  There will be fewer tables than usual to help people stay at a safe distance. We have just 1 table left to hire at a cost of £10 for anyone wishing to sell their own items of craft etc but please no food stalls. There will be the usual bric a brac, books, puzzles, tombola, cake stall, raffle, adopt a bear, shooting gallery and café.                             The main raffle, which has previously been drawn at the Autumn Fayre, will be a Christmas raffle this year. Tickets are now on sale from all PDA drivers, Welton Paper Shop and Welton Pet Food Shop. They will also be on sale at the Autumn Fayre and possibly at the flu injection clinics. If anyone would like to buy tickets for the Christmas Raffle for £1 a book but can’t get out to buy them, please let me know and I’ll sort something out!

The top prize is an Apple 10.2” 32gb iPad which was very kindly donated by Simon Carter of SCIS computer services. Other prizes so far include a 2-night hotel stay for 2 people donated by Chestnut Homes, a 4-ball round of golf donated by Market Rasen Golf Club, a Christmas hamper, £50 Marks and Spencer vouchers, admission for family to Doddington Hall and Gardens plus several other admission vouchers for different attractions. and there will be many more prizes added! You have to be in it to win it!

We are hoping to go ahead with the Christmas Lunch on Friday 3rd December. We would like to make everyone hoping to attend aware that social distancing will not be possible although we are limiting ticket sales to 80 this year instead of the usual 100. If anyone isn’t comfortable with this arrangement perhaps it would be better to wait for the Spring lunch but obviously the decision is yours. 55 tickets have been sold at the time of writing (14th Sept) If you would like to join us, please give me a call.

Tickets will be priced £7 for the meal which will comprise orange juice, roast turkey with all the usual trimmings, a choice of Christmas pudding with brandy sauce or trifle and followed by tea or coffee and mints. We also hope to have Christmas crackers to add to the festive atmosphere. Does anyone have access to reasonably priced crackers? If so, please let me know!There will be a cake stall (donated cakes appreciated) a raffle and again prizes gratefully accepted, a table selling books and Christmas cards, a fruit cake for auction and small Christmas cakes for sale.

Could I remind everyone needing to transport to request it via the Health Centre please.? There is a driver each day allocated to Health Centre appointments. Ask when you make your appointment and you will be added to the transport list. All other requests are sent through to me via a secure database for me to allocate a driver. The more notice you can give, the better.

Please all take care of yourselves and each other!

 

 Dates for your Diary.

Saturday 30th October   Autumn Fayre

Friday 3rd December    Christmas Lunch   

 Any further information on any of the above don’t hesitate to give me a call (862570) Janet Goddard

 

  

Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC)

 

 You no longer have to book a slot at any recycling centres for any vehicle.

However, you must still register for a free permit to bring some vehicles.

To check the types of waste you can bring, where to unload it when on-site and opening

www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/recycling-waste/find-recycling-centre

Nearest Recycling Centre are: -

 Lincoln Market Rasen

Great Northern Terrace              Gallamore Lane Industrial Estate
Lincoln Market Rasen
LN5 8LG LN8 3HA

 

Vehicles not allowed are:

commercial vehicles or business waste

vans towing a trailer

overloaded trailers

flat-bed pick-ups

You do not need a permit for:

cars and 4-door pick-ups. MPVs and 4x4s that are classed as cars

small trailers up to 6ft x 4ft x 1.5ft (no greedy boards or caged sides)

 

You must have a permit for:

any vehicle more than 2m (6ft 6ins) high ; vans; 4x4s that are classed as light goods vehicles; large trailers up to 12ft x 6ft x 1.5ft (no greedy boards or caged sides)

All permits registered when the booking system was in place are still valid.

 

 

 

 

Councillor Steve England

Steve England, one of our local district councillors, was re-elected chairman of West Lindsey district council for a third successive term on May 4th this year.

He becomes the only councillor in the council’s 48-year history to hold the office for a third time.
Describing it as an honour and humbling he pledged to continue to uphold the good name and dignity of the council at all times, and expressed his gratitude for the faith and trust placed in him.

Steve was born and raised in Lancashire, and spent most of his working life in the public transport sector. On retirement he moved to West Lindsey with his wife of over 50 years Kathryn. They have a son and daughter and a teenage grandson.