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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!

 

I thought some of you might be interested to know the amount raised recently for PDA funds. The total raised on our sales tables from Easter to the time of writing this, 11th June, is £1645.70. There will hopefully be more to add to that in the next few weeks. This year-to-date sales of, mainly jigsaw puzzles, on Face Book Market Place have raised a further £745 and again sales are continuing. We would like to thank everyone who has donated items for sale and also those who have visited the stalls and made purchases not forgetting the ladies who have patiently counted jigsaw puzzle pieces to ensure the puzzles are complete!

 

As many of you know, during the vaccination period at the Showground, patients needing transport were given my number and asked to contact me direct. The system, I feel, worked really well and I was happy to ease the flow of phone calls going into the Health Centre. It was also lovely to speak to so many patients who were clearly delighted, if a bit apprehensive, about leaving the house to get their Covid ’jab’ Some of you told me you hadn’t set foot outside for many months. Having said that, it is now time for me to get back to being ’just a volunteer co-ordinator’ so could I ask that you all please ring your transport requests through to the Health Centre? It is time for some normality to return if only so that I don’t have to hear my 7-year-old grandson say’ phone’s ringing Gran. It will be the PDA and when will my tea be ready’!!

Finally, is there anyone reading this who would like to be a volunteer driver for the PDA? Before the 1st lockdown a couple of people had enquired but then events overtook us all! There is no fixed commitment just a desire to help out in the community. If you want to know all about how the car scheme works, please give me a call with no commitment and we can have a chat.

 

Please all take care of yourselves and each other!

Provisional dates for your Diary.

Saturday 30th October   Autumn Fayre

Friday 3rd December    Christmas Lunch

 

If you require any further information on any of the above don’t hesitate to give me a call (862570)

Janet Goddard

 

  

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.

 

Matt’s Fund

June 2021 edition:

Raising Awareness & Funding Research in Melanoma & Skin Cancer

 

We are not too far away from Midsummers Day and already enjoying longer daylight hours, with the chance we might be getting some warmer and sunnier days to enjoy the outdoors.  It’s also the time we need to be aware of our skin and take precautions against sunburn, in particular look after the youngsters.  A tan looks healthy, but a sunburn is sore, uncomfortable and may cause significant and lasting damage to the skin, possibly initiating a skin cancer.

 

NO MATTER WHAT SKIN TYPE YOU HAVE,

CHECK YOUR SKIN THOROUGHLY FOR SIGNS OF CHANGE.

 

Skin cancer does not discriminate when it comes to skin type.  It is a common misconception that people with darker skin types, including black skin, are immune to sun damage and skin cancer; this is not the case!

 

Remember Britain’s Got Talent back in 2020?  John Courtney the pianist, song-writer, and winner, was wearing a hat during the final. He did that to mask the wound where he’d had a Melanoma removed, since then he’s been working with SKCIN to raise awareness of Malignant Melanoma and produced a web concert back in May, now available online.

 

During Covid restrictions it is estimated that between 4,500 and 6,000 cases of Melanoma have not been identified and diagnosed in the UK.  It costs nothing to check and if you have a mole that has recently appeared or has changed in any way please get it checked out – Some Moles are Dangerous.

 

Bob Boulton

Matt’s Fund

Matts-fund@live.co.uk

Post:  9, Ayam Close, Welton, Lincoln, LN2 3QG

Email: matts-fund@live.co.uk

Facebook: search for matts fund.

Tel: 01673 860875

 

 

 

 

Welton Village Library and Community Hub

The library is continuing on the current basis of a full browsing and borrowing service on Mondays from 12 noon to 5 pm and Tuesdays from 9:30am to 2:30pm. Wednesdays are currently the only day for access to the public computers from 10am to 12 noon, there is no library at this time but books can be returned on the trolley in the foyer. Please note that we are not currently open on a Saturday.

Library members can order books on line to be delivered to our reservation shelf for collection at their convenience. With many books that are ordered in this way it will be around a fortnight whilst they wend their way from another Lincolnshire library to Welton, for others that are recently published it will be a few weeks more but you are still likely to get the hardback well before the paperback version is available and of course it will cost you nothing. We have gained a number of new young readers since re-opening and as well as our own stock of books they too can benefit from books their parents have ordered for them on line, no doubt a boon to many in providing a few hours entertainment as the summer holidays approach.

We are still adhering to COVID precautions and further expansion of our services is dependant upon changes to government guidance.

Mike Hubbert

Library Volunteer Co-ordinator