Welcome to Dr A Sinha Practice
Important Information re Coronavirus (Covid-19)
In order to protect patients and staff alike from the spread of coronavirus, we ask that you do not come into the practice if you have a fever or persistent cough or are having to self-isolate.
Please do not come into the buildings unnecessarily, please use other options as much as possible. Whilst the country is currently socially distancing itself (and a lot are in isolation) we are still finding patients are making unnecessary trips into the practices instead of using telephones or online services. This puts yourself, other patients and staff at risk and is a disregard of the current government guidelines. We ask that you do not come into the builidings unless we have asked you to do so. We are happy to take prescription requests and queries over the telephone and we will send your prescription electronically to the pharmacy.
Please attend any appointments alone unless you need a carer with you for support.
Please come to your appointment at the correct time, if you arrive early, if possible, please wait in your car or the car park until your appointment time in order to reduce prolonged contact with others.
If you are able to, sit 2 metres or more away from other people in the building and waiting rooms.
Please order your prescriptions using the online service if you have access, register using the NHS app: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/
This then keeps the phone lines available for those that do not have internet access and those with medical needs. Demand for phone calls will be higher during these times if you could please be patient with us.
Please allow us to send your prescription electronically to the pharmacy of your choice if you are not already signed up for this service.
Keep yourself up to date with the latest advice:
The NHS has put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available to the public.
If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.
Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.
If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.
But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.
For the latest COVID-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact.
A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines.
This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
May 6th 2020
Doctors and nurses working with NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, working with public health leads, have put together a handy guide to support people recovering from coronavirus or suspected cases of coronavirus.
While some people need hospital treatment or even intensive care for COVID-19, the serious condition caused by coronavirus, the majority of patients are able to recover at home. However, it is still an illness that can leave even otherwise healthy people feeling weak and poorly. The guide highlights people’s mental and physical health and copies will be distributed to health and care settings across North East Lincolnshire.
Dr Ekta Elston, local GP and Medical Director for the CCG, said a viral infection like coronavirus can leave people feeling extremely tired and run down.
“This is especially true for older patients or people with chronic health conditions,” said Dr Elston. “Even if you don’t need to go to hospital, many people will not bounce straight back after this illness and they or their carers will need to take some extra steps to start feeling better.”
The clinicians advise:
Even if you don’t feel like it, try to eat well and drink plenty of water to build your energy back up, as long as you are not on any dietary or fluid restrictions
When sleeping or resting, try lying on your front or your side, and not just always on your back, to help your lungs expand more
Try to do some deep breathing exercises regularly whilst sat in your chair or stood up, to stretch and exercise your lungs
Don’t be afraid to cough to help to clear any secretions away from your lungs, but cough away from other family members and use and dispose of any tissues you use
If you smoked before you became ill, please don’t restart. This will help your lungs recover. Please refrain from drinking alcohol
Allow yourself to get plenty of rest to help yourself recover. Don’t try to over-do it if you’re feeling exhausted; however
Do make sure you get up and move around your room, even if it is just for a few minutes every hour during the day-time
Gradually build up what you do, don’t expect to go straight back to what you were able to do.
Also consider your mental health. This might have been an anxious time for you, maybe even traumatic. If you need support or just someone to talk to then we can offer you help by ringing 01472 256256 option 3 24/7.
It may take a while to feel back to yourself again and recovery will be different for everyone but if you are concerned, please contact your GP practice.
If you feel you or a family member are developing new coronavirus symptoms please use the NHS 111 Online Coronavirus Service or ring 111 if you can’t get online. Symptoms are:
a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
Increasingly more and more of us are using the internet for help, information and support to answer our quieries. The aim of our website is to hopefully provide our patients with up to date information regarding the practice, eg opening times, services we offer and staff news etc. In time we hope to offer a comprehensive and fully informative site which we sincerely hope improves communication we have with our patients, which is of paramount importance to us.
Our practice aims and objectives:
The practice has received a "Good" rating from the CQC following an inspection in January 2015, please click on the link below to view the reports.
Cromwell Primary Care Centre
Laceby Village Surgery
Extended Access to Primary Medical Services
*** Evening and weekend appointments now available ***
From 1st October, access to primary care services across North East Lincolnshire will be improved through the introduction of pre-bookable appointments at evenings and weekends.
From 1st October 2018 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/redesign/improving-access/.
Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a range of clinicians including GPs and nurses on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekend (on Saturday and Sunday). Appointments will take place at a range of NHS settings across North East Lincolnshire. Talk to the practice receptionist to discuss an appointment.