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.
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.