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Closure for Training: To enable the doctors and staff to keep up to date the practice will be closed for staff training from 12.30pm to 4:00pm on Wednesday 29th November 2017.



Closures for Bank Holidays:
  25th & 26th December 2017



Patient Group:
We are looking for additional patients who may be interested in joining the practice patient group. Follow the link "Have your say" for further information.


Urgent Care Service in Sleaford

Sleaford Medical Group provide an urgent care service at weekends and Bank Holidays. In addition we will be extending our Minor Injuries Unit hours to 8.00pm Monday - Friday and 6.00pm on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays. The Urgent Care Unit is based at the Sleaford Medical Group Riverside Surgery (47 Boston Road, Sleaford, Tel. 01529 303301).

The Unit, run by a team of experienced nurses and GPs will be available 7 days a week but will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Sunday. On arrival, patients will be assessed and the injury treated by a trained nurse or doctor as appropriate, however in some cases it may be necessary to refer patients on to further treatment at a hospital.

Links to the Urgent Care Service Poster and Leaflet

They are able to treat a range of conditions including the following; however this list is not exhaustive:

Minor cuts and grazes                       Chest infections

Minor cuts requiring stitches              Skin infections

Acute sprains and strains                   Joint and Limb pain/stiffness

Acute sports injuries                          Animal and human bites

Removal of foreign bodies                  Genito-urinary infections, including STIs

Minor burns                                       Abdominal pain without fever

Minor neck injury                               Insect stings

Whiplash                                           Diarrhoea and vomiting

Foreign bodies in eyes                      Coughs (for less than four weeks)

Ear infections                                     

Breathing related problems including (asthma, bronchitis and COPD)

However, they cannot provide care for serious injuries, major accidents, severe chest pains, serious breathing problems, severe pain of any description (e.g. likely appendicitis), road traffic accidents, anaphylactic reactions or collapse.

The service is available to patients whether or not they are registered with a GP, and can provide care for those not living in Sleaford or the surrounding area. The unit can care for patients attending with both minor illnesses and injuries and is a walk in service. The patients’ own GP will receive a summary of the care received following the consultation so their notes can be updated accordingly. Any patient who cannot be treated will be referred as appropriate.

 
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