Welcome to Littlebury Medical Centre
*******DUE TO CURRENT COVID RESTRICTIONS, PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 5 WORKING DAYS FOR YOUR REPEAT MEDICATIONS*******
***********During Covid-19 we ask that patients do not come to the surgery unless invited to do so by the practice. We are trying to protect vulnerable patients, and practice staff. We have also reduced some of our services to help with this. We are still able to assess and advise patients remotely about any concerns that they have which are not Covid-19 related. You can contact the surgery to get advice and assessment by telephone. If a clinician thinks that you need to be seen they can arrange for an appropriate appointment or perform a video consultation***********
***************Please also note at the moment we are unable to accept paper repeat medication requests in the surgery. This is to reduce the number of people coming in to the building so we are able to maintain social distancing to keep everyone safe. Please call us to register to request your repeat medication online or if you are not able to do so, please call 01406 421819 between 14.30 and 16.30 each day. ****************
************COVID VACCINATION UPDATE 15th Jan 2021************
Since the approval of the first vaccine was received practices across South Lincolnshire have been working closely together to prepare to roll it out to as many people as possible as quickly as possible, and we had hoped that this would allow us to begin vaccinations prior to Christmas. Unfortunately despite practices being ready this was not possible due to issues outside of our control at a national level.
Obviously rolling out a vaccine programme quickly on this scale across the country was always going to be difficult; however huge progress has been made. Like patients we have been frustrated that we have not been able to begin sooner, but we are delighted that we can begin this weekend.
Unlike a normal vaccine clinic that all practices are hugely experienced in running, because of the specific requirements of the first vaccine to be become available (Pfizer/Biontech) it is simply not possible at present to deliver the vaccine to every GP surgery in the country and get this rolled out quickly, and as such we’ve been asked to work together and deliver from one local site initially, and to ensure this is as accessible as possible for as many people as possible, this site will be in Spalding.
The site will be staffed by teams from all our local practices, so you will hopefully see familiar faces! Practices will be contacting people eligible for the vaccine directly and will confirm the location, time and date, as well as everything you need to know in advance.
If you or a relative are offered an appointment, please arrive at your allotted time, and note we will not be able to offer a vaccine without an appointment so please do not come without one and wait until you are contacted by the NHS.
We’d ask for people to be accompanied within the site only if it is essential, to keep the number of people on site as small as possible and make social distancing as easy as possible as safety is our priority. We would recommend that you bring a list of current medication (or your yellow book if you have one!) with you as this will help during the process.
After you’ve been checked in, and had your vaccine you will be asked to wait for 15 minutes before you can leave and as such we hope that the whole process will take no longer than 30 minutes.
Whilst we appreciate that asking our patients to travel is not ideal and it is our hope that as the vaccine becomes more readily available, and following the introduction of the second vaccine (Oxford/Astra Zeneca) which can be transported more easily we will soon be able to offer more options, more times, and more importantly more people the vaccine, including from your local practice, but rest assured we are doing all we can to support our community to get access to the vaccine.
For the next couple of weeks though our priority is to reach the first two cohorts identified by the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisations (JCVI). These are care home residents and staff (mainly using the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine) and the over 80’s and Health and Social Care staff (mainly using the Pfizer vaccine), but we hope to quickly move on to more cohorts in line with the timelines the Government has laid out and supply of vaccine.
In developing our response and plans we always consider the best interests of our patients, and have continued to fight the case for our community to have fast, convenient and safe access to the vaccines. We hope we will be able to provide more regular and detailed updates on the programme in the future, something which has also been out of our control.
We are extremely proud of all the people around the world who have made this vaccine programme possible, and whilst we had hoped to be one of the first areas in the country to be delivering it, we feel a huge sense of relief and optimism that soon the vaccine will be here, as we feel this marks the beginning of the end. For now, we urge everyone to keep following the Government guidelines, and we will call you forward for your vaccination as soon as possible.
Littlebury Medical Centre serves the whole of Holbeach as well as its surrounding villages. Our team includes three GP’s, three practice nurses, three health care assistants as well as our practice manager, reception, dispensary and administration team.
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Our practice is accessible to patients using a wheelchair. We also have ample parking spaces outside the practice. For patients with hearing problems we use a hearing loop system on our telephone.
All patients registered with the practice are allocated a named GP but patients are welcome to see any of our doctors. If you are unsure who your named GP is, please ask at Reception for details.
Littlebury Medical Centre was inspected by the Care Quality Commission on the 6th Febuary 2019 and was rated "good". To see the full report, click here
More recently, CQC have advised
"We carried out a review of the data available to us about Littlebury Medical Centre on 10/06/2021. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.
(Site updated 17/06/2021)