To reduce the possibility of closure and protect both patients and staff we have had to initiate the following procedures:
All appointments are currently being booked over the phone
You will be asked questions to assess the risk of infection
You may be offered a telephone consultation
The clinician will offer a face to face appointment if required.
If you have arranged an appointment at the Practice and you are experiencing flu like symptoms please call the Practice on 01522 876800 to re-arrange your appointment.
If your appointment is urgent please call the Practice to discuss your condition prior to attending.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may course and would like to thank you for your co-operation at this difficult time.
To help stop the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) we have made the decision to suspend the booking of face to face appointments online, you will still be able to book a telephone consultation using the online booking system (SystmOne). We hope you will understand and support us in this decision
If you suspect you have symptoms of Corona virus, DO NOT attend the surgery
Use ‘111 online’
Or call 111 for advice. To reduce the spread of infection cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands.
Portland Medical Practice is pleased to be able to offer our patients access to routine appointments at evenings and weekends.
The new service is part of an extended access service which has been commissioned by NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group.
The appointments will also be available on bank holidays and across the Easter, Christmas and New Year periods
Extended hours appointments are for pre-bookable non-urgent appointments. Examples of these include chronic illness, asthma checks and medicines reviews,
The service is being delivered by a federation of GP practices in the area. If a patient wishes to attend an extended hours appointment, they may need to travel to another local GP practice or a central GP practice hub and may not necessarily see their own GP.
In our locality, appointments are available between 6.30pm and 8pm Monday to Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday mornings. There are also a number of additional appointments being made available during core hours (8.00am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday).
To arrange an appointment or for more information on when and where appointments are available, speak to the practice receptionist or member of the practice team or call the practice on (01522) 876800