We are delighted to announce that the proposed merger of James Street Family Practice and Kidgate Surgery has been formally approved. The two practices will formally merge as of 1st of April 2018. The merged practice will operate from the James Street Family Practice site.
Refurbishment and extension of James Street Family Practice will begin on the 29th of January 2018 for a period of 16 weeks. Car parking will be severely restricted during the construction period. Patients are advised to use the Northgate East Car Park, which is less than 2 minutes walk from the practice.
Consultation on Proposed Merger with Kidgate Surgery
On the 10th of July 2017, James Street Family Practice and Kidgate Surgery officially launched a 3 month consultation on the proposed merger of the two practices. Both practices strongly believe in, and are committed to, maintaining local provision of high quality general practice in our rural community. We strongly believe that the proposed merger will ensure long term sustainability for both our practices. It will also improve our practice resilience and gives us an opportunity to enhance and maximise service provision.
Click here to read the full press release and patient FAQ.
Lincolnshire Over The Counter Initiative
Following a consultation with members of the public across Lincolnshire which ended on 18 November 2016, the four Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups have approved the restricting of prescribing of over the counter medicines used for short-term, self-limiting conditions, with effect from Monday 12th December 2016.
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Monitored Dosage System (Blister Pack)
A Monitored Dosage System is designed to assist persons who find it difficult to keep track of their medications and who sometimes forget to take the medication as prescribed. The system consists of a weekly set of medications, which is blister packed for different times of the day as appropriate. The patient can receive the full monthly prescription packed in four blistered cards or the medication can be dispensed weekly, according to the wishes of the doctor.
If you think a Monitored Dosage System could help you keep track of your medicines, please click this link for more details on how to apply for one.
We are delighted to announce that Dr Amer and Dr Waddoups will be joining Drs Ko, Mathew, Henderson and Jackie, our practice manager as partners of the surgery from the 1st of January 2016.
With our foundation as solid as any time in recent history, we are looking forward to building a better and brighter tomorrow for our patients by striving to provide the best possible healthcare that is safe, effecting, caring and responsive.
The Care Quality Commission has now published their official report for James Street Family Practice. The CQC inspection was carried out on the 21st of October 2014. We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded an overall 'good' rating.
We are proud that the report made no mention of any recommended areas of improvement which serves to highlight the excellent medical services that we provide to our patients. Despite the glowing report, we will not rest on our laurels. We will continue to strive to deliver patient centered, high quality, effective and safe care for our patients.
Click here to read the full CQC report.