Sutterton Surgery News
We have currently been doing some changes to our website by updating existing pages and adding a few new pages. Some of the key changes include improving our test result page to explain our processes of having tests and receiving their results. We are also adding a patient zone to answer questions our patient group have asked us and to show all the things they have helped us with.
We hope these changes will make it clearer what's going on here. We thank you for your patience in the meantime.
Our dispensary manager (Julie) is moving to help our delivery team with the nomad boxes. Joanne will takeover as dispensary manager and wish her all the very best in this new role. Congratulations Jo!
Bank Holiday Prescriptions
Just a quick reminder of the upcoming Bank Holiday on Monday 2nd May. We are closed over this bank holiday and they do tend to get quite busy around them. If you are due to run out around the Bank Holiday, please consider ordering a little earlier than normal to allow us more time to get it ready.
Hope you all have a great Bank Holiday!
Covid Safety Measures
We will continue to maintain many of our safety measures to protect our practice and vulnerable patients, following the Government announcement to ease the remaining Covid restrictions. The full list of these measures can be found on our Covid Information Page.
Welcome to Our New ANP
We are delighted to welcome not one but two Advanced Nurse Practitioners to the practice: Hilda and Euan. They will both provide support to Dr Hughes and all our patients.
Patient Records & Online Services
We have now extended the records patients can access through online services, such as Patient Access. For more details please see our Patient Record page. To Opt-In, please contact a member of staff. Please be careful when accessing and handling these records as we have limited control over who can access them via your online accounts. Thanks!
Join Us With Our Events
We have now launched a new page for all the social and health related events we will be holding. If you want to get more involved or just half some fun, take a quick look and see if there's anything that interests you. This month we kick off with Pancake Flipping. Then in May we will hold a quiz to test your wits. For more information please see the event page. We look forward to seeing you there!
Also, why not join our Sutterton Surgery Facebook Group?
Protect Yourself And Get the Booster
The NHS in Lincolnshire is asking everyone aged over 18 who is eligible to please come forward and get their Covid-19 booster now - don't delay!
Omicron is a real threat to all of us and getting boosted is the best way to protect you and your family. We’re also urging people who’ve only had one vaccination so far, or possibly none at all, to come forward as quickly as possible. Visit this website or call 119 to find out how.
Suspicious Patient Access Emails
There have been reports of some suspicious Patient Access emails. Patient Access has provided guidance here.
Are You Covid-19 Positive?
We just wanted to remind patients to not enter the surgery if they have a positive Covid-19 test or possible covid symptoms. Please take a look at the current Government guidance on stay-at-home measures for further information. Help keep our practice and our vulnerable patients safe.
The Surgery over Christmas
Christmas is coming! Our tree is up and our Christmas music is playing. We hope you are all wrapped up warm and keeping safe.
Bereavement Support Coffee Morning
Our Bereavement Support Group is holding a coffee morning Saturday 11th December 2021 at 10:30 - 12:00pm in the lounge at Sutterton Village Hall. All are welcome, whether you are a new or returning member. Just know you are not alone. We look forward to seeing you all there and listening to your experiences.
- Karen A
On Wednesday 10th November, there will be some brief maintenance in dispensary 1pm-3pm. The disruption isn't expected to last too long but please keep this in mind when collecting your medications. Thanks!
Please contact the practice to book in your flu jab as we have plenty of supplies now. Thank you for all those who turned up to the Flu Clinics!
Covid Booster Vaccination
We are now contacting patients to book them in for their Covid Boosters as we have some limited supplies. Please wait to be contacted as we only have limited supplies. Thank you for your patience and keep an eye on this website for updates as more Boosters may come in.
Bereavement Support Group
I wanted to spotlight our Bereavement Support Group for those who have lost loved ones. If you are interested, please give us a call and Karen Allen will be happy to discuss it further with you. Thanks!
We have now opened up our waiting room for people collecting prescriptions. Please wear a mask, sanitise your hands and maintain social distancing when coming into the surgery. Thank you!
We are going to launch a blog page for Sutterton Surgery. This blog will provide brief updates on what's going on here at the surgery. We hope this will keep people up to date with the latest news.
Thank you all and stay safe.
Karen, Dr Hughes & staff
sadly we can confirm that Dr Warren has decided leave the practice and retire from medicine. We want to thank him for all the work he has done and the patients he has helped. He will be missed!