AskMyGP is available to use Monday-Friday. The service is turned on at 6.00am and is closed off at 12.00pm. To ensure patients are getting the safest level of care, some routine requests may be deferred to a different working day to ensure urgent cases can be managed on the same day.
Face-to-face appointments are available to all patients where there is a clinical need. You may be asked to first discuss your concerns over the telephone or online with a member of the clinical team to assess what would be most appropriate for you and which practice member would best provide it.
Click on the askmyGP logo above for online help
Why do we encourage anyone who has access to a computer, tablet or smart phone to submit their request online?
- Submitting a request online allows GPs and ANPs to respond to patients digitally which is often much more convenient for the patient. Most issues can be managed without a need to visit the surgery.
- Like all GP practices our telephones are often busy and submitting a request online will save the patient time as there is no waiting for our team of call handlers to get round to answering your call.
- submitting a request online allows a patient to include more detail about their issue including photos and documents which could be useful to the practitioner who is dealing with the request.
- submitting a request online keeps our telephone lines free for patients who genuinely do not have online access or require other services not managed through askmyGP such as nurse appointments.
Vaccination Centre Comms 01.03.2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Update 20.07.2021
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have recommended that children and young people aged 12 to 17 who live with an immunosuppressed person should be offered a Covid-19 vaccination. This is to indirectly protect their immunosuppressed household contacts, who are at higher risk of serious disease from COVID-19 and may not generate a full immune response to vaccination. This latest recommendation also includes vaccination for children aged 12 to 15 with severe neurodisabilities, Down’s syndrome, immunosuppression and multiple or severe learning disabilities and patients who will be 18 within 3 months.
The practice is working to ensure we can call this group for vaccination as soon as possible and will be in contact with patients or their parents / carers shortly.
If you feel that the contact details the Practice holds for you may not be correct then please let us know, otherwise there is no need to contact the Practice we will be in touch very soon.
Did you know that the Vaccination Centre at The Meres Leisure Centre is now listed on the National Booking System, so it's never been easier to book a local appointment for your Covid vaccination.
We are conscious that many of you will be anxious and keen to be vaccinated as quickly as possible but PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY asking when you will be offered an appointment.
We are working together with other local practices across the Grantham and Sleaford area to deliver the vaccination campaign, and we are very much limited by vaccine supply from central NHS resources. Please be assured that as soon as we are able to offer vaccinations to your eligible cohort (see below), you will be offered an opportunity to take up an appointment. In the meantime, please ensure that you follow the latest government guidance found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus
The full guidance regarding priority groups can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/priority-groups-for-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-advice-from-the-jcvi-30-december-2020/joint-committee-on-vaccination-and-immunisation-advice-on-priority-groups-for-covid-19-vaccination-30-december-2020
We are unable to confirm at this stage the timings of when each group will be invited as this is dictated by NHS England and the supply of vaccine. However, please be reassured that once we are able to invite your age group you will be notified. Thank you for your understanding.
(Site updated 16/08/2021)