Your GP

Talk to your GP, nurse, or other healthcare professionals about symptoms that aren’t going away. They can offer telephone, online or face-to-face appointments, depending on what your health concern is.

A range of healthcare professionals work alongside GPs at your local practice, to ensure you get the right care for your needs as quickly as possible, treat medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. Speak to your practice reception team to find out more.

They focus on the health of the whole person combining physical, psychological and social aspects of care.

The NHS website has information on GP appointments and how to register with a GP.

Online services

The majority of practices also offer online services 24-7. To book appointments, request sick notes and order repeat prescriptions, download the NHS App on your smartphone. You can also save time and consult with your GP practice online. Contact your practice for more information about GP Online Services.

Evening and weekend appointments

GP practices across Lincolnshire now offer patients a new ‘Enhanced Access’ model of care. Outside of normal hours, GP Practices are open Monday to Friday from 6.30pm – 8.00pm and 9am – 5pm on Saturdays, offering routine appointments either at patients’ own GP Practice, or another local NHS location.

Appointments are available to book two weeks in advance, or on the day if there is availability. There is a choice of ways to access appointments depending on clinical need, including face to face and remote appointments via telephone or online.

Out-of-hours

GP services are available 24 hours a day. Outside normal surgery hours, you can still phone the GP surgery, but you’ll usually be directed to the out-of-hours service.

Alternatively, go online via NHS 111 (24 hours a day, seven days a week) for medical advice and treatment.

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