Please help us to help you - the easiest and fastest way to ask for any kind of help is with AskMyGP.
It's available 24/7 - we respond between 8am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday (with the exception of when we are closed - please check our opening times tab for details)
We aim to respond the same day - please expect a call from a withheld number if you have requested we contact you by telephone. Please be aware that we will try to call you back twice and if you do not answer the second call, we will close the request and you will need to re-submit.
If you have requested a response by email, please look out for this within your AskMyGP account, NOT within your email inbox.
All our registered patients are welcome, and as a parent or carer you can use AskMyGP on behalf of a patient
You can choose a particular named GP if you wish (so long as they are working that day)
Please ensure that home visits are requested before 10:30am
You can login now, without any paperwork
- If you would like to read more information click here to read the Ask My GP leaflet or watch the video below.
- To read more about online consultations click here to read the leaflet 'What is an Online Consultation?'
Due to the current coronavirus situation, we are now asking patients to use AskMyGP when they wish to book any appointments at the practice including nurse appointments so that we can screen the request fully. To ask for a nurse appointment please just raise the request in exactly the same way as you would for a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner appointment.
During Covid-19 we ask that patients do not come to the surgery unless invited to do so by the practice. We are trying to protect vulnerable patients, and practice staff. We have also reduced some of our services so that we can focus on managing patients with Covid-19. We are still able to assess and advise patients remotely about any concerns that they have which are not Covid-19 related. You can contact the surgery to get advice and assessment online via AskMyGP or by telephone. If a clinician thinks that you need to be seen they can arrange for an appropriate appointment or perform a video consultation.
PLEASE NOTE:- All repeat prescriptions should be requested through SystmOnline as usual. However during this difficult time, if you do not have access to SystmOnline for ordering repeat prescriptions, requests can be sent via AskMyGP. Please allow longer for your repeat prescriptions to be processed as both the practice and local pharmacies are experiencing staff shortages caused by coronavirus. Thank you
We are pleased to announce that you can now book an appointment for a flu vaccine either online or by telephoning the surgery after 10:00am. Our first clinic on Saturday 19th September is only for patients who are aged 65 and over as at 31.3.2021. Our next clinics on Saturday 10th October & Saturday 7th November will be available for all of our at risk patients aged 18 and over.
If you are a well person aged between 50 - 64 years of age, it is anticipated that the vaccine will be available for you towards the end of the year. At present the practice is waiting for further information from NHSE & Public Health and are not able to book you in to one of our earlier clinics.
The format of the clinics this year will be slightly different in order to be COVID safe. Please only arrive at your appointment time, wearing a face covering and with your arm easily accessible. You will have your temperature taken before entering the practice building and will be guided into a socially distanced queue. Following vaccination, you will be directed to an alternative exit in order to leave the building.
Coronavirus / COVID-19 Advice
If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new, continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days. Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice. If you live with other people, they should also stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or cannot go online.
For the latest COVID-19 advise please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
How long to stay at home
- if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
If you are self-isolating:
- Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
- Stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible
- Sleep alone, if that is possible
- Wash your hand regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water
- Stay away from vulnerable adults such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible
Follow this link for the most up to date information regarding Coronavirus.
Join a COVID-19 clinical trial
The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if
You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:
- a continuous new or worsening cough
- a high temperature
You are aged 50 - 60 with a pre-existing illness
You are aged 65 and over
Click this link to find out more
Volunteer to help find the vaccine for COVID-19
Join the national effort and sign up for the NHS COVID-19 vaccine research registry. Be part of the fight back against the virus by volunteering to be contacted by researchers to take part in COVID-19 vaccine research. There are a number of vaccines being identified and safety-tested at the moment, but only large scale studies can give researchers the information needed about how effective they are.
The NIHR is working with the NHS and aims to recruit half a million people onto the registry by October, which will allow people to be put in touch with the vaccine studies in the coming months.
Researchers are looking for people from all backgrounds, ages and parts of the UK-including both people with or without existing health conditions-to take part in vaccine studies, to make sure that any vaccines developed will work for everyone. The service is available to anyone aged 18 or over, living in the UK. There is no obligation to join in any study, if you are contacted. But by taking part, you could help researchers find vaccines to protect us all more quickly-which in turn could help the NHS and save lives.
Sign up today: nhs.uk/researchcontact
Update on Cherry Willingham Surgery
The practice had to take the difficult decision in the middle of March to temporarily close the branch surgery at Cherry Willingham due to extreme staff shortages; we apologise to all patients who may have been affected by this closure. The surgery is now undergoing a period of modernisation and alteration over the next couple of months so that when we reopen (hopefully in the autumn) it will comply with all new infection control measures and provide a COVID safe environment for everyone.
One change when the surgery reopens is that the dispensary will no longer be open and patients will no longer be able to collect medication from that site. All dispensed prescriptions will be available to collect from the dispensary at Nettleham. Should this be a problem for you, please speak to one of the dispensers about our home delivery service which is available for patients who are housebound or struggle to get out.
It will still be possible to leave your repeat prescription request at Cherry Willingham as it will be brought over to Nettleham on a daily basis. You may wish to consider alternative ways of ordering your medication which include ordering online via SystmOnline, ordering via AskMyGP, signing up for the eRD service (available to non-dispensing patients) or ordering via our 24/7 repeat prescription line on 01522 754649.
Welcome to Nettleham Medical Practice
We are a semi-rural practice with two sites; Nettleham Medical Practice and Cherry Willingham Branch Surgery. Our Doctors and staff pride ourselves in delivering the highest standard of care to patients in Nettleham and its surrounding villages.
We hope you find this website useful as a source of information about our practice, our staff and the services we provide. You will also find links to other reliable websites for health-related information. We also ensure many of our patient information leaflets and patient forms are available to download.
Please have a look around and do send us some feedback using this form. We can use your thoughts to improve our online services and further develop the website to make it a useful, practical application for our patients.
Dignity & Respect Statement
This Practice does not discriminate against any person on grounds of nationality, skin-colour, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.
The Practice will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment against our staff or patients by any patient or visitor. Anyone who acts in this manner will be required to leave the premises forthwith. If the offender is a patient, he or she may be removed from the Practice's list.
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(Site updated 08/09/2020)