IMPORTANT NOTICE - 16/01/2021:
We have been advised that the GP led vaccination centre at The Meres Leisure Centre in Grantham has been asked to take an unexpected delivery of vaccine at very short notice today, which has to be used over the next 2 days. Patients aged 75 and above will receive an invite by text which will allow you to book your own appointment today and tomorrow. Your GP practice is fully aware of this and these messages are genuine and we would encourage anyone in these age groups to book their appointment. If you are struggling to book, you will be able to share the link with someone else so that they can book for you - they will however also need your date of birth to book on your behalf. The link will only work once so cannot be shared for the purpose of other people booking an appointment. Please do not contact the surgery as our phone lines are not open until Monday and we will not be able to assist you.
For those who have not yet signed up with the Practice for SMS Messaging, our team will contact you during the course of the next week to begin booking, we are working from a list so it may take us a while to reach everyone so please be patient. If you would however like to be set up for SMS Messaging so that you can receive your booking link by message, please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can activate this for you. You can do this by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, but the email must include your name, date of birth, first line of your address and then your contact number. This will save you queuing on the telephones in order to do this.
Please be aware that only patients in this age group and with pre-booked appointments should attend the vaccination clinics. The team really don’t like turning people away so please don’t go to The Meres if you haven’t got an appointment. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation
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Patients that are signed up to receive text messages from the Surgery will receive their covid vaccination invite by text. You will be sent a link to book your own appointment when you are eligible for the vaccine. Patients that have not consented to text messages will be contacted by phone. If you would like to sign up for the text messaging service please contact the Reception team.
At the moment we are still in the process of inviting the over 80's for their vaccination.
Please note NHS staff will contact patients who have been identified as priority to be offered the vaccine first.
Since January 2019 we have changed the way patients access GP appointments at the Practice. There is no requirement to pre-book a GP appointment as any medical matters you present with will be dealt with on the day using AskmyGP.
Ask my GP makes requesting help from your GP easier and for many patients more convenient. You will be able to send a request on any medical matter to a GP or Nurse Practitioner during the hours listed below using the link and a clinician will always aim to respond promptly where possible. All patients have to do to be able to consult online with their clinician is follow a few short, easy steps online to register. There’s never a queue online.
AskMyGP is available to use Monday-Friday. The service is turned on at 7.30am and to ensure patients are getting the best level of care, when our GP'S have reached capacity the service is turned off for the day.
Please use this service for all Doctor appointment requests. If you do not have access to the internet you can simply call us, our receptionist will need to take some medical details and a clinician will call you back. Patients may not need to attend the practice saving valuable time and reducing the number of missed appointments. If the GP feels a face to face appointment is required then this will be offered to you.
Please note all appointments with our nursing team have remained the same and must be booked in advance.
All of our registered patients are asked to use this service and you can use the service if you are a parent or carer. Please note however, that we may need permission from the patient to discuss their medical information with you.
Update on the Covid-19 Vaccine.
Our primary care vaccination centres have started to launch in Lincolnshire. This vaccine delivery model is currently prioritising the over 80 age group. There is a national phased approach to these centres. We are delighted that Lincolnshire featured in the first wave, and are looking forward to the rest of the county launching its centres in the coming days and weeks.
Local vaccination centres are not always a ‘like for like’ with practices, as they are delivered via ‘primary care networks’ across the county. This means that whilst not 100% of surgeries in the county will deliver vaccinations, 100% of the appropriate population registered with them will be able to access vaccinations by a joined up approach between neighbouring GPs.
We would like to remind patients that you do not need to do anything to book an appointment. As soon as a vaccination appointment is available to you, you will be contacted to organise this. Please do not call the surgery
Welcome to St John's Medical Centre
The doctors and staff at St John's Medical Centre surgery in Grantham are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.
We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
We aim to treat our patients courteously at all times and expect our patients to treat our staff in a similarly respectful way. We take seriously any threatening, abusive or violent behaviour against any of our staff or patients.
If a patient is violent or abusive, they will be warned to stop their behaviour. If they persist, we may exercise our right to take action to have them removed, immediately if necessary , from our list of patients.
Electronic Repeat Dispensing
If you get regular or repeat prescriptions, you could save time by switching to electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD). eRD sends your prescriptions electronically from your GP surgery to a pharmacy of your choice. It’s easy to use and you don't need a computer or electronic device. Ask your GP or pharmacist to set it up for you.
Until further notice, all patients over the age of 2 will be expected to provide and wear their own face covering (ideally cotton or a face mask) when attending the surgery and during consultations. This is in line with government advice.
(Site updated 16/01/2021)