Upcoming Flu Clinics
The next walk-in flu clinics (no appointment necessary) will be taking place on the following days:
Saturday 21st September 8.30am - 1.30pm
Saturday 5th October 8.30am - 1.30pm
Thursday 26th September 2 - 5.30pm
Thursday 24th October 2 - 5.30pm
Staff Training Afternoons
The practice will be closed from 12.30pm - 4.00pm on the following days:
Thursday 26th September
Wednesday 30th October
Thursday 21st November
Wednesday 11th December
Dementia Support Group
Being diagnosed with a life changing illness can be completely bewildering, isolating and debilitating. Did you know that Magna Vitae, in conjunction with Louth & District Hospice run FREE fortnightly social get togethers to support people in these situations, improve their quality of life and get to meet new people in similar circumstances?
We would like to invite you to attend these get togethers, which are held at the Marisco Medical Practice, in Stanley Avenue, Mablethorpe – the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month, 10.00 – 11.30am.
Activities we currently offer include: gentle exercise, dance, crafts, singing sessions, as well as the chance to just connect with other people.
Please don’t lose out on this fantastic opportunity.
A quick call or e-mail to Tracey Wilkinson or her team is all you need to do to get started:
Tracey Wilkinson: Landline 01507 613461 | Mobile 07500 020193 | Email email@example.com
Lizzie: Email Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org
Erica: Email Erica.email@example.com
Free Bus Service to Louth Hospital
A new, free bus service to Louth is now in place, funded by the Costal Community Challenge, Mablethorpe Christian Fellowship and Rotary Club. This service operates between Mablethorpe North end (Sandilands) and Louth County Hospital. The aim of the community bus is to ensure relatives/friends, who do not have access to a vehicle, are able to visit patients in Louth hospital. The bus service will operate as a free, door-to-door service and seats can be booked by contacting Nigel Collins on 07775 844206. See Free Bus Service to Louth Hospital.
We are part of the C-Card Scheme. This Scheme provides free condoms and sexual health information to young people aged 13 – 19 years old. To join the C-Card scheme you need to register with us. This information is confidential and you cannot be traced from it. You will be issued with a credit card sized C-Card. Once you have received your C-Card, you can collect free condoms from any venue displaying the C-Card sign (including Marsh Medical Practice).
Huffers and Puffers COPD Rehabilitation Group
Had a pulmonary rehab course? Want to keep up the good work? Join the friendly, local COPD Rehabilitation group on Tuesdays 2-4pm at the Marisco Medical Centre, Mablethorpe.
Be kind campaign
We are currently running our first kindness campaign and encouraging members of our community to carry out one random act of kindness a day. This could be simply smiling to a stranger, saying thank you or just pausing to reflect before reacting to a stressful situation (see our list of further suggestions in the waiting room). See our Be Kind poster for more information.
MMP Awarded ERS Silver Award
Marsh Medical Practice have been awarded a prestigious Silver award by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.
Patient and Privacy Policies
Carer Support Programme
Let us know if you are a carer – you may not see yourself as a carer but if you regularly look after a friend, relative or neighbour then we can offer a range of information to help and support you. See the Carers section in Support Programmes.
Research & Surveillance Centre Practice
We are one of over 200 practices participating in a national surveillance programme that provides continuous monitoring of infectious diseases in the community.
The purposes of the network are surveillance of infectious disease, particularly flu. The Royal College of General Practitioners Research and Surveillance Centre looks to predict when flu outbreaks and pandemics occur and is involved in vaccine effectiveness studies; principally in collaboration with Public Health England. For more details visit: www.rcgp.org.uk/rsc.
Older Patient Support Programme
We have a tailor made programme supporting our older patients to help avoid emergency hospital admissions. Our team of dedicated nurses are on hand to provide regular reviews of your individual health needs and our daily on-call doctor is available for any urgent appointments and telephone consultations. See more about the programme by clicking here.
Hearing impairment and Translation service
We offer a hearing loop for hard of hearing patients and a translation service if English is not your first language. Please ask at reception before booking an appointment if either of these services would be beneficial to you.
MMP Awarded Lincolnshire Carers Quality Award
During a presentation on Thursday 20th April 2017, the Practice received the Carers Quality Award from the Lincolnshire based organisation, Every-One. This award is a formal recognition for our commitment to support unpaid carers. The surgery now has 207 patients registered as carers within the practice. We encourage anyone who is not yet registered to let us know if they are a Carer. We endeavour to support our Carers and provide useful information to assist them. See Carers Support Page.
We have a Bronze Award from Armed Forces Recognition Scheme
We are pleased to announce that Marsh has received the Bronze Award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).
Marsh signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2015 pledging to endeavour in all business proceedings to uphold the key principles of the covenant and support the Armed Forces community. The covenant acts as a recognition of the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces and in return pledges respect, support, and fair treatment. Since signing the covenant, Marsh has just been awarded the Bronze Award from the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme.
Carers Quality Award
As you may be aware, we achieved a Lincolnshire Carers Quality Award from the Lincolnshire based organisation; Every-One, last year and just have successfully been re-accredited for the award this month! The award demonstrates our commitment to supporting unpaid carers in our area whether they are staff or patients. If you or someone you know is a carer check out our Carers Support page for information and guidance or ask at reception for the hard copy of our leaflets..
We raised £663.38 for MacMillan!
A huge thank you to you all for donating and buying cakes and a huge well done to the staff at Marsh who organised the MacMillan Coffee Mornings last month. We feel very proud to know that all the money we raised will go towards MacMillan to help people with cancer when they need it the most.
Dementia Friendly Practice
We aspire to be accommodating to all people, especially our patients/carers/parents/friends with dementia. If you have any questions or worries regarding dementia whether it is regarding yourself or someone you know, come in and speak to us.
MMP achieves ‘Good’ in CQC Inspection
MMP received an inspection from the Care Quality Commission on 13th April 2017 and a report has just been published stating Marsh achieved a fantastic result of ‘Good’ in all key areas. This is testament to all the hard work of all the staff at Marsh. Head to Care Quality Commission to read our report in full. Please visit our Care Quality Commision page for more information.
This week is Veterans Week. We are an Armed Forces Friendly Organisation so let us know if you are a Veteran or part of the Armed Forces community and we will record it on our system.
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan!
We are holding a Macmillian Coffee Morning on Thursday 28th September at North Somercotes Surgery and Friday 29th September at Manby Surgery.
Come along from 10am to enjoy some tasty treats and cakes, win a prize at the raffle and have a giggle all to help Macmillian be there for people facing cancer.
An Armed Forces friendly Organisation
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly. Marsh Medical Practice supports this covenant and endeavours in all our business proceedings to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant. See waiting rooms for more information on what we are doing to demonstrate our commitment.
Following the update of all our clinic rooms, we have now commenced a refurbishment of our North Somercotes dispensary. Further plans are also underway to improve patient experience at our Manby surgery. The developments will involve creating a larger waiting room and improving patient confidentiality to the reception and dispensary. Any disruption or changes to the normal clinic times will be updated here. For more information, see our infrastructure notice board at Manby surgery.
Manby Surgery Refurbishment
Please be aware that our Manby surgery will be closed from 12.30pm on Friday 26th May and will reopen on Monday 5th June. There will be no patient access to the surgery at this time due to the refurbishments taking place. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes. For more information, click here or see our infrastructure notice board at Manby surgery.
Bird (avian) 'flu
Update: A new case of Bird 'flu (H5N8 strain) has been confirmed in turkeys at a farm in East Lindsey. Bird Flu is primarily a disease of birds and there has never been any recorded cases of H5N8 in humans.
Where it has been confirmed, restrictions are in place to limit the spread of disease. The restrictions on the original outbreak in a farm in Louth have now been lifted.
Further advice can be found by ringing the Defra Helpline:
03459 33 55 77
PPG Member Vacancy!
Due to a member moving away from the area, we now have a new position on our Patient Participation Group. Our PPG is invaluable to the continual improvement of Marsh Medical Practice. If you are interested in this opportunity or want to find out more about our PPG, head to the PPG section of the website or ask our receptionists for more details.
Grand Opening of the New Student Learning Area!
We recently celebrated the opening of our brand-new student learning area at North Somercotes surgery and were delighted to welcome our first undergraduate nurse from the University of Lincoln to begin training with us. We are proud to have unveiled a plaque displaying our collaborative learning between the University of Lincoln and Marsh and look forward to continue working with them in the future.
Marsh Medical Practice comes to you…
Watch out for us coming to an event near you in the coming year!
We would like to say a big thank you to all those who came to say hello to us at our Saltfleet Gala stand on 14th August. These events give you an opportunity to talk us about how we strive to meet your health care needs in our rural community.