Richmond Medical Centre is pleased to be able to offer our patients access to routine appointments at evenings and weekends.
This service is part of an extended access service which has been commissioned by NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group.
The appointments will also be available on bank holidays and across the Easter, Christmas and New Year periods
Extended hours appointments are for pre-bookable non-urgent appointments. Examples of these include chronic illness, asthma checks and medicines reviews,
The service is being delivered by a federation of GP practices in the area. If a patient wishes to attend an extended hours appointment, they may need to travel to another local GP practice or a central GP practice hub and may not necessarily see their own GP.
In our locality, appointments are available between 6.30pm and 8pm Monday to Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
There are also a number of additional appointments being made available at Richmond Medical Centre between 0700 & 0800hrs Monday to Friday (days may vary).
To arrange an appointment or for more information on when and where appointments are available, speak to the practice receptionist or member of the practice team or call the practice on (01522) 500240.
All patients at the practice have an allocated GP. This is the GP who they are registered with. You are able to see any GP you would like at the practice and are not restricted to just this one GP but if you would like to know who your allocated GP is please ask at reception.
Telephone ordering of prescriptions
From the 1st May 2016 we will no longer take orders for medication over the telephone. We appreciate this decision will cause some inconvenience to patients but we have made the decision to improve patient safety. Many of the drug names are very similar and patients pronounce them in very different ways. We are concerned that errors are occuring. Patients can order their medication online, in writing or in some cases via the pharmacy (not all pharmacies offer this service so you would need to check with the individual pharmacy). We are sorry for any inconvenience caused
Electronic Repeat Prescriptions
Patients do not need to collect their repeat Prescriptions from the surgery. You can order your medication in the normal way but your prescription will be sent electronically to the chemist you choose and you will just need to go straight to them to collect the medication leaving the normal 48 hours. This will eliminate any lost prescriptions and will save patients queuing to collect the script from us and then queuing again at the chemist.
All the pharmacies have the relevant paperwork and information for you and you do not need to notify the practice of your choice.