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Latest News From Lincolnshire West CCG: 15th May 2017


Following the ransomware cyber attack that affected NHS organisations in Lincolnshire, the following GP practices in Lincolnshire West are open and able to offer a ‘business as usual’ service to patients:

Church Walk Surgery

Birchwood
Woodland
Boultham Park
Newark Road
Richmond
Portland
Ingham
Lindum
Brayford
Witham
Washingborough
Branston
Crossroads
Brant Road
Springcliffe
Cleveland
Hawthorn Scotter
Hibaldstow
Caskgate

All other practices are open, however, they are not yet able to offer a ‘business as usual’ service and you should only attend in an emergency – these practices will not be able to offer (previously booked) routine appointments and will not be able to access or record in your notes or print prescriptions. They will not be able to give you test results, provide sick notes or issue repeat prescriptions.

Similarly, please do not use online booking to make an appointment as the practice will not be able to see the booking.

Please do not use A&E unless it is a medical emergency. If you feel unwell you should contact NHS 111.

You should visit or call your pharmacy as usual for prescriptions, including repeat prescriptions (please take your current medication with you), and minor illnesses.

Please do not use urgent care services to access prescriptions.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) is asking all patients to attend their booked outpatient appointments and operations as planned Tuesday 16 May, unless they receive a call asking them not to attend.

Significant progress has been made and we thank you for your patience. We will continue to update you as necessary.

13th May 2017

All NHS organisations in Lincolnshire have been affected by a ransomware cyber attack.

There is no evidence that any patient data has been accessed.

Please do not use A&E unless it is a life-threatening emergency. If you feel unwell you should contact NHS 111.

Please do not attend your GP practice on Monday 15 May unless it is urgent, this includes if you have a routine booked appointment. It is crucial we give practices time to get their systems running again - until this happens your GP/practice nurse will not be able to access or record in your notes or print prescriptions.

You should visit or call your pharmacy as usual for prescriptions and minor illnesses. Please do not use urgent care services to access prescriptions.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) has cancelled all routine activity at its hospitals on Monday 15 May. This includes outpatients appointments, diagnostic tests and routine operations. ULHT will contact any patients whose appointments are able to go ahead as scheduled.

We are working to resolve the issue and resume services as soon as possible, and we will continue to provide updates.


Church Walk Surgery

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Church Walk Surgery is an NHS GP practice based in the village of Metheringham and covering the surrounding Lincolnshire villages.

(Such as Dunston, Nocton ,Potterhamworth Blankney Etc.)

Our mission is to provide patients with the highest standards of medical care and professionalism in the fields of general practice and family medicine

One of our main aims is to help our patients stay fit and healthy in both mind and body and to support them in diagnosing illness and aiding recovery

Church Walk surgery offers patients a comprehensive range of GP and nursing services including disease management clinics, child health and vaccinations, travel health and family planning.

At Church Walk Surgery we believe that doctors and healthcare professionals occupy a unique position of trust within society.

We see people at their most vulnerable and are relied upon to act in their best interests.  It is vital to maintain confidentiality and to ensure that all patients are treated as individuals, receiving the highest quality care, up to date treatment and support.

Named Accountable GP - Dr Buffey is the allocated, named accountable GP for all of our patients.  This does not, however, prevent you from seeing your preferred clinician.

(Site updated 18/05/2017)
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