Brayford Medical Practice

Brayford Medical Practice

Newland Health Centre, 34 Newland, Lincoln LN1 1XP

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Home Visits

If you need to see a doctor and are too ill to attend the surgery, or are housebound, please try to telephone before 10.30 am. Only ask for a visit if you really need one and please be aware that you may be asked to give our staff some idea of your symptoms – this information helps the doctors to assess the urgency of the visit. The doctor may wish to speak with you to see if it would be better for you to come to the surgery to be seen immediately. Home visits are normally made in the evening.

Nursing care at home

We work closely with other healthcare professionals who are part of our Primary Health Care Team working in the community, such as the district nursing team, midwives and health visitors. These services are provided by the Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) and are based at Newland Health Centre. You can contact them through reception on 543943.

If you have an illness or incapacity that means that you need nursing care in your own home, the district nurse will visit you. Patients who are likely to benefit from this service include the housebound, the elderly, people with a terminal illness, and those who have recently been discharged from hospital.

District nurses provide wound care, palliative care, continence advice, health promotion advice and advice on co-ordinating care packages. If you move permanently into a care home locally, the district nurse may be able to continue your care.

Your GP may also be willing to continue to care for you, or a number of GPs may provide services for the residents of local care homes.