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We have proposed some service changes to the practice the document links are below:-

Consultation Document and Consultation Survey

The proposed changes are:

- to relocate services from The Welby Practice, Bottesford to the adjacent Belvoir Vale site

- to modify the opening hours of our branch surgery at Waltham

NHS Long Term Plan - As medicine advances, health needs change and society develops, the NHS has to continually move forward so that in 10 year’s time we have a service fit for the future.

The NHS Long Term Plan is drawn up by frontline staff, patients groups, and national experts to be ambitious but realistic.

Please see the link to the NHS England Long Term Plan

Evening Clinic - Extended Access Service

From week commencing 26 November 2018 the above service will be delivered at:-

Belvoir Vale Surgery, Bottesford     6.30pm-8.30pm    Thursday

There will be a clinician session and nursing session running with appointment availability at an increased level to accommodate the same level of appointments previously offered.

The last Monday clinic will take place on 19 November 2018.

We will assess the level of uptake over the coming months. 

Many thanks for your kind co-operation.

Information Notice

Repeat Prescriptions - we have reverted back to two full working days for repeat orders.  In accordance with NHS guidance repeat prescriptions are, in general, issued as a one month supply.

Belvoir Vale Surgery has now merged with The Welby Practice

As there are two sites in Bottesford we will refer to the practice as The Welby Practice with the site name as Belvoir Vale or Welby Bottesford, the other locations are known as Harlaxton and Waltham.

You will notice some changes e.g. The Welby Practice header on letters, etc.

You will be able to book appointments with GPs, ANP, NP, Nurses and HCAs across all the sites.

This enables prescribers to send prescriptions electronically to local or distant pharmacists - there is no longer a requirement for a paper prescription. There are a few exceptions to the service which include controlled drug prescriptions which have to be on a paper prescription for now.

Initially we will nominate the pharmacy where you have already told us you want to collect prescriptions from. You can change this easily by telling us that you want to collect from a new location when your next prescription is due, or ask the person prescribing the medication before the medication is issued. You can nominate a separate supplier for stoma products.

Dispensary patients are not affected by this service.

Patients may be asked by pharmacists to sign up to this or any other service. If you do it is important to understand the implications FOR EXISTING DISPENSING PATIENTS - ie for patients receiving their medications from our dispensary. This message does not apply to patients who live within a mile of a pharmacy as we are prevented by law from offering a service to these patients.



The EPS2 service will NOT include our GP dispensing services as dispensing doctors have been EXCLUDED from the service for the moment.

If you are a dispensing patient, once you have signed up to ANY pharmacy service YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHANGE BACK TO A GP DISPENSING SERVICE without making an application to the PCT which will only be considered under exceptional circumstances and this may be rejected.

If you currently use our dispensary DO NOT SIGN UP to any commercial pharmacy services unless you are sure you never wish to use our dispensary services again. The government has determined that you will not be allowed to change your mind later.  We wish to continue to provide a comprehensive service to our eligible patients.


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