From 2nd Aug we will be using Evergreen Life which is an easy and fast way to ask for any kind of help from the practice.
Use your smartphone to scan the QR code or search for Evergreen Life PHR on your app store to download.
- Order repeat prescriptions to your door
- Request help from your GP and the team at The Sidings using Evergreen’s askmyGP service
- Bring all your health information and GP records together
- Discover your Wellness Score
All from the palm of your hand.
It saves you time, and makes it easier for us to help you.
Your Experience Matters
The Friends and Family Test
We value your feedback. Please help us to imrpove our services by answer a simple question:
Overall, how was your experience of our services?
You may be asked this question by:
- Text message
- Automated call
- Feedback card
Your response is free, anonymous and reall appreciated! If you don't wish to take part, simply reply 'STOP' when you receive the message or speak to a staff member.
Alternatively you can contact us by phoning our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0300 123 9553
For all the latest updates and guidance about Covid restrictions please use the link below to the .gov website:
It's ok not to be ok
If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed these simply daily tips may help.
Top tip 1
Get active and spend time outside
Top tip 2
Connect with others
Top tip 3
Focus on what is in your control
Top tip 4
Make time for hobbies you enjoy
Top tip 5
Access mental health support if you need help.
Don't bottle up your feelings
Call the confidential emotional and mental health support line in Lincolnshire.
The experienced support workers will provide you with emotional support, advice and guidance.
0800 001 4331
Mental health and emotional wellbeing advice line for young people, parents and carers
0800 234 6342
Lincolnshire Mental Health Advisor Helpline
An advice line for those supporting people with their mental health.
0303 123 4000
Steps2change talking therapies
Anyone over the age of 16 can self-refer or contact their GP for a referral to steps2change talking therapies service.
Lincolnshire's Recovery College
People over the age of 16 can access free educational courses on mental health and wellbeing through the Lincolnshire Recovery College.
For more information please contact email@example.com or visit www.lpft.nhs.uk/recovery-college
COVID-19 Vaccination Status and the NHS App
With the softening of pandemic restrictions we are sure that a lot of our patients will be looking forwards to abroad holidays in the near future. This is also likely to require you proving your vaccination status, and we wanted to ensure all our patients have the information they need to be able to do this.
It has recently been announced (more information can be found at www.gov.uk – Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad) that from 17 May 2021 the NHS App will be the quickest and easiest way to demonstrate your vaccination status, and you are advised to register with the app before booking international travel. Alternatively, if you do not have a smartphone or internet access you are being advised to call 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you.
Crucially – the guidance is that you should not contact your GP Surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GP practices cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
Information about the NHS App – and the links to download it can be found on the nhs.uk website: www.nhs.uk – NHS App.
To help you use the NHS App there is a help and support page: www.nhs.uk – NHS App help and support. Unfortunately our staff will be unable to assist you.
The NHS App is able to verify your identity without the need to contact the practice. There is detailed information about how it does this at www.nhs.uk – NHS login. However – for some patients this can take a few days. I imagine as national uptake of the NHS App increases this delay will get longer, and I therefore urge you to download and verify your identity with the NHS App as soon as possible.
There are other benefits of downloading NHS App, such as:
- Being able to order your repeat medications, plus changing the chemist that you wish it to be sent to.
- Viewing your summary medical record, or your more detailed medical record if you request this from us.
We hope this information is useful, and for those of you lucky enough to get a holiday – have a lovely time but don’t forget to check if you’re going somewhere that may need other vaccinations!
The Sidings Team
Our Reception desk is open from 8.00am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday.
This is in addition the the service outlined below.
Extended Access Pilot
The Sidings Medical Practice is hosting the Boston extended access pilot. This is a new service which offers GP appointments outside of core working hours, making it easier for you to get an appointment at a time that suits you, including evenings 18:30 to 20:00, Saturdays 08:30 to 18:00, Sundays 08:30 to 16:00 and bank holidays.
The service is located in the Sidings Medical Practice on Sleaford Road, Boston. Access to the service is via the side entrance to the practice. Signs are in place.
If we cannot offer you an appointment at a suitable time at our surgery, we may be able to book you an appointment with the GP extended access service.
The GP who sees you may not be your regular GP, but with your consent he/she will be able to access your medical records and transfer any information back to the Practice. The GP will be able to offer advice and treatment including acute prescriptions (not repeat prescriptions), blood test requests and referrals.
When the Surgery is Closed
When the surgery is closed you can call 111. In an emergency you should call 999