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Background picture taken of havesting in a corn field on Honeyholes Lane August 2014


Welton Family Health Centre

Newsletter October 2019

DNA’s (Did Not Attends)

In September, 4627 patients attended the surgery for their appointments, and 90 patients failed to attend. We would like to thank these patients for attending or those that cancelled appointments they were unable to make so that slot could be used by another patient. 

If you would like to be able to receive booking confirmations and text message reminders for appointments, please see Reception to sign up to this facility.

Patients are able to cancel appointments on the main telephone number 01673 862232 or on the practice mobile 07930880337.


Following on from the reminder last month, we still have patients turning up to the surgery after the acute illness clinic has finished for an appointment there and then. The reception staff have been advised not to book patients in unless it is an emergency and you may be asked to return home and wait for the most appropriate clinician to call you.

As always,  If you are feeling unwell particularly if you have chest pain, shortness of breath, severe bleeding or collapse please phone 999 immediately or for less urgent advice phone 111. DO NOT COME AND STAND IN THE QUEUE OUTSIDE THE PRACTICE.


Please could we remind patients, especially as the winter months are approaching, that the surgery doors do not open until 8am for staff safety reasons. Banging on the door and abusing staff for not opening them sooner will not be tolerated.


We would like to thank all the patients that have attended the ‘flu clinics so far this season. We appreciate that the clinics can seem very busy, however this is usually our main focus during these times and so your actual time in the surgery isn’t long at all. Thank you to all the patients that have also supported the PDA by buying raffle tickets for the Autumn Fayre.


The surgery will be closed for staff training from 1pm on Tuesday 19th November 2019 until 8am on Wednesday 20th November 2019.

Please could we ask that you order any medication with as much notice as possible to enable us to meet the tight deadlines that we face.

A minimum of two working days’ notice is required please. For those that don’t already use the service, we have facilities to order your medication online at any time, please see Dispensary for more details.

Nadina Prestedge

Practice Manager





Susie Mendel, Secretary, Nettleham Woodland TrustRegistered Charity Number 111985418 Beech Avenue, Nettleham LN2 2PP.  Tel: 01522-751283Email: David Cotten Chair Email: dmc206cc@yahoo.comRod Newborough Woodland Advisor Email: 

Nettleham Woodland Trust


Early in 2009 Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust purchased 19.25 hectares of farmland in Ashing Lane Dunholme and Nettleham Woodland Trust has secured a 125 year lease to create and maintain around 15 hectares a new woodland on this site.

The whole area is called Ashing Lane Nature Reserve and a new woodland in known as Monks Wood, in memory of Dennis Monk, the late Director of the Lincoln branch of WREN, which funded the purchase of the land.  The first phase of tree planting took place in February 2009, when over 10,000 trees and shrubs were planted by local families, schools, scouts, guides and college students. Woodland rides were created, enabling push-chair and wheelchair access. By the end of 2009 over 18000 native trees and shrubs had been panted.

The Nettleham Woodland Trust needs enthusiastic group of volunteers willing to assist in the planting and subsequent maintenance of the woodlands. It’s a great way to meet like minded people, make new friend and participate in some healthy outdoor exercise.

If you would like to help in any way or for more information please contact:


The Secretary, Nettleham Woodland Trust

18 Beach Avenue, Nettleham LN2 2PP

Or visit the web site

Your Neighbourhood Policing Team




One of your neighbourhood officers will be attending the following

Coffee Morning’s / Police Surgeries we will be pleased to meet you and discuss any issues you may wish to raise alternatively please call 101.

 Please be aware: on occasions there may be non attendance due to unforeseen circumstances and unavoidable, so please accept our apologies should this happen


2nd November 2019

Ingham Village Hall

10.30 – 11.30

5th November 2019

Dunholme St Chad’s Church

10.30 – 11.30

14th November 2019

RAF Scampton Youth Club

18.00 – 19.00

16th November 2019

Welton Methodist Church

11.00 – 12.00

20th November 2019

Faldingworth Village Hall

10.30 – 11.30

21st November 2019

Welton St Mary’s Church

10.30 – 11.30


 To report a Crime please call 101.

 If ‘urgent’ please call 999.

If you would like to pass information anonymously, please call Crime Stoppers on

0800 555 111.


Welton Patients’ and Doctors’ Association (PDA)

Autumn Fayre plans are being finalised and we still have a couple of tables available for hire. The cost is £10 so please give me a call if you would like to sell your own goods (anything except cakes)

We are looking for items of bric a brac, bring and buy (soup, biscuits, toiletries etc.) and bottles for the bottle and glass stall.

Thank you to everyone who responded to my request for apples, plums etc. I couldn’t believe how many were generously offered but suffice to say I don’t want to stone another plum or peel, core and stew another apple for a long time! Apologies to anyone whose offer I had to turn down.

The PDA AGM is being held on Thursday 17th October starting at 7.30pm in the Health Centre. We would like to see as many patients there as possible to hear about the work which the PDA Committee undertakes. If anyone is interested in joining the Committee please contact either myself or leave your details at reception. We meet around 6 times a year on a Thursday night.  

The speaker will be Dr Watts one of the new GP’s at the practice.

Finally the PDA has been short listed for the Co-op Community Champion for the spring quarter. Below is the link to follow to vote for the PDA. Please spread the word and if you have no access to the internet to vote please let me know and I will try to find a way of registering your support. Many of you registered your Coop cards to support the PDA so hopefully we will get enough votes to be chosen!

Online voting will be open from Monday 23rd September to Monday 21st October 2019. Lincolnshire Co-op members can vote online by visiting

There is also a facility for telephone voting which I can explain if anyone wants to follow that route.          


Dates for 2019

 Christmas lunch tickets on sale 1st October

PDA AGM Thursday 17th October 7.30pm

Autumn Fayre 26th October 2019

Christmas Lunch 6th December 2019

If you require any further information on any of the above don’t hesitate to give me a call (862570)


Janet Goddard




Monday 9.00am – 12.00pm

Tuesday       1.00 – 6.00pm

Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday  9.00am – 1.00pm



1st Saturday of each month

10.00am – 12.00pm