Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) is the current provider of GP services at The Sidings Medical Practice. LCHS are contracted to provide these services until 30 June 2022. We are starting a process to determine who the provider for the GP Practice will be from July 2022.
We will be holding two patient engagement events to give patients an opportunity to shape services that are provided as part of the new contract.
You are invited to attend the following patient engagement events:
- Saturday, 11 September 2021, 8:30am – 12:00pm at the Boston Marketplace, PE21 6EJ – Stall (near the NatWest bank)
- Thursday, 16 September 2021, 6:30pm – 8.00pm at The Sidings Medical Practice , 14 Sleaford Rd, Boston PE21 8EG
You are also invited to compete our survey by 24/09/2021. You can complete the survey online or paper copies are available in the practice.
Patient Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why are you doing this?
Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS) have been providing primary medical services at The Sidings Medical Practice since 1 April 2019. This contract ends on 30 June 2022. NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will undertake a procurement process to find a provider to ensure the continuation of primary health care services.
Is the practice going to close?
No, NHS Lincolnshire CCG will undertake a full procurement to ensure services continue.
Will there be any changes to the surgery opening times?
No, the new Service Specification will align to the current contract, there is an expectation for the provider to deliver services to meet the reasonable needs of the local population Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:30pm.
The CCG will work with the provider to ensure that the contract and needs of the local population are being met.
Will I still be able to see my usual doctor or nurse?
The provider will be able to continue to employ all clinical staff working at the practice. However, like with any other employment, staff are free to pursue roles away from the practice if they wish.
When will the changes happen?
NHS Lincolnshire CCG plan to have a new contract in place by 1st July 2022 after a full procurement.
Will it affect any of the staff at the surgery?
The provider will be able to continue to employ all current staff working at the practice. However, like with any other employment, staff are free to pursue roles away from the practice if they wish.
Will there be any changes to the way I book appointments?
Patients will still be able to access the same services they currently do, and access services from the same premises.
Will there be any changes to the services provided to patients?
NHS Lincolnshire CCG is confident that the provider will give patients the highest standard of quality care. Their aim is to provide a seamless transfer of services and the change to a new contract will not affect the day-to-day healthcare you can expect from the practice team. The CCG will continue to work with the successful bidder to ensure any disruption to your primary medical care services is kept to a minimum.
Will any new services be introduced?
The CCG will continue to work with the successful bidder to ensure patients receive the best care available. The CCG expects all providers will also be signed up to the delivery of Locally Commissioned Services and a range of National Directed Enhanced Services.
The CCG will work with the provider and local PPGs to ensure that the contract and needs of the local population are being met.
Will I need to re-register to remain on the practice list?
No. If you are currently registered and receive services from The Sidings Medical Practice you do not need to do anything and can continue to access the practice as normal.
Will this affect any treatment or medication I am currently receiving?
No, any current treatment or medication you are receiving will not be affected.