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


Welton Family Health Centre

Newsletter November 2019


 DNA’s (Did Not Attends)

In October, 5234 patients attended the surgery for their appointments, and 108 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.


We are pleased to introduce two new social prescribers who will be working alongside the practice to provide an additional service for patients. Social prescribing is a means of enabling GP’s, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer patients to a range of local, non-clinical services. Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing seeks to address patient’s need in a holistic way. It’s also aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health.

Social prescribing schemes can involve a variety of activities which are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations. Examples include volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, healthy eating advice, sports classes, support with form filling, bereavement support etc.

Patients will be referred into the service by clinical or self-referral. If you feel you, or someone you know would benefit from this kind of support, please see reception for a form.


Some of you may have seen the Clinical Pharmacists we have working with us at the moment. We have two Clinical Pharmacists coming into the Practice on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Clinical Pharmacists are able to see patients for medication reviews and queries, offering longer appointments and increasing capacity for the GP’s to see patients for more complex conditions. We often have appointment available within a week to see the Clinical Pharmacist. Please ask reception for more details.


We are continuing to give ‘flu vaccinations in normal booked appointments. If you are eligible and have not yet had your ‘flu vaccination please contact reception to book an appointment. Flu vaccinations are offered, free of charge, to patients that are at risk. If those at risk catch ‘flu they are more likely to get a bad case or serious complication such as a chest infection. The virus can weaken the respiratory system, which the heart relies on. The best way of treating flu is to be vaccinated against it in the first place.

 At the time of writing we are planning our first ever ‘Teddy Bears’ Picnic ‘flu clinic’ for children aged 2,3 and 4 (not yet at school). Children will be invited to bring their teddies to the clinics, enjoy some treats and have their nasal ‘flu vaccine at the same time. We are hoping this will be a success with patients and something we can continue in years to come.


The surgery will be closed for staff training from 1pm on Tuesday 17th December 2019 until 8am on Wednesday 18th December 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.


The Practice will be open at the following times over the Christmas and New Year period:

Monday 23.12.2019 Open as normal

Tuesday 24.12.2019 Open as normal

Wednesday 25.12.2019 Closed

Thursday 26.12.2019 Closed

Friday 27.12.2019 Open as normal

Monday 30.12.2019 Open as normal

Tuesday 31.12.2019 Open as normal

Wednesday 01.01.2020 Closed

Thursday 02.01.2020 Open as normal

Friday 03.01.2020 Open as normal

 Please note that there will be availability for extended access pre-booked appointments at one of the IMP Federation practices for every day throughout the Christmas period (including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day). Welton Family Health Centre has extended access appointments available until 8pm on New Year’s Eve . All other dates will be covered by other practices in the area, should you be willing to travel. Please speak to reception to book any of  these.

 We would like to wish all our patients, staff and colleagues a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.


 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

A46 Nettleham and Riseholme Roundabout Improvements

Further disruption is likely through out 2020 when work start in January for improvements to both the Nettleham and the Riseholme roundabouts. The work will take about twelve months. The work will involve  at the  Riseholme  roundabout adding an extra lane in the roundabout itself and constructing an extra entrance and exit lane at all approaches and exits. While at the Nettleham roundabout extending the length of all of the roundabout’s two lane approaches and exits

In addition, drainage systems at both roundabouts will be rebuilt, new signs and lighting columns installed and sections of the existing road rebuilt to minimise future maintenance.

The A46 roundabout improvement project will cost £4.7m and will be funded via £2.5m from Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership and £2.2m from an Integrated Transport Grant.


Your Neighbourhood Policing Team

 PC Steve TOYN




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


3rd December 2019

Dunholme St Chad’s Church

10.30 – 11.30

6th December 2019

Corringham Village Hall

09.30 – 10.30

11th December 2019

Willoughton Village Hall

18.00 – 19.00

14th December 2019

Welton Methodist Church

11.00 – 12.00

18th December 2019

Glentham Village Hall

10.00 – 11.00

19th December 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)

The PDA Christmas Lunch is being held on Friday 6th December in Welton Village Hall.

PLEASE TRY TO ARRIVE TO BE SEATED BY 11.30AM AT THE LATEST. We will be opening the doors at 11am to allow you time to buy raffle tickets and cakes and to browse the books and cards on sale. The entertainment will start around 11.30am. There will also be a small, approx. 3ft, decorated Christmas tree which has been donated for auction.

The Autumn Fayre, held on 26th October, can only be described as a resounding success! We raised the magnificent sum of £2718.68 for PDA funds the raffle contributing £1491 of that total. Despite the appalling weather there was a large turnout of supporters and the final figure raised was almost £500 more than last year

There are so many people to thank for their support of this event, those who bought and sold raffle tickets, those who donated raffle prizes, the cake makers, helpers manning the stalls and those who hired a table from us to sell their own goods. If I have missed anyone I apologise and consider yourself thanked!


There is a full list of raffle prize winners on the PDA notice board in the health centre and thankyou to Dr Lumley for drawing the raffle. The rabbit was called Milly, the cake weighed 4lb 4oz, there were 166 sweets in the jar and the holdall contained a large bag of assorted flower bulbs.


I have attached a couple of photos taken by photographer Jim Blainey at the autumn fayre.

The PDA AGM was held on Thursday 7th November with very few people present no doubt partially due to the flooded roads to be navigated to get to the meeting.

The meeting started with a presentation from one of our new doctors, David Watts who outlined the 9 years of training he recently completed to become a GP. The PDA officer’s reports highlighted another successful year: raising over £6,000 and carrying 1868 patients a total of 26,191 miles. The funds raised are used to subsidise the transport service and provide equipment for the surgery which is for the benefit of all patients registered with the practice. Nadina Prestedge (Practice Manager) was able to announce that the practice had finally had the go ahead for the extension into the former Library building.  Work is expected to start in the New Year and be completed in April 2020.  The PDA accounts and minutes of the meeting will be available on the Surgery’s website in due course.

As no-one had put their name forward to join the Committee all officers and Committee members were re-elected.

The final piece of PDA news is that we have been chosen as Co-op Community Champions for the period 8th March 2020 to 6th June 2020. We will be sharing the proceeds with Welton Pre School. Each time you shop at Welton Co-op, using your dividend card, during that period the Co-op will put an amount ‘in the pot’. They also hold various fund raising events plus money from carrier bag sales, collection boxes and event days. If you don’t have a dividend card, sign up now!

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful new year!

Dates for 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





Live@St Chads' A Winter Concert of Christmas Songs and Carols will be held at St Chads church on Friday 6th December from 7pm to 10pm, Everyone Welcome. Admission is £4, children under 12 go free. Audience participation is expected! The evening includes a raffle and a quiz. BYO drinks. Nibbles provided. Monies in aid of St Chad’s and Project Cornerstone. More information can be found at
Paul Walker

Welton Village Library & Community Hub


We are very pleased to announce our first joint initiative with Welton Children's Centre which will take place at the library on Tuesday 10th December 10:30 to 11:30am. This session is especially for children 0-5 and will feature Christmas crafts, festive songs, a winter treasure basket and storytime. With a combination of staff from the centre and our own volunteers an enjoyable hour is planned for all the children and we hope as many of you as possible can come along.

We hope to work alongside the Children's Centre on a regular basis in 2020 to promote the use of both of these valuable local resources amongst young families.

Moving to a slightly older age group of 7 – 17 we are delighted to report that the 3 Coder Dojo sessions held to date have been a great success (involving computer coding if you were wondering). To quote feedback received from a couple of youngsters to the question what would you say about it to a friend; 'It was fun and you should come to it' and 'It is fun you should come and make new friends – You can make new games'. We are planning regular sessions to start in January 2020 and will announce details in this newsletter next time.

Finally a reminder that as well as our normal weekday times we are continuing to open each Saturday 10am -12noon. This brings me to our Christmas hours - the last day for borrowing and returning books will be Saturday 21st December and we will re-open on Monday 6th January 2020. Please remember that you can renew books on line in this period or return or renew at other local libraries that may be open when we are closed. You can also ring the library helpdesk on 01522 782010 if you have a query.

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from all the Welton library volunteers.

Mike Hubbert

Library volunteer co-ordinator




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


St Barnabas

Well with Christmas only a few weeks away why not pop into your local St Barnabas shops and purchase your Christmas cards and diaries.

It is such a busy period over the next few weeks so here are some dates for your diaries

Our Torch Light Procession date is Tuesday November 26th leaving from Claytons Sports Ground, Lea Road, Lincoln aiming to leave at 7.30 pm. Dedicate your light at:

Let St Barnabas take the hassle of disposing your real Christmas tree for a donation to the Hospice. Our friendly team of elves will collect and dispose of your tree in the most environmentally responsible way.  This winter our care will be supported by your kind Tree-cycle donation. The process is simple;
Step 1. Book your collection online on a list of postcodes on the collection route are listed online. Booking closes on 6th January.

Step 2. Leave your tree outside your house on 9th January. It will be collected by 12th January by our Tree-Cycle elves.

Please make sure the tree is visible from the roadside. If we can’t see it, we won’t be able to collect it.

Step 3. Feel great. You have donated vital funds to St Barnabas and recycled too!

Santa will be back out on his Sleigh thanks to Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue choosing St Barnabas again as their chosen charity. Please see below the dates for Santa and his Sleigh

Monday Dec 16th Ermine East, Tuesday Dec 17th Tower Estate, Glebe Park and St Giles, Thursday Dec 19th Ermine West, Friday Dec 20th Birchwood and Lincoln City Centre, Saturday Dec 21st Welton and Dunholme and Lincoln City Centre. Look out for Santa and his elves.

Take the stress out of Christmas come along to The Waterside Shopping Centre from December 13th till December 21stand St Barnabas will have lots of elves ready to wrap presents that you’ve bought for a donation.

Caroline Swindin and I would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone for all their continued support and all the sponsorship for our China Trek. We had the most amazing, challenging and emotional time and we all raised in excess of £15,000 for St Barnabas. AMAZING

Last year we cared for 1,822 patients over the winter (December, January and February). This is across our Clinical services we could not do this without the support of those in our communities our sincere and heartfelt thanks to you all.

Becca Hooton
Community Fundraiser or 07825 713666