Welcome to Cambridge Avenue Medical Centre
Contact us online
Please contact us online using the online form below. A member of our trained reception team will deal with your request and signpost you appropriately to the correct healthcare professional or service.
Please do not use this service if you feel you are experiencing an emergency - call 111 for advice.
Covid Spring Boosters
The surgery will be offering Spring Boosters from Monday 17th April 2023. Please wait for the practice to get in touch with you to book your booster.
Bank Holiday closures -
Please be advised both surgeries will be closed on the following Bank Holiday Mondays
- Monday 1st May
- Monday 8th May
- Monday 29th May
The surgeries will be open as normal on Tuesday.
If you require advice on these days please call 111 or 999 in the event of an emergency or attend A&E.
Important information about Industrial Action
This month, some NHS services may be affected due to strike action. Please continue to come forward for NHS care, if you need medical help use 111 online, and in emergencies, please call 999.
For more information: www.humberandnorthyorkshire.org.uk/information-on-strike-action
Strep A - know the signs
Please click here for further information
Face masks wearing whilst at the surgery -
- All hospital trusts, Primary Care Networks and other health providers have been asked to reinstate face masks for staff and visitors on site.
Staff training dates and surgery closures
Please note both surgeries will be closed on the following date for staff training from 1pm.
- Wednesday 10th May 2023
If you require medical assistance during these times please call 111 or in the event of an emergency 999.
When should I worry - Childs Health
Please check on this link here for more information.
Our telephone lines remain very busy, we continue to experience high demand on our telephone lines.
First thing in the morning is considered a peak time for the practice, if your request can wait please contact the practice at an alternative time.
The staff will answer your call as soon as they can.
The practice has had additional lines installed to help with this, and employed further staff members to cope with the demand.
Why not save time and try our new online consultation form, you can request to book an appointment, cancel an appointment, request fit notes, test results, submit medication queries as well as look at self help information. Or for any minor health concerns you can contact a local pharmacy (see above information)
NHS Friends and Family
GP - Community Pharmacist Consultation Service
We are participating in a new approach to improve access for patients to GP appointments. The aim is to direct patients to the most appropriate healthcare professional, which may be a GP or a pharmacist.
We think this is a good thing. Once you see how great your local pharmacist is – they are highly trained and skilled clinicians experienced in treating minor illnesses – we don’t think you’ll look back.
This will also help us to free up GP appointments for people with more complex health needs and ensure that everyone gets treated at the right time, by the right healthcare professional.
Social Prescribing service
Social prescribing is when residents are linked to local community groups and services to enable them to develop skills and confidence to improve their self care and tackle the social causes of ill health and wellbeing.
Who is social prescribing for?
The service is for all adults (18+) who are North Lincolnshire residents in need of information, advice and support to cope with everyday life.
Social prescribing focuses on:
- Supporting people to cope with their long-term conditions; or those of someone they may care for; increasing independence to enable and empower people to self-manage their own health and wellbeing
- Reducing social isolation; supporting those who are feeling lonely and looking for social opportunities to get more involved in the community
- Signposting people with social, emotional or practical needs to a range of local services, often provided by the voluntary and community sector
- Promoting a holistic approach to health and wellbeing by focusing on the wider determinants of health and supporting people to access relevant services e.g., housing, welfare advice and employment programmes, as well as health promotion services such as smoking cessation and physical activity.
Benefits of providing this service
Many people go to their GPs as a familiar route to seek help, but often the problem is not just a medical need – this is when the social prescribing route will be offered.
Evaluations of local social prescribing schemes have reported reduced pressure on NHS services, with reductions in GP consultations, A&E attendances and hospital bed stays for people who have received social prescribing support.
How do I access social prescribing?
Speak to your GP practice staff who will be able to directly refer you to a social prescribing link worker.