A local GP practice will be celebrating the NHS’s 70th birthday on Thursday 5 July, by holding an open event for its patients.
The Deepings Practice on Godsey Lane, Market Deeping, will be encouraging its staff and patients to join in its celebrations on Thursday, as it marks the 70th birthday of the NHS.
“We are particularly looking forward to welcoming our patients into the practice on Thursday to celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday,” says Jo Kevan, Business Manager, The Deepings Practice.
“We have got a busy day planned and we are delighted that our Patient Participation Group (PPG) is supporting us – they will be present on the day raising money for research into sarcoma with a cake sale.”
“We also plan to have some fun during the day and there will be various attractions on offer including a guess the weight of the cake competition!”
The practice will be open for business as usual during the day and patients will be able to access the services they need.
The practice has expanded significantly over recent years and is able to provide a wider range of services for patients. In 2017 the on-site theatre facilities were developed to enable patients to have procedures, such as vasectomies, hernias and carpal tunnels, without having to go to hospital. The practice also offers many other services on site including ultrasound scans and a musculoskeletal physiotherapy service.
“As well as celebrating the NHS’s 70th birthday, we will be holding an open evening for staff and invited guests. We look forward to catching up with colleagues past and present to celebrate NHS70 and the practice’s continuing development.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our colleagues and staff for all their hard work and support. It is the work of a whole team that enables the practice to provide primary care services for patients,” adds Jo.