Practice News

25th Jun

Junior Doctor Strikes

Further strike action by junior doctors is taking place from 7am on 27 June until 7am on 2 July 2024.
You will be contacted by secondary care if your appointment needs to be changed, please continue to come forward for the care you need.
25th Jun

Did you know?

In the last 5 years GP practices have lost funding worth £660 million. 

We're not allowed to use the poor funding we have to recruit more GPs or more practice nurses. 

Compared to ten years ago:

  • 1,000 surgeries have closed.
  • Over 10,000 GPs have retired or left the NHS.
  • These GPs have not been replaced.

This is why you struggle to see your GP. 

General Practice is being broken. 

We know you deserve better than this.

GPs Are On Your Side.

10th Jun

Increase of E. Coli

There has been an increase in E. coli cases across the UK in recent weeks which can cause diarrhoea and vomiting.
Find out what to do if you have symptoms and when to seek medical advice if you need it
NHS 111
5th Jun

Mental Health Crisis

If you find yourself in a mental health crisis, it can be difficult to know what to do.
Just call 111 and select the mental health option for urgent mental health support.
5th Jun

Bowel Cancer Screening

Last year, one third of eligible people who received a screening kit did not complete it.
If you get a bowel cancer screening kit in the post, use it.
Cervical screening
5th Jun

Cervical Screening

If you missed your last Cervical Screening, please book an appointment with the practice nurse. 
For more information visit
Lost or stolen medication
4th Jun

Lost or Stolen Controlled Medications

You play an important role in keeping your medicines safe and out of the hands of those who should not have them. This can be done by locking your medicines away. 

The surgery WILL NOT replace any lost or stolen controlled medication.

It is your responsibility to take care of your medication.

4th Jun


Millions of people are using the NHS App to manage their health the easy way. Are you? 

Find out how you can use the NHS App to order your repeat prescriptions, quickly and easily by using the link below.

3rd Jun

NHSNLaG - Digital Appointment Letter

If you receive a text from ‘NHSNLaG’, it’s a digital appointment letter from Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Foundation Trust.
Don’t worry, if you don’t have a smartphone or don’t want to receive your letter digitally, you can still continue to receive a printed copy in the post.
3rd Jun

Changes to Surgery Opening

To ensure all patients have equal access to appointments, we now open the doors of the surgery at 08:30am every morning. 

The telephone lines will be open and answered from 08:00am, and you are advised to use the telephone for all your appointment needs. 

Thank you

Ancora Medical Practice

30th May

Podiatry Self-Referral

This self-referral route allows patients to access Podiatry Services quickly, without needing to see a GP or health professional first. This service is for people aged 16 years of age and over with podiatry problems and registered with a local GP practice.

If you don’t want to self-refer (e.g. owing to communication difficulties), or are under the age of 16, you can contact the surgery directly to speak to a GP to discuss this. 

Please use the link below to if you feel you require a self-referral or information about whether you are suitable to self refer.

29th May

Practice News


New General Practitioners

We are happy to announce that Dr Anam Abrar joined Ancora Medical Practice in April 2024, please help us to welcome her to the practice.

Dr Amrou Abdelnaby who has been with us since August 2023 training as a General Practitioner, has recently qualified and we are excited that he will be joining the Ancora team in August 2024. Congratulations to Dr A Abdelnaby and welcome!


This is advance notice that two of our long-serving Ancora General Practitioners will be retiring at the end of September - Dr James Taylor and Dr Tehmina Mubarika. We know they will be missed by many of you, but am sure you will join us in wish them a long, healthy and happy retirement. 

Sexual health
29th May

Sexual Health

We have a new Sexual health service in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) is the new provider of sexual health services in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, effective from 1 April 2024.
Significant work has taken place to ensure the service handover from Virgin Care to LCHS runs smoothly.
They hold a clinic at the Ironstone centre on the following days,
9am - 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Friday
9am - 8pm Wednesday & Thursday
9am - 1pm Saturday
You can access their full range of sexual health services, including online screening and it will be prioritised according to urgency and vulnerability.
For further information, please visit their website
Pharmacy First
12th Apr

Pharmacy First

If you have any of the following seven problems and are within the age ranges stated, please use the Pharmacy First service. You can contact the surgery for further information regarding Pharmacy First.
Earache - 1 to 17 years
Infected insect bites - 1 year and over
Shingles - 18 years and over
Sinusitis - 12 years and over
Sore throat - 5 years and over
Impetigo - 1 year and over
Uncomplicated urinary tract infections - 16 to 64 years
25th Jan

Measle Cases Are On The Rise

Measles is more than just a rash and can lead to serious complications including meningitis and blindness, particularly in babies and young children. In fact, 1 in 5 children with measles need hospital treatment.

Cases are on the rise and the disease is highly infectious.

The best way to protect your children from this serious and preventable disease is to keep their vaccinations up to date. The Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine is safe and has been used since the early 1980s.

All children should receive their two doses on time at 12 months and again at 3 years and 4 months.

Check your child’s red book and make contact with your practice to catch up on any missing vaccinations.

18th Jan

Are you ready to quit smoking?

12th Jan

Scunthorpe Blood Tests

28th Dec 2023

Patient Participation Group

cervical screening
22nd Dec 2023

Let's Talk Cervical Screening

social prescribing
24th Feb 2023

North Lincs Social Prescribing Service