About The Bourne Galletly Practice
We are a five partner training practice situated in the market town of Bourne in semi-rural South Lincolnshire.
9 GPs work together making a total of 7.25 whole time equivalent doctors. We have a full complement of Practice staff including a strong practice nursing team led by our Advanced Nurse Practitioner, dispensary, and phlebotomy teams backed by a management team of reception, typing, audit, and finance staff all led by our Business Partner. We offer a full range of general medical services including maternity, child health, vaccination, contraception, chronic disease management, warfarin, and disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug monitoring. Our treatment room services include travel vaccination services in addition to child vaccinations. Leg ulcer management, minor injuries and acute illness advice is also offered by our clinicians.
We can take blood on-site and also perform ECGs, spirometry, and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring when requested by our doctors.
We undertake in house ultrasound diagnostics, physiotherapy, and Primary Care based minor surgery. Additionally, we have a state of the art level 3 operating theatre and offer day surgery procedures within the Practice. These operations are conducted by Consultant surgeons.
Our private services include LGV, adoption, pre-employment and insurance medicals, insurance, and various private reports for patients where needed. A full list of charges is available; please speak to our secretaries for more information.
We train doctors to become General Medical Practitioners and are part of the East Midlands Deanery. Our trainers are Dr. Paul Cregor and Dr. Rebecca Mitchell. We also train Medical Students from the University of Cambridge and Practice Nurses via the University of Lincoln.
Boundaries For Registration
The Practice has grown steadily over the years and we now have 12,500 patients registered. We provide a fully comprehensive medical service to our patients which includes visiting their homes when medically indicated. It is, therefore, necessary for us to register patients in an area with which we are able to administer emergency care with safety. Our Practice area has a radius of approximately 5.5 miles from the centre of Bourne. The Practice is situated 300 yards from the bus station and we will try to fit appointments to suit bus services from surrounding villages if you have no alternative transport. The boundaries for registering patient’s boundaries for registering patients are indicated on the map on the right.
The original house was extended to provide extensive and modern medical treatment areas. The old part of the house is used exclusively by the administrative and clerical staff and also provides office accommodation for the District Nurses and Health Visitors attached to the Practice. Our extension is single storey therefore there are no stairs or lifts and we are able to offer easy and wide access for the elderly and disabled patients and to parents using pushchairs and prams. The new extension also boasts a large waiting room with plenty of seating for patients and a separate children’s play area.
There is also a purpose-built toilet for the disabled and baby changing facilities. We have seven well equipped consulting rooms and a suite of treatment rooms which include a general nurses treatment room, a phlebotomist’s room, and a minor operations room. The Practice Dispensary is located centrally in the patient area. Our dispensary waiting room is opposite to allow patients to wait in comfort whilst their medication is dispensed. The Alistair Suite (named after our founder) is at the end of the doctors’ corridor and is used by Physiotherapists and the Health Visitors for baby clinics.
There are two car parks at the Surgery. One is exclusively for doctors and staff use. Our patient car park has 3 disabled bays and patients are usually able to park with ease, having a further 22 parking spaces.
The Galletly Practice was named after its founding GPs, Dr John Galletly and his son Alistair. The Galletly’s house was also the Doctor’s surgery from the early 1900s until the early 1970s.
For the following 20 years, the Practice was based at the Health Centre on St. Gilbert’s Road, but in 1996 the Practice “returned home” with the purchase and development of the original Doctor’s house at 40 North Road. A large extension was built to the rear of the house to accommodate all of the rooms for patient care on the ground floor for easy access. The Doctor’s house was refurbished to provide room for the administration and clerical staff needed to support the Practice.
In 2010 the clinical areas were extended to provide extra Doctor consulting rooms and a new waiting room. Ample car parking spaces were also added.
There are 11 consulting rooms for Doctors and Nurses, a suite of treatment rooms and a facility for minor operations to be performed. The Dispensary is also located in the patient area for easy collection of prescription medication.
Disabled Patient Facilities
Disabled patient facilities are also available at this practice. Parking near to the entrance, ramp, automatic opening doors, and disabled toilets.
Opening Hours (Mon-Fri):
Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 6.00pm &
6.30pm - 6.30pm (pre booked appointments only)
Saturday: 9.00 - 12noon (pre booked appointments only)
Reception: 8.15am - 6.00pm
8.00am - 6.30pm
8.30am - 6.00pm
Phlebotomy (Blood Tests):
8.40am - 11.40am (transport of specimens to the lab limits the service times)
40 North Road, Bourne, PE10 9BT
40 North Road,
Bourne, PE10 9BT