Portland Street GP sets up drop-in session for Eastern European patients

A Lincoln GP surgery is to hold a special event aimed at engaging with its Eastern European patients.

Portland Medical Practice, previously named City Medical Practice, is encouraging people to drop-in on March 15 to discuss any issues they may have and learn more about the local health service.

The surgery serves around 9,000 residents, many of whom are Eastern European.

The ‘Your Health’ event, organised by the practice, City of Lincoln Council and Lincolnshire Polish Society is also open to other patients.

Caroline Collins, practice manager at the Portland Street-based site, said: “This kind of event brings people together.

“Clinics can become extremely busy places and so there is limited time to actually sit down and have an informal chat.

“This is an important day as we look to engage better with patients who are used to different systems in other European countries.

“Their trust in the service we provide isn’t great, but this is a chance to improve that and improve healthcare overall.”

The event will be held at the practice and will run between 1-3pm.

Light refreshments and activities for both adults and children to take part in will be provided.