A Lincolnshire GP surgery with branches in Heckington and Sleaford has been forced to cancel or defer several appointments due to 70% of its nursing team having to self-isolate.

Millview Medical Centre confirmed that a member of its nursing team recently tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating.

Three other staff, who had been in contact with that person, are also self-isolating as a precaution.

This means there will be a significant impact on appointments for two weeks as a lot are being cancelled from Monday, October 5.

This is in addition to one doctor and a nurse practitioner shielding, that the practice describes as “an ongoing situation with no imminent resolution”.

A spokesperson for Millview Medical Centre said: “We don’t believe any of our patients have been put at risk since our staff were wearing appropriate PPE during clinics, however, there will be a significant impact on appointments for the next two weeks.

“We will be prioritising all urgent appointments, such as those for Zoladex, Prostap, cervical smear, immunisations, chemotherapy bloods and dressings.

“We are contacting patients to rearrange appointments as required, but if you haven’t heard from us, please attend your appointment as planned.

“The flu clinics planned for Helpringham on Thursday and our Saturday in-house clinic are unaffected.

“We thank patients for their support and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused, please be assured we are taking all the possible steps to manage the situation appropriately.”

A 22-year-old man will appear in court after being charged with attempted murder for a stabbing in Heckington.

Christopher Thomspon, of Heckington Road in Great Hale was also charged with possession of a knife in a public place.

A man suffered serious injuries after being stabbed in the chest on Howell Road, Heckington on Monday, August 11.

The victim’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Thomspon has been remanded in custody and appeared before Lincoln Magistrates Court on Monday for a further hearing to be scheduled.

A man has suffered serious injuries after being stabbed in the chest in Heckington.

At 7.30pm on Monday, a 32-year-old man was stabbed on Howell Road in the village.

He suffered injuries to the chest and behind the ear and was taken to hospital for treatment.

His wounds are not believed to be life threatening.

A 22-year-old man who left the scene was arrested by officers 20 minutes after the attack. He remains in police custody.

Police are appealing for witnesses. If you think you can help, contact 101 and quote reference number 472 of August 11.

You can also email [email protected] and put incident reference 472 of August 11 in the subject box.

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