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Extended Access to Appointments 

The IMP Federation (of which Abbey Medical Practice is a part of) is pleased to be able to offer patients access to routine GP appointments at evenings and weekends.     The new service is part of an extended access service which has been commissioned by NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group.

The appointments will also be available on bank holidays and across the Easter, Christmas and New Year periods.

Extended hours appointments are for pre-bookable non-urgent appointments.

For urgent matters at evenings and weekends, patients will continue to access the GP Out of Hours Services at Lincoln County Hospital via NHS 111 or the Minor Injuries Unit at John Coupland Hospital.

 

PLEASE NOTE   -  If a patient wishes to attend an extended hours appointment, they will need to travel to another local GP practice or a central GP practice hub and will not see their own GP.

Ultimately, this is about allowing a patient to see a GP or practice nurse at a time that is convenient to them.

 

To arrange an appointment or for more information on when and where appointments are available, speak to a member of the Reception Team or call the practice on 01522 530334

New Prescription Line

Due to the increased number of prescriptions we are trialling a 24 hour repeat prescription line.   

This can be accessed the same way as before - dial the normal practice number and Option 2 for prescriptions.   You will automatically be transferred to the answer machine.   Please leave a message stating your NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, address and telephone number followed by the NAME OF THE MEDICATION you require.    Please speak clearly and spell anything unusual.   If we cannot hear the message we cannot generate your prescription !

Use of Arboretum Premises 

We are now able to use some of the rooms at the Arboretum Practice - which is only across the road from us.    Please check which building your appointment is in.  

GREAT NEWS -     We have received our CQC report after the Inspection on 31st May and have been graded as GOOD

click here for full report  https://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/new_reports/AAAF3796.pdf

New Health Visiting Website

Lincolnshire Health Visiting Service

A new website has been launched by Lincolnshire Community Health Services which gives information to parents and carers.   Click on the link above.

Staff Training Days - To enable our doctors and staff to be kept up to date - the surgery is closed in the afternoon on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.   See List below 

Bank Holiday Closings - The surgery will be closed for the Bank Holidays - see dates below 

Latest News

ONLINE APPOINTMENTS  - Please Note - we currently only book DOCTOR appointments online - if you need a nursing appointment - please call the surgery direct.

For Information only - All practices are required by the Government and under the terms of our latest GP contracts to allocate all patients a Named Accountable GP.  The practice has a record of this and if you wish to know the name of your Accountable GP, please ask at reception.  This does not affect you in any way and you can still see any member of the practice team. 

NEW - we are now offering some online appointments - please log in for details.

Triage & Minor illness Clinics - we are now offering appointments for triage & minor illness with Lisa - Our Clinical Nurse Lead.

If you have any of the following - you can make an appointment with Lisa.

Asthma and COPD with more cough/wheeze than usual.

Chest infections

Ear pain or discharge

Sore throats, coughs and colds (more than a few days)

Suspected bladder infections (over 5s only)

Vaginal discharge symptoms

Leg Ulcers

Skin and wound infection

Animal bites

Conjunctivitis

 

If patients need prescriptions or request advice on the following :

 

Asthma                                                    Inhalers, medications inc antihistamines

COPD                                                      Queries and medications

Smoking Cessation                                    Advice and medications

Paracetamol etc ( request eg Calpol !)               for children

Travel                                                       Advice & anti malarial

Dressings                                                 If prescriptions needed

Skin problems                                         Medications or compression hosiery

      Contraception                                        Implants & pills – prescribing

IMPORTANT  - Flu Vaccinations -  please ask at Reception

 

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