The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
- You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
- Read the advice about staying at home.
- Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
- Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
- Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
- Use the 111 coronavirus service
IMPORTANT - IF YOU ARE SYMPTOMATIC AND ARE ASKED TO ATTEND THE PRACTICE FOR AN APPOINTMENT - YOU WILL BE ASKED TO USE A SEPARATE ENTRANCE - B at the side of the building - please ask if you are unsure.
Please note that the most recent Government guidance is advising patients that have been notified as high risk to shield until 30th June 2020, subject to further review.
Letter to Parents - Children returning to School - May 2020
Phase 4 information for
GP practices - NHS Digital
ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING - Next stage EPS4 Poster March 2020(EPS4)
We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from [go live date]
Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.
You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.
Read more about EPS on the NHS website.
Extended Access to Appointments PLEASE NOTE - THERE IS NO EXTENDED ACCESS CURRENTLY DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS - WE WILL INFORM YOU WHEN THIS IS AVAILABLE AGAIN ACROSS ALL PRACTICES
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. NOTE THIS SERVICE IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE DURING THE COVID19 PANDEMIC
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 - These appointments are for Routine - Non Emergency issues.
Due to the increased number of prescriptions we have 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 !
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