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
All requests for GP appointments will be triaged until further notice.
Please give the receptionist as many details as possible about your symptoms and a GP will call you back.
The receptionists are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the clinical team and they are only asking you for the information to help you and the doctors.
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.
FLU VACCINATIONS ARE HERE .....please make an appointment
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 - 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