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IMP PRIMARY CARE NETWORK COVID VACCINATION PROGRAMME

We are pleased to finally be able to announce delivery of the Covid Vaccine which will allow Abbey Medical Practice to deliver this service to our patients, we apologise we have been unable to give this notice earlier, vaccine delivery dates come at very short notice.   We will commence on Saturday 16th January and due to the complexity of the vaccine, we need to deliver this as a group of practices working together from a vaccination base at the Lincolnshire Showground.   

NHS England have given us strict guidelines for cohorts and priority groups so…..

PLEASE DON’T CALL US – WE WILL CALL TO INVITE YOU

Practices are working really hard to both deliver this and continue primary care services so please be patient.   The first cohort is Care Homes, staff and patients over 80. 

Then working through the age groups 75 to 80, 70 to 75 etc.

However, even within those cohorts priority order depends on health needs also.

Imp healthcare practices are excited to be involved in this national programme and working very hard to get this up and running and protect our patients as soon as possible.     

Vaccine delivery dates are determined by NHS England and we have to work to their schedule so please understand this and be patient.

 

 

 

COVID 19

Our primary care vaccination centres have started to launch in Lincolnshire. This vaccine delivery model is currently prioritising the over 80 age group. There is a national phased approach to these centres. We are delighted that Lincolnshire featured in the first wave, and are looking forward to the rest of the county launching its centres in the coming days and weeks.

 

Local vaccination centres are not always a ‘like for like’ with practices, as they are delivered via ‘primary care networks’ across the county. This means that whilst not 100% of surgeries in the county will deliver vaccinations, 100% of the appropriate population registered with them will be able to access vaccinations by a joined up approach between neighbouring GPs.

 

We would like to remind patients that you do not need to do anything to book an appointment. As soon as a vaccination appointment is available to you, you will be contacted to organise this. Please do not call the surgery

New Patient Leaflet on Vaccine  Covid19 Vaccine Information Leaflet 

High Importance –COVID-19- Response to patient enquiries about availability of Covid-19 vaccine

Message from NHS England.          

This information can be used on your website and social media channels.

It isn’t yet certain when a Covid-19 vaccine will be ready, but we are working hard to ensure that when it is ready, we can offer it straightaway.    Members of the public will be contacted and invited to attend for vaccinations at this time.           

Please do not contact GP surgeries unless prompted to do so.”

 

  Information for Parents - New Information - Published December 2020

  Information for Parents on Coronavirus

Information for parents of young babies on Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

Due to the current coronavirus situation, we are now asking patients to use AskMyGP when they wish to book any appointments at the practice including nurse appointments so that we can screen the request fully. To ask for a nurse appointment please just raise the request in exactly the same way as you would for a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner appointment.

Downloadable Face Cover Exemption Card.

New Rules Poster - Covid19 - June 2020

Shielding Poster - Covid19 - June 2020

Access to NHS Dentistry - Patient Leaflet - Covid19 - May 2020

During Covid-19 we ask that patients do not come to the surgery unless invited to do so by the practice.     We are trying to protect vulnerable patients, and practice staff.               We have also reduced some of our services so that we can focus on managing patients with Covid-19.    We are still able to assess and advise patients remotely about any concerns that they have which are not Covid-19 related.     You can contact the surgery to get advice and assessment preferably online via AskMyGP or by telephone.    If a clinician thinks that you need to be seen they can arrange for an appropriate appointment or perform a video consultation.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM NHS ENGLAND - Seasonal Flu

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.



 
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