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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.

 

 

 

Latest News

Flu Vaccines for 50-64 year olds

                                                  (not clinically at Risk)

 20th November 2020

 

It was announced today that the new cohort of patients aged 50 – 64 year old will be vaccinated with the flu vaccine from the 1st December onwards.

We are ordering more supplies of the vaccine and we will put an update on the Practice Website when this stock arrives.

Please do not contact the surgery to book an appointment until we announce further information

Thanks for your understanding at the present time

 

  

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.

 

 

  

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ADVICE

Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has either a high temperature or a new, continuous cough or loss/change to sense of smell or taste

Check the NHS website if you have symptoms »

 HOSPITAL OUT PATIENT APPOINTMENTS 

What to do if your condition has deteriorated, and you are waiting for a hospital appointment about this.

Unfortunately, due to COVID, hospital waiting times for procedures and appointments have increased.

If you are waiting for a procedure or appointment at the hospital please do not contact the surgery about this, as we do not have access to the hospital appointment or waiting list system.

If your condition has worsened please contact the outpatient department to enquire when your appointment will be. The details of the outpatient department should be on any correspondence that you have received from the hospital.

If you feel that your symptoms are more severe and that the appointment time is too long, then please contact the specialist’s secretary to and ask the specialist secretary to request that the specialist review your referral in light of your new symptoms.  The number and email for the specialist secretary should be on the correspondence which you have received from them.

If you are unable to contact outpatients or the specialist secretary then please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

PALS Lincoln                01522 707071

PALS Boston               01205 446243

PALS Grantham           01476 464861

ULHT PALS email        pals@ulh.nhs.uk

PALS  NLAG                 03033 306518

NLAG PALS email        nlg-tr.pals@nhs.net

NWAFT PALS               01733 673405

NWAFT PALS email     nwangliaft.pals@nhs.net

 

If you are concerned that your new symptoms may not be related to your original condition then you should let us know, and we can assess, advise, and manage your new condition.

 

Seasonal Flu 2020 to 2021 Information for Patients

COVID-19 at risk Patients data collection

NHS Digital is collecting personal data from General Practices through this collection, General Practices have a legal duty to be transparent and to provide patients with transparency information under GDPR about the data they are sharing with NHS Digital.   Please click on the following link for further information.

COVID-19 response transparency notice

 

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