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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…..

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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.

 

 

 

Prescription Line

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 !

Repeat Prescriptions

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:

  • In Person - drop the repeat slip in the red box provided at reception with the required items clearly marked.
  • By Post - send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • By Telephone - call 01522 530334 and press option 2 
  • Online - please return to the homepage and click on link - ACCESS ALL AREASRepeat Prescriptions - this will connect you to the clinical system.

 

You can also arrange for you local chemist to order repeat medication on your behalf, cutting out the need to contact the surgery each time.      Some chemists also provide a delivery service for the elderly and housebound.

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Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

48_hoursPlease allow at least 48 hours from receipt of order for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.    Collection time at the surgery is after 16:00 - see table below for details.

Prescriptions received                        Prescriptions available to collect

                            before 3pm                                       after 4pm

                           Weekend & Monday                                            Wednesday  

                                 Tuesday                                                      Thursday

                               Wednesday                                                      Friday

                                 Thursday                                                       Monday

                                   Friday                                                          Tuesday

                                             

                           

 
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