IMPORTANT COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION
Following new advice from the UK Chief Medical Officers we are writing to inform you that we need to reschedule your second coronavirus vaccination appointment.
Our Doctors are fully in agreement that prioritising the first doses of vaccine for as many people as possible on the priority list will protect the greatest number of at risk people overall in the shortest possible time. This means we will need to reschedule second doses appointments already booked. If you had a second dose appointment you will shortly receive a text message or phone call informing you of the cancellation.
You do not need to call us. We will call you in due course to reschedule your second vaccine appointment.
While you will need two doses of the vaccine to get the best long-term protection from the virus, you will still have significant protection at 22 days after you received the first dose.
Please be reassured that there are no safety concerns in the new guidance, and it will not impact on how effective the vaccination is in protecting you from Covid-19 once the course is complete.
It is important to note that even when you have received your vaccine, you must follow government guidance on social distancing and wearing a mask, as well as the additional measures in place in your area.
We apologise for any inconvenience, and look forward to seeing you for your second vaccine dose at the right time. For more information on the vaccine, please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
Abbey Road Surgery is now trialling Doctorlink and we would like to invite you to join!
We have been looking at how we can improve access to Practice services; DoctorLink is a new online service where you can:
- Access advice and use a symptom checker developed with doctors to help direct you to the most appropriate person to deliver your care
- Book appointments online
- Request Repeat Prescriptions
- Request Fit/Sick Notes
Sign-up is simple and you can create an account HERE. This can be on your PC or smartphone
For all urgent appointments, we ask that you undertake a symptom assessment through DoctorLink
The symptom assessment will ask you a number of questions to help to identify your problem.
The outcome of your assessment will direct you to the right treatment, whether emergency care, your GP, nurse or self-care.
If your outcome indicates that an appointment is required at your GP practice, you simply click on the “request an appointment” button
Once the request has been submitted, you will then be contacted by the Practice Team, to arrange an appointment within the identified timeframe (as outlined in the outcome of your symptom checker)
The information you provide will be shared with our clinical team (where appropriate) and will assist in providing robust information of your problem to the required clinical team member prior to your appointment
As this is a trial we welcome any feedback from patients about their experience using Doctorlink
Welcome to Abbey Road Surgery
With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of health care professionals and staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
GP and Nurse appts are available at evenings, weekends, and Bank Holidays:
These are available via Cumbria Health on Call. To book an appointment, speak to your GP practice or call 03000 247 247.
Furness General Hospital
Monday to Thursday
6.30pm to 10.00pm GP and Health Care Assistant appointments
Saturday and Sunday
9.00am to 1.30pm Health Care Assistant appointments
9.00am to 1.30pm OR 1.30pm to 6.00pm GP appointments
9.00am to 3.00pm Practice Nurse appointments
(Site updated 04/01/2021)