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Welcome to The Abingdon Surgery

The Abingdon Surgery is an established doctors surgery based in Abingdon. We employ over 30 practice staff. All patients are allocated a named GP.

Over the next five years, we will seek to continue to react well to demands that are placed upon us and will continue the very successful policy of personal lists, but will also seek to develop into a proactively changing organisation that encourages innovation and change in all aspects of patient care. With a particular emphasis on ensuring the best possible care for the elderly, those with multiple medical problems, and those who are particularly vulnerable.

NHS App

The NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet — including prescriptions and appointments. You can also access NHS App services from the browser on your desktop or laptop computer.

NHS App displayed on mobile phone

Know who to turn to for your healthcare

We want to help you get the right medical assistance when you’re ill, injured or have a long term condition. Going directly to the person with the appropriate skills is important. This can help you to a speedier recovery and makes sure all NHS services are run efficiently.

Pharmacist

When you need healthcare advice or help with medicines

Optician

Sudden loss of vision. Blurred vision. Painful or red eyes?

Dentist

When your mouth or teeth need urgent attention

NHS Out-of-hours

When your GP and local pharmacy are closed

Minor injury

You will usually need a GP referral, except in an emergency.

Accident & Emergency

When an illness or injury is serious or life-threatening

Alert

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CHANGES TO THE WAY REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS ARE REQUESTED – ACTION MAY BE REQUIRED

Concerns have been raised by patients and staff regarding over-ordering of medication. This has obvious potential clinical safety issues for us. In addition, it leads to medicines being wasted which is not only very costly for the NHS, but also has a negative impact on our environment.

Our concerns and process changes have been discussed and agreed with local pharmacies.

From the 1st September 2022, The Abingdon Surgery will no longer accept prescription requests directly from pharmacies. The practice prescription telephone line will also be discontinued. Patients will be expected to request their own medication using one of the following two options:

  1. Online via Patient Access (preferred option) – please click here for information for how to set this up- Register for Online Services – The Abingdon Surgery
  2. Hand in the green request slip (right hand side of the prescription) or fill in the official Abingdon Surgery repeat prescription request form which would need to be dropped off at the surgery. Some pharmacies have agreed to continue to drop these off to us on behalf of their patients. Please contact your pharmacy to find out if this applies to you.

Pharmacies have kindly agreed to continue ordering for patients who have their medication made up into pre-packed trays (Dossett boxes) and so these changes do not apply to you. We recognise that some particularly vulnerable or frail patients may need the support of the community pharmacy to order their medication on their behalf. Please contact your local pharmacy if you feel this applies to you.

Please note that the dispensing of medication and delivery arrangements is unaffected by this change and you can continue to receive/collect your medication as you have done in the past.

If you have any questions about the above changes then please contact your local pharmacy in the first instance to understand what options are available to you.

New Registration Suspension Notice

We have taken the proactive step to temporarily stop accepting new patients. This decision has not been made lightly, and is to maintain patient and staff safety.

At present, the Abingdon Surgery has introduced a temporary suspension to new patient registrations. This applies to all patients except for new babies of registered Mothers.

We are a highly rated practice and our patient numbers have risen considerably over recent years; they continue to rise each week. We have concluded that this continued growth is unsustainable and that we need to protect the existing quality of patient services until we can complete the latest round of recruitment of additional GPs and re-configure our clinical accommodation.

We hope this temporary suspension will be short term and last no more than three months. We will continue to keep our patients, our Patient Participation Group (PPG) and other local stakeholders aware of developments. We would like to reassure our registered patients that we are open for all usual services.

You can find contact details for all GP services in Oxfordshire on the NHS website. If you are not registered with a GP practice you can find an alternative GP practice using this postcode checker at the following web address. https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-GPThank you for your understanding.

Antenatal Appointments:

We are no longer able to facilitate antenatal appointments here at The Abingdon Surgery. We are following guidance from the NMC whereby all antenatal care is midwifery led. All appointments will be held at the Wantage MLU. If you already have an appointment booked this will be honoured, up to the 15th July. To make an antenatal appointment or if you are newly pregnant and need to get started with antenatal care please call 01865 904832.

Please call the midwife as soon as you find out you are pregnant, the midwifery team like to see you around 8 weeks.

COVID Booster Vaccine: 

The Abingdon Surgery has now concluding it’s COVID-19 Spring Booster Vaccination Programme. We have successfully vaccinated the majority of our Clinically Extremely Vulnerable patients, over 75’s and care home residents. If you have not been vaccinated with us within this phase please use either the NHS national booking service or by calling 119 to arrange an appointment at an external site if eligible.

Please do not visit the surgery or arrange a GP face-to-face appointment if you have COVID-19 symptoms or a new fever

Public Health England (PHE) has clarified that its Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) guidance has now changed, we are no longer requiring patients to wear a mask in the surgery. However, some clinicians may ask you put on a mask for the consultation. If you are entering the surgery with a respiratory issue or a raised temperature please wear a mask

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status. For more information please visit gov.uk/demonstrating-your-vaccine-status

Download the NHS COVID 19 app

For further information go to nhs.uk/coronavirus or gov.uk/coronavirus.

Face to face Appointments

Directly bookable face-to-face appointments with the GP can be booked without the need of speaking to a GP first, by calling or visiting reception, for the following issues:

Postnatal checks     Abdominal / Pelvic pain
Joint Pain / Joint injections           Ear / Eye symptoms
Skin issues (if unable to send photo)    Concern regarding elderly relative 
Lumps