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COVID 19 VACCINE

ALL ELIGIBLE PATIENTS HAVE BEEN OFFERED A 2nd DOSE VACCINE, WHILE 16/17 YEAR OLDS HAVE BEEN OFFERED THEIR ONE DOSE.  12-15 YEAR OLDS WITH UNDERLYING HEALTH NEEDS HAVE ALSO BEEN OFFERED THEIR 1st VACCINE. 90% OF OUR OVER 50s HAVE HAD 2 JABS WITH UNDER 50s NOT FAR BEHIND

ALL ELIGIBLE MALTHOUSE SURGERY AND ABINGDON SURGERY PATIENTS OVER 16 OR 12-15 YEAR OLDS WITH UNDERLYING HEALTH NEEDS, HAVE HAD AN OFFER TO HAVE THEIR VACCINE ADMINISTERED AT THE CHARTER, WHERE WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE LOCAL COUNCIL WE HAVE EXPANDED THE MALTHOUSE SURGERY SITE.

BOOSTERS

WE ARE NOW EMBARKING ON PHASE 3 BOOSTERS, HOWEVER, THESE CANNOT BE ADMINSTERED UNTIL AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AFTER A 2nd DOSE VACCINATION. 

ELIGIBLE LEAFIELD CARE HOME PATIENTS RECEIVED THEIR BOOSTER ON 15TH SEPTEMBER, WHILE WE WILL START VACCINATING ELIGIBLE AGE 70 & OVER PATIENTS IN OCTOBER. WE WILL BE IN CONTACT WHEN PATIENTS MEET THE ELIGIBILITY STATUS FOR A BOOSTER VACCINE I.E. AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AFTER A 2ND DOSE 

IF THIS IS MORE CONVENIENT, WHEN YOU BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR A BOOSTER YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE AN INVITE FROM THE NHS TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT A MASS VACINATION SITE SUCH AS THE KASSAM.

Attached Staff

elderly_patient-with_nurseThe Surgery has a number of attached staff who offer additional clincs and services. They include:

Community Nurses

Community nurses are based at Abingdon Community Hospital providing advice and nursing care to people in their homes.

Messages may be left for them on 01235 205777 between 8.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday. There is also an answerphone that messages can be left on.

At weekends, they can be contacted through the out-of-hours service.

Health Visitors

Health visitors are community nurses working alongside GPs with a special focus on family health, child development and infant nutrition.

They run parentcraft and child health clinics and may also visit at home by appointment.They can be contacted on 01235 537167 between 9.00am and 4.30pm, weekdays only. The surgery actively supports breast-feeding and has strong links with the Baby Café which too offers this support.

Midwives

Midwives are attached to the surgery and based at Abingdon Hospital. They help with antenatal and postnatal care both in the surgery and in the patient’s home. Contact them on 01235 205732.

Counsellor

We have the services of a trained counsellor available to our patients on their doctor’s recommendation.

 
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