As of 22/11/2016 the Malthouse Surgery are experiencing a loss of telephone lines - we are working with our partner agencies to ensure this is rectified as soon as possible.
Seasonal FLU vaccinations 2016
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
- are 65 years of age or over
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- receive a carer's allowance, and you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- front-line health and social care worker. It is your employer's responsibility to arrange vaccination for you
The Malthouse Patient ‘Drop In’ clinics over 4 Saturdays have now finished. If you have not yet had your vaccination call in person or phone and ask for a convenient time for you to visit.
URGENT SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS
FROM 16 MAY ALL MEDICALLY URGENT SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS & HOME VISIT REQUESTS WILL REQUIRE TELEPHONE TRIAGE BY ONE OF OUR GPs
IF AN URGENT APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED, BY PROVIDING THE RECEPTIONIST WITH A CLEAR INDICATION OF YOUR HEALTH PROBLEM YOU CAN BE APPROPRIATELY PRIORITISED FOR A TELEPHONE CALL FROM OUR DUTY GP THE DUTY DOCTOR WILL TRIAGE YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS AND URGENCY, DECIDING WITH YOU APPROPRIATE TREATMENT GOING FORWARD
AS ALWAYS ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE OR VIA THE MALTHOUSE SURGERY RECEPTIONISTS BY PHONE OR AT THE RECEPTION DESK
MINOR AILMENTS – SELF CARE
IF ADULTS HAVE HAD SYMPTOMS FOR LESS THAN 24 HOURS, MINOR AILMENTS SUCH AS GASTRO PROBLEMS, SICKNESS, COMMON COLD, SORE THROAT, HEADACHE, FLU, CYSTITIS, HANGOVER, GRAZED KNEE ETC. ARE BEST DEALT WITH BY SELF CARE USING MEDICINES FROM THE PHARMACY
CHANGES TO THE E-CONSULTATION SERVICE FROM 1 OCT 2016
OUR REGISTERED PATIENTS CAN REQUEST TREATMENT AND ADVICE FROM OUR DOCTORS ONLINE. Prime Ministers Challenge Fund MONEY, WHICH HAS ALLOWED US TO OFFER & TRIAL AN E MAIL SERVICE OVER THE PAST YEAR, ENDS 30 SEP. THE TRIAL HAS PROVED TO BE SOMETHING PATIENTS LIKE AND ALTHOUGH WE WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO OFFER THE PREVIOUS GUARANTED 2 TO 24 HOUR TURNAROUND, WE HAVE BUILT E CONSULTATION SLOTS INTO EACH GP SESSION SO THE SERVICE WILL CONTINUE. HOWEVER, THEY ARE LIMITED AND DEPENDING ON DEMAND THE RESPONSE COULD BE LONGER THAN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. WHEN YOU SEND YOUR E MAIL, YOU WILL RECIEVE AN INITIAL REPLY INDICATING WHEN YOUR E MAIL WIL BE SEEN BY THE GP. TO CONSULT YOUR GP SEND AN E-MAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org AND GIVE AN INDICATION OF YOUR SPECIFIC CONDITION OR ASK FOR GENERAL ADVICE. ALSO USE THIS METHOD TO AVOID AN APPOINTMENT WHEN SEEKING, REFERRAL UPDATES, MEDICAL REPORTS.. REMEMBER YOU CAN ALSO SELF CARE USING COACH (my-coach.org.uk) AND REGISTER WITH US TO USE ONLINE SERVICES TO ORDER REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS, BOOK APPOINTMENTS AND VIEW YOUR MEDICAL RECORD.
If you feel unwell, unsure, confused or need help - Call NHS 111
NHS Minor Injury Unit, open 7 days
Abingdon MIU, Abingdon Hospital
Marcham Road. 10.00-22.30hrs