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Coronavirus 


(For more coronavirus updates please see the COVID-19 page on the right hand side) 


Coronavirus - Please do not come into the surgery without contacting us first. Irrespective of travel history or contact with covid-19, anyone with a new persistent cough and/or fever should self-isolate for 7 days, and do not need to call 111 or any other healthcare provider. If the symptoms worsen or you feel that you may need medical care, you should contact 111. The nhs 111 website is https://111.nhs.uk/ . If you wish to book an appointment call the surgery. Thank you, Abbey Medical Practice


BEWARE OF SCAMMERS


There is heightened coverage regarding the recent Coronavirus outbreak around the world, which is now severely impacting on the UK and the NHS in particular. 


Unfortunately, fraudsters are using these circumstances to take advantage of public fear and concern and we have been made aware that some patients within Worcestershire are receiving phone calls, texts and letters from fraudsters.  These fraudsters will try to obtain your personal details and in particular your NHS number.


Scammers are sophisticated, opportunistic and will try many different ways to get the information they want. They often target vulnerable people and can appear very plausible.


 If you are contacted by someone you do not know and you are suspicious, then:



  1.        Do NOT give or confirm any personal details over the phone – be cautious.

  2.        Try to get the name of the person calling, which organisation they work for and their phone number.

  3.        Hang up.

  4.        Ring the Practice to see if we know the person who called you and whether or not we think the call was genuine.



National Healthy Start Scheme.





Worcestershire County Council are working to increase the local sign up to the National Healthy Start Scheme.



 



Currently only 56% of eligible families in Worcestershire are signing up to claim their healthy start vouchers for free healthy food and vitamins. We are working to better understand why sign up is low, what barriers are preventing access to the scheme and hope to identify how we can support families to access this great resource.



 



As part of this work they have created a survey, directed at the public to understand their thoughts, knowledge and experiences related to Healthy Start.



 



People can access this survey by clicking here 





Becoming a Dementia Friendly Practice


Abbey Medical Practice has  signed up to Evesham dementia action alliance to become recognised as a ‘Dementia Friendly Practice’.


To support this aim, Abbey Medical Practice is committing to an Action Plan that will make our Practice more accessible, as well as raising awareness of dementia and the range of support that is available locally.


 


New Worcestershire Prescribing Policys


Worcestershire CCGs no longer support the prescribing of certain medications including over the counter medicines (for example paracetamol and ibuprofen), gluten-free products, baby milk and specialist infant formula and oral nutritional supplements. 


For more information on all of these prescriptions please click below:


http://www.worcestershire.nhs.uk/prescribing/


Baby milks


Oral Nutrition Supplements


Gluten-Free Foods


Over the counter



Extended Hours Surgery


A new extended hours surgery based at Evesham Community Hospital is now available to patients registered with Evesham, Breadon, Broadway and Inkberrow surgeries 


Appointments are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, 18.30 to 21.00 and Saturday mornings, 09.00 -13.00


Please speak to one of our reception team to make an appointment on 01386 761111.




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