Covid Booster Update

Following the government’s announcement on Sunday 12th December that everyone over 18 is to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by the 31st December, we have been instructed to redeploy our GPs and ancillary teams to our vaccination centre at Stoneleigh in order to achieve this ambition.

This means that for the remainder of December we are only able to provide urgent care at our Practices whilst our teams continue to vaccinate our patients and protect our communities.

We will still be open to our patients and do not want you to delay being treated if you feel you need urgent assistance. Our clinicians are best placed to inform you if your symptoms or needs are urgent and need treating or can be delayed until the New Year when hopefully the national focus will revert to business as usual.

Cervical screenings (smear tests) that are due, dressings, and children’s immunisations will continue as normal during December. Please do call if you need to book in for these appointments.

We understand that these continue to be unprecedented times for both patients and staff but, as we have seen in recent years, we will rise to this enormous challenge together and protect our communities from this terrible virus.

It is imperative that you and your family are protected from Covid and flu this winter so please do book your vaccination as soon as possible by calling 119 or going online www.nhs.uk

Thank you for your ongoing support in these challenging times.

From all at Abbey Medical Centre