Welcome to Abridge Surgery
It is important for all eligible patients to have their flu vaccination and for this reason we have already ordered and bought them. It is therefore important that you attend the surgery to have your vaccination.
We are planning our flu clinics to commence in September and will let you know in due course the exact dates that flu clinics will be available.
Patients aged 50-64 will be contacted directly by NHS to invite you for an appointment, including information about where to go to have the vaccine. This will happen after the usual 65+ flu programme begins.
See www.gov.uk for further information.
Routine blood tests for St Margaret’s and PAH must be booked using their booking system either by telephone or email. Monday-Friday 8.30-4.30 you can contact the team on 01279-827-163
To book an appointment you can also email email@example.com
You will be contacted within 1-2 working days with your appointment day and time.
As our surgery door remains closed during this time, please respect our staff and do not bang on the front door. The staff will have seen you and ask that you telephone the surgery either when you arrive for an appointment or if you wish to speak to a member of our team. Please be patient - as you can imagine, the phones are constantly busy and we will of course endeavour to answer your call as soon as is possible.
Please do not ask our staff to carry out any surgery-related issues out of surgery time or out of their working environment. Some of our staff do live in the village and we would ask you to respect their private time whilst they are not at work.
Thank you again to our patients for your many words of support during this time. It is very comforting and they are very much appreciated by our staff.
Important Patient Information: Non-Covid emergencies
- Please don’t ignore medical emergencies.
- The surgery is still open for telephone and video consultations with both the GPs and nurse.
- Any patients with chronic diseases, contact the surgery to book an appointment
- We are still giving baby and children’s immunisations – contact the surgery to book an appointment
Important Patient Information
- We will now be triaging all appointments when you call to make an appointment.
- Please do not come into the surgery to post your repeat prescription.
- Please use the box outside the surgery (which is emptied regularly).
- We will not now be printing prescriptions at the surgery.
- If you do not already have a nominated pharmacy please telephone the surgery to arrange this.
If you are needing a self isolation note for your employer please click here to download a letter you can complete.
Thanks to the grand fundraising efforts of our PPG the new Railex filing system has been now fitted and filled
The baby changing unit is also in place ready for use when the surgery opens.
The spirometer and ECG machines are being used and the hydraulic patient couch is now operational.
We look forward to working with our PPG again when the surgery re-opens to continue our fundraising efforts to help our community in the surgery.
Thank you to our patients for your many words of support during this time. It is very comforting and they are very much appreciated by our staff.
Abridge Surgery Team
Data Protection Act - Patient Information
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ABRIDGE SURGERY HOSPITAL DISCHARGE AND OUTPATIENT PRESCRIPTIONS
Please be aware that the Surgery will no longer be fulfilling any hospital discharge or outpatient prescriptions in accordance with West Essex CCG requirements.
Any prescriptions that have been given to you upon hospital discharge or from outpatients must be fulfilled by the discharging hospital and NOT Abridge Surgery.
Unfortunately if you present your hospital discharge prescription at the Surgery you will be asked to return to the hospital to collect your medication.
Thank you in advance for your understanding
Abridge Surgery & West Essex CCG
In accordance with NHS England guidance, our patient referrals may be discussed with colleagues and West Essex CCG representatives.
Dr Douglas Colvin & Dr Ben Isinkaye
How To Contact Us
37 Ongar Road
Tel: 01992 812961
Out of Hours
Click here for the information on who to contact when the surgery is closed.
The surgery is accessible by wheelchair and has disabled toilet facilities.
If you have a query with you prescription after we have electronically sent this to your nominated pharmacy, you must speak with them about it.
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If you are not sure what you should do when you are feeling unwell, use the NHS website to see available local services, get advice or find the best treatment for your symptoms.
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Information from the Care Quality Commission
Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.
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