Welcome to Our Practice
Welcome to Abercromby Family Practice, we are committed to giving you the best possible service.
We offer a full range of general medical services to a population whose needs are varied.
Flu Campaign 2020/21
Flu vaccination will be available from the end of September 2020 and this year's campaign will need to be different to previous years in order to comply with covid-19 secure requirements. Some of the changes include:-
Appointments only, no walk ins.
Symptom check at point of making appointment and upon arrival.
One way in and one way out system.
Reduced number of patients in the building at one time.
Queuing may be required outside of the building.
Face coverings must be worn.
No other health discussions will be accommodated; vaccination only.
Please note that people in the 50-64 year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which are eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from flu, you will be invited earlier.
13th October 2020 - Blood Tests - Temporarily Unavailable Unless Clinically Urgent
Due to an issue with the laboratories and NHS supplies routine blood tests cannot currently be processed. If you have a phlebotomy appointment you will be contacted by Merseycare to cancel it. If you feel your requirement for a blood test is urgent please contact the practice to discuss further. Once the issue with the laboratories and NHS supplies is resolved the practice will contact you to arrange your blood tests again.
Covid 19 Information
Managing the outbreak.
NHS Walk-in Centres will continue to operate daily between 8am–8pm, with the exception of the city centre one on Hanover Street. However, people need to call first on 0300 100 1004 to arrange an appointment.
You can also visit www.111.nhs.uk, or call NHS 111 if you don’t have online access, 24 hours a day.
Anyone with coronavirus symptoms - a high temperature or a new, continuous cough, a loss of taste or smell– who needs medical advice, should use the dedicated NHS 111 coronavirus service online at: www.111.nhs.uk/COVID-19. You should only call NHS 111 for this if you can’t get help online, as their phone lines are very busy at this time.
If someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk, people should call 999 immediately, especially if they think that they or someone else is having a heart attack or stroke – every second counts with these conditions.
For more information, visit:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Covid-19/Coronavirus Precautions (up to date as at July 2020)
If you have a new, continuous cough and / a temperature or loss of taste or smell please stay at home, do not contact the practice, a pharmacy or a hospital unless your symptoms are serious. Visit NHS111 on line at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus Only telephone NHS111 if you cannot get help online or your need urgent advice. Ring 999 in a medical emergency.
WE HAVE SUSPENDED ALL NON-URGENT PHYSICAL ACCESS TO THE PRACTICE BUILDING. THE MAIN DOORS ARE LOCKED AND ACCESS IS CONTROLLED VIA AN INTERCOM SYSTEM.
DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE UNLESS SPECIFICALLY ASKED TO DO SO BY A DOCTOR OR NURSE FOLLOWING A TELEPHONE CALL
We remain fully operational by telephone. For medical advice please call us on 0151 295 3888, before 11:30am if possible, Monday to Friday. Reception staff will take your details and a Doctor or Nurse will call you back. If the Doctor or Nurse feel that a face to face appointment is needed an appointment will be arranged and you will be advised of how to gain access.
Order repeat prescriptions on-line. You can register for GP Services, including ordering repeat prescriptions, on the NHS app. Go to : https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/. Telephone Reception if you need help.
Nominate a pharmacy of your choice for your prescription to be sent electronically; do this via your chosen pharmacy or by telephoning reception.
Complete your paper repeat request and post it in the new collection box outside the front doors.
Only in exceptional circumstances, agreed with the practice in advance, will paper prescriptions be produced for collection in person. All other prescriptions MUST be sent electronically to your chosen pharmacy.
For the latest Coronavirus advice from Liverpool City Council and the local NHS go to www.facebook.com/COVIDLiverpool or http://twitter.com/COVIDLiverpool
We are pleased to announce that we now offer E Consultations with effect from 27/03/2020
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