Newsletter – November 2016

NEWS – November 2016
We are extremely proud to have been selected by the National Association of Primary Care as a top three national
finalist in the category of Innovative Pathways.
We are also very proud to have been shortlisted for The General Practice Awards 2016 for Clinical Team of the
Year – Long Term Conditions category.
This is in recognition of the additional work which the Practice, with the valued support of our Patient
Participation Group, has undertaken to try and improve the care and support locally for patients with Dementia
and for Carers.
The work has included developing roles for a Dementia Lead and Carer Champion at the Practice, tailored Carer
and Dementia packs, Carers Corner in the waiting room, Dementia/Carer events, Dementia Friends training for
staff and community. We have liaised with local support agencies including Crowland 55+ Group to gain
information of local resources to support our patients and carers. We have also worked closely with Lincolnshire
Carers and Young Carers Partnership to develop the Lincolnshire Carers Quality Award. Abbeyview Surgery
being the first business of any kind in Lincolnshire to receive the award.
Overall winners will be announced on 19 October (NAPC) and 24 November (General Practice Awards).
Vaccination against influenza is advised and free at the Surgery for all patients aged 65 and over or in an ‘at risk’
group. (At risk groups include respiratory diseases, heart, kidney or liver problems, Diabetes, pregnant,
immunocompromised or are looking after someone as a Carer.)
Please contact the Surgery for an appointment if you would like to receive your influenza vaccination.
If you were aged 70, 71, 72, 73, 78 or 79 on 1
September 2016 (and are now aged under 80) then you are
eligible for the Shingles vaccination. Please contact the Surgery to make an appointment as soon as possible if
you have not already received your vaccination.
Serving 7200 patients in Crowland and the surrounding villages of
Deeping St Nicholas, Cowbit, Moulton Chapel, Weston Hills (part), Whaplode Drove,
Shepeau Stow, Holbeach Drove, Gedney Hill, Eye (part), Newborough and Thorney