On the 5th March 2020, the Abbeyview Surgery was inspected by the Care Quality Commission.
We are extremely proud to announce we have been awarded a rating of OUTSTANDING.
This is the highest possible rating a GP Practice can achieve and is only given to approximately 3% of Practices nationwide.
The Practice was rated as Outstanding for being Responsive, Effective, Well Led, and Caring and Outstanding for services for Older People, People with long-term conditions, Working age people (including those recently retired and students) and People experiencing poor mental health (including people with dementia). The Practice was rated as good for being Safe and for services to People whose circumstances make them vulnerable.
Our thanks go to our Practice team and Patient Participation Group, whose hard work and dedication have made this achievement possible.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. For more information see. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
If you are suffering with a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath
Have travelled to an area affected by Covid 19
Have had contact Covid 19 or any persons affected by it
Visit NHS 111 online or call 111 now and DO NOT ATTEND the GP surgery, pharmacy , hospital . You should isolate yourself at home
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to: •Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel. •Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available. •Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. •Avoid close contact with people who are unwell
There is significant spread of this virus by people with minimal or no symptoms. There are also studies showing that droplets can spread further than the allocated six foot distance for social distancing.
Looking to other countries around the world, over 80 per cent of them have undertaken policies of wearing masks or face coverings in public places and enclosed spaces.
At Abbeyview surgery we have decided to adopt the policy of Masks4all for those patients who are asked to attend for a face to face appointment with a Doctor or Nurse in the surgery.
The mask protects everyone around the wearer, should he or she prove to unknowingly be a source of infection. Therefore the individual is only protected if everyone around them is wearing a mask or face covering. Our surgery has been making our own cloth masks which we can provide to patients who do not have their own face covering.
We have a local appeal with the community to also help with production of masks for patient use.
We would like all patients to use your own face coverings for nose and mouth. For those patients who have not yet obtained a protection we will lend one for use in the surgery.
We would ask that any fabric face covering you use is removed and placed in a closed box or bag after use and then washed at 60 degrees to ensure full cleansing .