Welcome to Abbey Medical Group
Our surgery will be warm, welcoming clean and tidy. Please help us keep it that way. For patients attending surgery, we offer the following facilities:
- Access for disabled people
- A toilet for disabled people
- Baby changing facilities
- Pram and pushchair area in entrance porch
- Health information leaflets
- Limited car Parking Spaces
- A private room if you wish to talk to practice staff in confidence
The Practice is a member of the Newark and Sherwood CCG
Nottinghamshire health and care system declares critical incident
The health and care system in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has declared a critical incident due to continued and unprecedented pressure on its services.
We are continuing to see significant levels of Covid-19 in our hospitals, alongside high numbers of patients arriving at our hospitals for other conditions. There are extended waiting times to access beds within our hospitals. This, paired with difficulties in discharging patients due to a lack of capacity across our care sector as well as staff absence due to Covid-19 is causing a significant strain on the system.
As a result, the healthcare system is taking additional steps to prioritise and maintain safe services for patients. Our aim is to prioritise patients with the highest level of need and ensure that we continue to be able to manage emergency care. This means that some non-urgent operations, where patients require a stay in hospital, will be postponed to prioritise patients with the most urgent clinical need.
We regret that it has been necessary to take this step, but it is important that we focus on patients needing urgent and emergency care as a priority. If you are not contacted directly about an operation being postponed, please continue to attend your appointment as usual.
This critical incident is an indication of the serious pressure the system is facing. We are working extremely hard to ensure people are kept safe but there are ways that you can help.
Our teams are continuing to work exceptionally hard and we would like to reassure the public that despite the challenges faced, our services remain open for anyone who needs them.
What you can do to help
- Only call 999 or attend A&E departments for serious accidents and for genuine emergencies.
- When you need urgent medical care but it’s not an emergency, please visit NHS 111 online or call NHS111 for advice on how to get the care you need at any time of day or night.
- Urgent treatment centres – like the ones on London Road in Nottingham, Newark Hospital, Ilkeston Community Hospital, and Primary Care 24 at King’s Mill Hospital – can help you get the care you need for dealing with the most common issues that people attend emergency departments for. They will often be able to help you get the care you need more quickly than accident and emergency departments if you are suffering from things like a burn or a sprain.
- For other non-urgent cases, when you need medical advice and it’s not an emergency, please speak to your GP practice or a pharmacist.
- Please continue to treat all NHS and care staff with the respect they deserve. Our hard-working staff and volunteers are doing all they can to keep patients safe and supported.
- If you cannot make any NHS appointment, please contact the number on your appointment letter so that it can be reallocated to another patient.
- Make sure you wash your hands and wear a mask when visiting health care settings in order to protect the public and our own staff from Covid-19.
- If you are eligible and have not already, please make sure you have had all of your Covid-19 vaccinations.
Dr Dalton Retiring after 33 years as a GP at Abbey Medical
Dr Dalton will be retiring from his role as the Senior Partner at AMG on the 31st July 2022. Dr Dalton started here on the 1st November 1989, and has been at the practice for nearly 33 years. He has seen many changes within general practice and has found his time here both rewarding and challenging at times.
I am sure that there will be lots of patients in the Blidworth ,Ravenshead and surrounding areas, who will miss him tremendously, but who will also wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement. He feels that now is the right time to retire, and he is looking forward to an active and interesting time in the coming years. He plans to take this opportunity to travel a bit more, both at home and abroad if circumstances allow and has a couple of important family weddings coming up to organise! He will also be spending more time on his allotment taking the time to enjoy the things he likes doing most including his love of golf.
The staff here at AMG will miss him dearly , he has been a big part of our lives for so long now, and has played an important part in the day to day running of the practice.
Dr Joseph Allwood will be joining the partnership team from August and I am sure you will all agree he will become a valuable asset to AMG in the future.
On behalf of everyone at AMG we would like to say a very fond farewell, with the best of wishes to our beloved colleague Dr Martin Dalton.
New Telephone Number 01623 700805
Our telephone number will be changing on wednesday 18th May.
We are having a new system installed at the Abbey Medical Group. This will be more patient user friendly and should make getting through to us on the phone a lot easier.
Face Coverings While Attending The Practice
COVID measures have now been relaxed and face coverings are no longer required in most areas. We do however still encourage pateints to wear a face mask/covering when attending our GP practice and social distance from other patients in the waiting area. This is to help keep our most vunerable patients safe where we can.
If you have COVID symptoms or have tested positive, please advise the reception team prior to your appointment to allow them to implement specific measures to keep other patients and staff safe.