Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme
The NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.
All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.
Please do not contact the practice over any vaccination queries or try to book through the practice as this will stop patients with medical conditions being able to get through.
You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.
We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.
New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.
We will be working with all our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.
All these appointments will be added to the National Booking System. We encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.
In terms of any planned appointments with Abbey-Dale Medical Centre, there are no changes at the current time, and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.
See more about the vaccination programme in Blackpool including the vaccination services: Walk-In vaccination clinics (blackpool.gov.uk)
A purpose built, modern Medical Centre with all the usual facilities that are required to provide high quality Medical Services. The Medical Centre is located on a main bus route and is situated in an ideal location for patients registering from both Blackpool & Lytham St.Annes.
Abbey-Dale Medical Centre was opened on June 10th 1994 by Dr. George Dale father-in-law to Dr. Ghulam Abbas. In 2014, the practice was then taken over by Dr. John Poyner, Dr. Sujata Singh, Dr. Muhammad Khawaja and Dr. Celestine Voma. At the end of January 2017 Vicarage Lane Surgery closed and moved in Abbey-Dale Medical Centre.
Named allocated GP for patients
You may be aware that from April 2015 all practices are required to allocate all their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for your care and support. This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do.;
They will also work with other relevant health and care professionals, who are involved in your care, to ensure that your care package meets your individual needs.
We now offer the facility to book your appointments, order your repeat prescriptions and view your medications and allergies. To use this method we must first issue you with a password. Please call the surgery or enquire at the reception desk for details.
Alternatively manage your healthcare from your smartphone: