Invitations for COVID-19 vaccinations - We have made great progress in vaccinating our most vulnerable patients and we are now moving to the next two priority groups. If you are aged 70 or over and have not yet been vaccinated, please contact 01235 522379
Priority Group 5: - People aged 65 and over
Priority Group 6: People aged 16 and over with certain underlying health conditions & Carers who care for someone who is at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable. Many of these will be known to GPs and local authorities. More information is expected soon to clarify further.
The number of patients in these groups is much larger than those we have done so far and we will shortly begin offering second doses to people 11-12 weeks after their first dose. Please be patient with us, we are working as fast as we can as supplies of the vaccine are delivered to us. Everyone will be vaccinated eventually and we will contact you if you are in one of the groups listed above but it could take us a few weeks to get through this next group and we want to prioritise those at highest risk.
Please do not call the practice to check when you will get the vaccine. We need to keep phone lines open for those patients who are ill and need to talk to a GP. We will update this information regularly and you can find more information from:
Oxfordshire CCG website, Oxfordshire County Council, NHS England
CORONAVIRUS – INFORMATION IF YOU HAVE ASTHMA OR COPD
You should continue your treatment as normal and ensure you are taking your inhalers regularly as prescribed. If you haven’t been using your current prescribed inhalers you should restart them. You do not need to increase the use of your inhalers as a precaution or take an extra blue inhaler just in case.
Instead follow the self-management advice and any action or management plans previously given by your nurse or doctor.
Unless this is already part of your management plan you do not need to be prescribed a rescue pack to take now as a precaution or keep at home just in case.
If you already have a rescue pack as part of your ongoing management you should only take this as previously advised by your nurse or doctor i.e. if you have worsening symptoms of your asthma or COPD. Due to the current Coronavirus situation though we advise you to contact your GP Practice prior to starting any rescue pack for review.
Further information on managing your asthma can be found at www.asthma.org.uk
Further information on managing your COPD can be found at www.BLF.org.uk
Welcome to Long Furlong Medical Centre Website
The Practice provides complete general medical services for residents and their visitors living within the boundaries defined by the map available by following the link to Practice Area.
The surgery is a modern medical centre conveniently situated in the Long Furlong housing estate in Abingdon. It has its own car park with a disabled parking bay and ramps to the main entrance. If the car park is full please park considerately and safely along Boulter Drive or in the public car park at the end of the road which is just a 2 minute walk from the surgery. Buses regularly travel along Oxford Road, there is a short walk from the last stop in Abingdon to the surgery.
Our team includes five GP partners; Drs Moore, Elwig, Nowell, Barter and Lowe. Three part-time salaried GPs: Drs Tang, Dr Preston and Dr Griffith. Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) Heather Millard, four practice nurses, three health care assistants, a reception and administration team of ten and a practice manager.
Named Accountable GPs.
All our patients are allocated a named GP who is responsible for patients' overall care at the practice. If you do not know who your named GP is, please contact reception on 01235 522379. If you have a preference as to which GP is your named GP we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.
The named accountable GP takes lead responsibility for the co-ordination of all services that we are required to deliver under contract and ensures, based on their clinical judgement, that those services are delivered to each of their patients where required.
For patients over 75, their named accountable GP will also work with the relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multi-disciplinary care package that meets the needs of the patient. They will also ensure that patients in this age group are able to have access to a health check.
(Site updated 05/03/2021)