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Long Furlong Medical Centre45 Loyd CloseAbingdon, Oxon, OX14 1XRTel: 01235 522379
If you are over 80 and have not been contacted for your Covid-19 vaccination, please telephone the surgery.
(Full-time) BSc, MB BS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP
(Part-time) MBChB, DCH, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP, DFHom, LoC IUT
(part-time) BMedSci BMBS MRCGP
(part-time) MB BS ATLS FPD DRCOG JCTGP MRCGP
Heather is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and able to diagnose, treat and prescribe for patients aged over 1 year of age. She is not able to treat patients with pregnancy related problems and does not offer the services provided by our Practice Nurses. To arrange an appointment with Heather, please book online or contact Reception on 01235 522379. Heather has appointments each week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Practice Nurses, Cate Wilkinson (BSc, RGN) and Becky Collins (BSc, RGN) are available for vaccinations, ear syringing, wound care, blood pressure monitoring, chronic disease clinics, flu clinics, some contraceptive services, healthy lifestyle advice and cervical smears. They also assist GPs with minor operations and coil fittings. Please book your appointment with reception who will ask you the reason for your visit to ascertain the length of appointment required with the nurse.
Practice Nurse: Alison Plaistow (RGN) is new to practice nursing but has a wealth of nursing experience and can already provide a wide range of appointments for our patients. She also has a special interest in continence and can offer bladder and bowel assessments and advice for our adult patients.
Due to the varying times needed for their consultations, appointments with our nurses can only be booked via Reception.
Cate works 2 days a week. In addition to general practice nursing, she is a diabetes, specialist nurse and will be looking after our diabetic patients.
Becky works 3 days per week. In addition to her general practice nursing skills, Becky is our lead nurse for Respiratory conditions e.g. Asthma and COPD. She is also able to provide contraception advice.
Alison works 4 days per week. In addition to general practice nursing, she has interest in continence and able to provide bladder and bowel advice and assessments for our adult patients.
Emma works Tuesdays and Wednesdays and, as well as looking after our diabetic patients, she is able to offer a full range of nursing appointments.
Health Care Assistant: Our HCAs are able to provide the following services: blood tests, blood pressure reviews, ECGs, ear syringing, hearing screening, weight management / lifestyle advice and Health Checks. To arrange an appointment please phone reception on 01235 522379. n.b. Blood tests with can be booked on line.
Jen works Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Debbie can be contacted on 01235 522379
All our staff in the Patient Services team are involved in managing appointments and resolving queries for our patients and members of the clinical team but they also have responsibilities for particular administrative areas. Sallie is our Patient Services Team Leader & Care Co-ordinator for our patients who are most in need of additional support to help organise their appointments or order their medication.
Please contact Gill or Philippa if you have a query with a hospital referral or a letter from your GP or need to arrange a private medical e.g. for HGV or insurance. The secretaries can be contacted each morning on 01235 557420.
Midwife: Barbara, our community midwife holds ante-natal clinics at the surgery on Tueday afternoons between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. To book an appointment please contact reception. Barbara can also be contacted at other times on 01865 904876
District Nurses are available to care for those patients who are confined to their homes. This includes provision of post-operative or terminal care along with various other duties. – Telephone 01865 904647. Fax: 01865 261751
Health Visitors are attached to this practice; their work is concerned with the families of the practice patients, in particular with children up to the age of five years old. They are available most mornings before 10:00 am at their office on the following telephone number – 01235 526584.