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From 1st April 2018 we will no longer take prescription requests over the telephone.
You will be able to order your prescription by:
Using the online service (please ask at reception for details)
Handing your repeat slip into reception or the dispensary
Taking your repeat slip to your local pharmacy
Flu and Shingles vaccines are available now please check with reception to see if you are eligible.
Our nurses are experienced and perform many duties, including: clinics in asthma and diabetes; general health/blood pressure/cholesterol checks/weight monitoring; cervical smears; contraception counselling; ear syringing; smoking cessation; minor injuries.
You can also see them regarding travel vaccinations, including yellow fever, childhood immunisations and advice. The nurses work closely with the doctors in all clinical areas, so do not hesitate to consult them if you are worried about any health-related matter.
Other health professionals attached to the surgery include: district nurses, health visitor, midwives, Macmillan nurses, Primary Care Mental Health nurse & IAPT workers.
Some of the doctors at the surgery are able to perform minor operations and joint injections. Please seek advice from your doctor.
We offer general contraceptive advice including implant insertion/removal and coil fitting.
Antenatal clinics are run by the midwife on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.
This clinic is run to check that your baby or toddler is developing normally. Our health visitor is also present at this time. Please remember to bring with you your child’s parent-held health record book. Routine child immunisations are also done in this clinic.
Patients aged between 16 and 75 years who have not been seen by a doctor in the surgery within the last 3 years may ask for a consultation with one of the GP’s.
Patients aged 75 years and over who have not been seen by one of the doctors in the surgery in the last 12 months may ask for a consultation with one of the GP’s.
Some services we provide such as HGV/Taxi medicals and insurance reports are not covered by the NHS and we have to make a charge for them.
Please ask for details of charges when you make your request.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
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