Easter Saturday - 4th April 22015. We will be open on Easter Saturday providing appointments from 8am -11am. If you are unwell and need to see a GP Please call during these times to book an appointment at the Surgery. At all other times please call the surgery and your call will be connected to our out of hours service.
ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING NOW AVAILABLE!!!!!!!!!!!
Please speak to reception about how to access this service or download the forms
Stop Smoking - Want help to quit smoking? Book an appointment with Jane our advisor. Contact reception to book. 01908 295 700.
The Health Care Assistant deals with:
The practice nurses deal with all of the above plus:
The minor illness nurse is able to deal with some of the minor problems that you would previously have seen your doctor for, including acute asthma flare ups, earache, coughs and colds, sore throats, skin rashes and many other minor ailments.
Midwife antenatal clinics are held on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. If you are pregnant contact your GP in the first instance.
Health Visitors are based at Ashfields Medical Centre, Beanhill. They are available Monday to Friday 09:00 to 10:00 and 16:00 to 17:00, Tel: 01908 302965.
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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