All diabetics who are not regularly monitored at the hospital will be invited to attend this clinic on a regular basis. Progress should be carefully monitored to reduce the long term risks associated with diabetes, such as heart disease and deteriorating eyesight.
We have a trained asthma Sister who holds regular clinics. Regular monitoring of asthmatics is recommended and you are advised to make an appointment at the clinic.
We have a senior nurse who holds these clinics weekly. This clinic is designed to support those patients, whose blood pressure is poorly controlled, providing comprehensive screening, advice and relevant medication.
The Surgery has a well equipped treatment room and some of the Partners are trained in a range of minor surgical procedures. One of the partners has had special training in the hospital Dermatology department. Appointments for a minor operation should only be made after an initial consultation with one of the doctors.
This clinic is by invitation letter or GP/nurse referral. The clinic is run by a Practice Sister. Primarily it deals with cholesterol levels but involves assessing risk of heart disease and giving lifestyle education as well a monitoring treatment
We have a trained nurse who holds regular clinics for the treatment of warts and other superficial skin problems using specialised freezing techniques. Appointments for the wart clinic should be made after an initial consultation with one of the doctors
This service is available at the surgery. Ladies considering a coil need to see a GP initially to confirm suitability. It is then important to have some routine swabs 2 weeks before the fitting.
This service is available at the surgery. Ladies considering an implanon need to see either Dr Mac or Dr Cheese initially to discuss suitability. This can then be performed in a minor operation appointment (30 mins)
A ‘drop in’ Child Health and Immunisation clinic is held every Tuesday at the surgery from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, and on the 1st and 3rd Thursday at Winterslow from 10:30 am – 11:00 am. The Practice Nurse and Health Visitor are in attendance in order to give parents the opportunity to discuss any worries or concerns they may have about their children 5 years and under.
All children are checked regularly during their first five years of life. This will be done by the Health Visitor. You will either be contacted by the health visitor or sent an appointment to attend at the surgery.
Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.
Between 12 and 13 months:
3 years and 4 months, or soon after:
Around 12-13 years:
Around 13-18 years:
65 and over:
Click here for the recommended HPA vaccination schedule
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.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
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 at our reception 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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