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Baby News

We are very happy to announce that Dr Mary Stirrat has given birth to twin boys a bit earlier than expected. They are all doing well and I’m sure everyone will join us in wishing her all the best and look forward to her return in March 2019.

Whilst Dr Stirrat is off we have secured the services of an excellent locum GP, Dr Rachael Crawford, who will be covering the majority of Dr Stirrat’s maternity leave. Dr Crawford will be working every Monday and Tuesday.

There will be some changes to our GP extended hours surgery dates but a notice with the dates will be posted every month in the surgery and on our website.

PRACTICE NURSE & HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

docandchildThe Practice Nurse or the Health Care Assistant will be available every morning and some afternoons by advance appointment only.

Services provided by the Practice Nurse include:- Blood pressure and Well Person Checks. Diabetes, Asthma and Heart Disease reviews. Contraceptive Services and Cervical Smears. Travel advice and immunisations. Dressings and removal of stitches etc. Smoking cessation advice. Dietary weight  advice. Phlebotomy.

Services provided by the Health Care Assistant include:-

Blood pressure checks and taking blood, ECG’s and ear syringing. Weight / BMI.


OTHER PRACTICE SERVICES

chdThe following health professionals run clinics for our patients and can be contacted as follows:

  • Baby Immunisation Clinic every 2nd and 4th Wednesday afternoon in the month.
  • District Nurses 01250 872030
  • Community Midwives 01738 473991
  • Community Mental Health Team 01828 626000  

Immunisation for Foreign Travel

Please collect a pre travel form from reception or fill out the online form and make an appointment to see the nurse at least six weeks before travelling to ensure that all the appropriate immunisations etc. can be given without problems.

Please note there will be a charge for certain vaccines not covered under the NHS. These include Rabies, Japanese B Encephalitis, Hepatitis B and H1N1* (*for those patients not in an at risk category).

You will pay £20 for a private prescription + £25 for administering the vaccines.

You will also have to pay the pharmacy for the cost of the vaccine. All malaria tablets are out-with the NHS and you may have to pay for a private prescription.

 

You can visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk to find out further health information before travelling abroad.


Minor Surgical Procedures

 

These are by specific arrangement, after an appointment and discussion with the doctor.


Sickness Certificates

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.

For any illness lasting longer than seven days you will need to see the doctor for him/her to issue a sickness certificate and for any subsequent renewal of the certificate. If your employer insists on a sickness certificate for 7 days or less a charge will be levied.


INSURANCE AND MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS (not covered by NHS)

E.g. HGV medicals. Please telephone for a special appointment well in advance. A list of charges for non-NHS services is available at reception. These cannot usually be done at short notice.  

 
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