The practice offers a full range of services including:- Ante Natal care, Asthma, Diabetic and Coronary Heart Disease , Child Health Surveillance, Family Planning/Contraception, Cervical Cytology Minor Surgery and some Travel vaccinations. (Please note that not all travel vaccinations are available under the NHS and there may be a fee). It is important to seek advice from the practice regarding your vaccine requirements as soon as possible before travelling, as some of these need to be given well in advance.
Services outside the scope of the N.H.S. are available on request but will attract a fee. Some examples of these services are: Examination for HGV or PSV licences, Examination for Private Hire Taxi Licenses, Private Medical Certificates, etc. Private Health Scheme Insurance Forms, Reports to schools or employers. (Further details on request.)
National Flu Immunisation Programme 2016/2017
Our Seasonal Flu Campaign starts again in September 2016.
Those eligible for the vaccination will be invited either verbally, by SMS Message, or on your prescription, or you can call the surgery to make an appointment in one of our special clinics.
The eligibility criteria is:
•those aged 65 years and over
•those aged six months to under 65 in clinical risk groups
•all two, three and four-year-olds (but not five years or older) on 31 August 2016
•all children of school years 1,2 and 3 (to be vaccinated in school)
•those in long-stay residential care homes
You can download an information booklet which is published by the Public Health England Website:
The Flu Vaccination - Who should have it and why
Shingles Vaccine 2015/16
From September 1st 2016, the shingles vaccine will be offered routinely to people aged 70 and 78. You become eligible for the vaccine on the first day of September 2016
after you've turned 70 or 78.
In addition, anyone who was eligible for immunisation in the first two years of the programme but has not yet been vaccinated against shingles remains eligible until their 80th birthday. This includes:
- people aged 71 and 72 on 1 September 2016
- people aged 79
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.
For any illness lasting longer than seven days you will need to see the doctor for him/her to issue a 'Fit Note' 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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS NOT CLASSED AS AN EMERGENCY TO HAVE YOUR FIT NOTE REVIEWED. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK AN EMERGENCY APPOINTMENT FOR THIS.
Sick note to fit note – helping people stay in work
On the 6 April 2010 the sick note was replaced by the fit note.
Evidence shows that work is generally good for your health and that often going back to work can actually aid a person’s recovery. On the other hand, staying off work can lead to long-term absence and job loss with the risk of isolation, loss of confidence, mental health issues, de-skilling and social exclusion.
The new fit note can help. Doctors are able to advise people who are on sick leave for over 7 days whether, with extra support from their employer, they could return to work earlier.
For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/taking-sick-leave
Follow the links below to find out about Statutory Sick Pay and company sick pay rights.
Company sick pay rights (employment section)
Statutory Sick Pay (money, tax and benefits section)