Clinics and Services
Health Reviews & Assessments
You can access our health review forms via our Health Review and Assessment Clinic room or via the links below.
- Asthma Review
- Blood Pressure Review
- Contraceptive Pill Review
- Epilepsy Review
- Smoking Review
- Alcohol Consumption
- COPD Assessment
- Epworth Sleepiness Scale
- Hypothyroid Self Assessment
- Male Urinary Tract (IPSS)
- Oxford Knee Score
- Oxford Hip Score
- Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
The Services We Offer To Registered Patients
- Full general medical services.
- Contraception and sexual health.
- Blood pressure & weight checks.
- Well-man and well-woman checks.
- Child health checks.
- Chronic disease management e.g. asthma, diabetes.
- Smoking cessation guidance.
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 them that you are planning to visit to determine what vaccinations are required.
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 vaccine 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.
Please visit our Travel Room for more information.
This service is not available to non-registered patients
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 require a sick or fit note please complete this online form.
Evidence That you are Sick
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.
Statement of Fitness for Work – ’Fit Note’
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)
“Anonymised data on the use of fit notes is being provided to the HSCIC on behalf of the Department of Health, and the Department for Work and Pensions. This will enable the Department for Work and Pensions to undertake research analysis to inform policy relating to employment and sickness absence, including evaluation of Fit for Work.”
ICO information page for the public: www.ico.org.uk/for-the-public
HSCIC information page about collections: www.hscic.gov.uk/article/4963/What-we-collect
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Insurance claim forms
- Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
- Private sick notes
- Vaccination certificates
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.