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DUE TO ON-GOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC THE PRACTICE IS OPERATING A FULL TRIAGE SYSTEM

PLEASE CONTACT THE PRACTICE BY TELEPHONE ONLY

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DISABLED ACCESS ARRANGMENTS AT THE PRACTICE

There is disabled access to parking, reception, waiting rooms, toilet areas and all clinical areas.  If you require any additional support please contact the practice to discuss.  There is access to a wheel chair on request.

What happens at Breast Screening?

(See video at further information section)

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ROTA CHEMIST DETAILS see further information link

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PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY AT RECEPTION

To improve patient confidentiality we have recently purchased a rope barrier and respectfully ask patients to stand back behind the barrier until the person in front of you has been dealt with by reception staff.

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NON N.H.S. SERVICES

A detailed list is displayed at reception.  Your G.P. is contracted only for N.H.S. services there will be occasions when certificates etc will be charged for. (see Clinics & Services for further info) or speak to our Practice Manager

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ACCESS TARGETS

Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions it would be very helpful if you would give our reception staff a short reason for your contact with the surgery.  This information will enable us to prioritise our day.

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If you require a chaperone whenever possible we would ask you to make this request at the time of booking your appointment so that arrangements can be made and your appointment not delayed in any way.

The National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions.

At the moment due to the unprecedented pressures on GP services non-compulsory, non-NHS work, not falling under collaborative arrangements will be declined as shown below:

  • Private Sick Notes - employers should accept the statutory self-certification to cover the first seven days of absence and not waste GP appointments for this purpose.
  • Occupational Health Vaccinations (most commonly Hepatitis B), Medicals and Reports - this is the responsibility of your employer.
  • Passport applications or similar forms which can be done by a range of non-medical professionals.
  • Insurance Medical Examinations - that can be carried out by an independent clinician.
  • Blanket certification for school absence for minor illness that do not require a GP appointment.  In most cases this is a parental responsibility (specific circumstances may apply i.e. when there may be a safeguarding issue)
  • Blanket requests to certify fitness to exercise, whether for local authority or private gymnasia or for any other activity including travel.  (Requests for a medical opinion on fitness are invariably inappropriate as GP's are not in a position to provide one - a simple statement of fact related to medical condition would be appropriate if the practice is happy to provide this service)

 
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