Clinics and Services

All GP practices are contracted to provide ‘essential services’.

We also provide the following ‘additional services’:

  • Child health surveillance, together with the health visiting team.
  • Contraceptive services. This includes the fitting of coils and the insertion of contraceptive implants.
  • Cervical smears.
  • Routine immunisation of children.
  • Immunisation for adults in relation to travel. Not all travel immunisations are available on the NHS. Please ask our practice nurses or reception staff for details.
  • Minor surgery, including joint injections and removal of skin lesions.
  • An annual flu immunisation programme to protect patients over the age of 65 and at risk patients.
  • Regular monitoring, by blood and urine tests, for patients on a range of drugs for arthritis and bowel problems.
  • Annual comprehensive reviews for patients with heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, chronic bronchitis and asthma, mental health problems, and dementia.
  • Health Checks.
  • Stop smoking advice.
  • Pharmacist advice.
  • Psychotherapist
  • Advice on diet and weight loss.
  • Non NHS services – not all services at our Practice are available under the NHS.  When patients request non-NHS items or services a private fee is payable.  See Fees and Charges leaflet

MINOR SURGERY

Dr Mark Plenderleith has a minor surgery clinic. these run at various times during the year.

Simple skin lesions such as sebaceous cysts, lipomas, skin tags, and other benign growths are removed.

These procedures are performed under local anaesthetic at the surgery.

Please discuss any concerns you have about skin lumps or bumps with your usual GP and if they feel removal is justified they will make a minor surgery appointment.

Both Dr Plenderleith & Dr Solomon inject some larger joints, such as knees, shoulders and ankles.

TRAVEL HEALTH

We no longer provide travel clinics or travel health advice in the practice.


FIT NOTES

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.

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.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)

VACCINATION SCHEDULE

VACCINATION SCHEDULE

At two months old:

  • Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) – one injection
  • Pneumococcal infection – pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) – one injection

At three months old:

  • Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) – one injection
  • Meningitis C (meningococcal group C) (MenC) – one injection

At four months old:

  • Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (DTaP/IPV/Hib) – one injection
  • Meningitis C (meningococcal group C) (MenC) – one injection
  • Pneumococcal infection – pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) – one injection

At around 12 months old:

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and meningitis C (Hib/MenC) – booster dose in one injection

At around 13 months old:

  • Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) – one injection
  • Pneumococcal infection – pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) – one injection

Three years four months to five years old (pre-school):

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio (dTaP/IPV or DTaP/IPV) – one injection
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) (MMR) – one injection

13 to 18 years old:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio (Td/IPV) – one injection
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