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Primary Care Networks

GP practices are working together with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas in groups of practices known as primary care networks (PCNs). To find out more, click here and here. So far, being part of the PCN has allowed us to to have an in-house pharmacist, social prescriber, health coach and physiotherapist!

Sickness Certificates

The first 28 days of sickness do not require a certificate from your GP. If your employer insists on a sickness form, complete a Self-Certification form, which can be found here

Please ask staff to issue the usual sick notes, NOT the GP's.


We do NOT do sick notes for suspected Coronavirus

Sick Notes do NOT need to be SIGNED. We will text them to you, as we do not want you to come to surgery to pick them up. You can print them or email them to your employer.

We are not allowed to write letters telling your employer that you should be allowed to work from home. That's your HR department's decision, based on what medical conditions you declare to them. If they don't believe you, we can write a letter confirming your medical problems for £30 in advance. We have been overwhelmed with such requests, understandably, and we cannot guarantee a time frame for this.

Keep Your Details up to Date
Please do update your contact details ("Your Contact Details" box at the bottom of screen) with home & mobile & email. You will receive appointment reminders and occasional requests for information by text.

 

PHONE CALLS may be recorded for your protection.

 

 

Out-of-Hours (between 6.30pm and 8.00am Weekdays, Weekends & Bank Holidays)

Out of hoursIf you are in urgent need of medical help or advice when the surgery is closed then you need to call 111. All calls are answered by a controller and then passed to the appropriate service (NHS Direct, District Nurses, Community Mental Health Services, Social Services or an out of hours GP) for assessment. If you need a doctor, your call will be routed to Seldoc, a local service provided by local GPs.  

Details of your problem will be requested by a telephone operator and a doctor will then call you back. The doctor may offer you advice over the phone or you may be asked to attend a local primary care centre.  If the doctor feels it is necessary, a home visit may be offered.

All calls to the GP emergency service (and this surgery) may be recorded for your safety, and confidentiality is maintained at all times.  Details of your consultation will be sent to your own GP to assist in continuing care.  Information may be used anonymously to train doctors and for audit purposes to monitor the service and improve standards.  If you do not wish your information to be used for these purposes, please inform the telephone receptionist.

 

 
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