OTHER SERVICES OFFERED
A full range pregnancy care service is offered.
Child Health & Immunisation
This is a service provided in conjunction with the nurse practitioners. We all recommend full immunisation as the best way to protect your child’s health.
Contraception (Family Planning)
All the doctors and our nurse practitioners are able to offer family planning advice on the ‘morning after pill’, the IUCD (coil) and sterilisation. Three doctors are trained to fit coils.
We carry out all the checks recommended by the British Diabetic Association.
Some minor procedures, which do not require referral to hospital, are done in the surgery in a dedicated minor surgery suite. Your doctor will advise you if your condition is suitable for treatment here and a special appointment will be arranged. This almost always involves a shorter waiting time than being referred to the hospital.
Periods of absence from work of six days or less do not need a doctor’s certificate. Self certificates (Form SC2) for the first week of illness are available from your employer, post offices and our reception desk.
We do not therefore issue a doctors certificate for the first six working days of sickness.