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Both morning and afternoon surgeries are by appointment only. Please telephone from 08:30 on the day you require your appointment. We also now have a selection of pre-bookable appointments which can be booked up to 4 weeks in advance.
We offer late evening surgeries every Tuesday and Thursdays (18:30-20:00).
In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with a practice nurse rather than a doctor. Practice nurses are qualified to deal with many ailments and you may be seen more quickly.
Telephone consultations are offered between 11:00 and 11:30, however the GPs (normal routine) will ring once they have finished their sessions and should be pre-booked on 0151 608 2519.
If you think you may need an intimate examination you will be offered to have a fully trained member of staff to act as your chaperone in confidence, alternatively you may bring somebody with you.
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.
Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 10:30.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition could be best managed by home visit, and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Your condition may warrant a visit by a nurse or sending you to the hospital. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to decide on the best course of management.
You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.
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 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.
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.
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We have also taken on school leavers, training them at different positions in the surgery. This programme has been very successful in giving them an insight into a work environment.