Hollinswood SurgeryTel: 01952 201144
Priorslee SurgeryTel: 01952 299521
We operate on an appointment system and bookings can be made by telephone or by visiting the surgery during opening hours.
Emergencies are dealt with on the same day by the duty doctor.
We have two Doctors and a highly experienced ANP. If you prefer to see one of them in particular please let us know when you make your appointment.
You can call any of our telephone numbers and book appointments at any of our sites just let the Receptionist know where you would prefer to be seen.
Please note that an appointment is for one person only. If another member of your family needs to be seen please let the receptionist know before the appointment time as it is unlikely that they will be seen without an appointment.
All children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.
In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with our practice nurse rather than a doctor. Practice nurses are qualified to deal with many conditions and you may be seen more quickly.
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 requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls
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.
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