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Bank Holiday Information 

The practice will be closed for the following bank holidays:

Monday 7th May 2018

and

Monday 28th May 2018 

 

PATIENT INFORMATION REGARDING SPECIMENS

AS FROM 1ST JANUARY 2018 THE DROP IN SAMPLE BOX WILL NO LONGER BE IN OPERATION.

 

IF YOU SUSPECT THAT YOU HAVE A URINE INFECTION:

  • GO TO TREATMENT ROOM

  • PLEASE TAKE A NUMBER

  • FILL IN THE URINE FORM PROVIDED

  • WAIT TO BE SEEN BY A NURSE

ANY SAMPLES LEFT ON DESK WILL NOT BE TESTED AND WILL BE DISCARDED. 

YOU MUST WAIT TO SEE THE NURSE.

IF YOU WISH TO LEAVE A FAECES, SPUTUM OR URINE PREGNANCY TEST THAT HAS NOT BEEN REQUESTED BY A GP YOU MUST REPORT TO YOUR GP’S RECEPTIONIST.

URINE SAMPLES – WHY ARE WE CHANGING THE SYSTEM?

EVIDENCE SHOWS THAT BACTERIAL RESISTANCE TO ANTIBIOTICS IS INCREASING AND THEREFORE INFECTIONS INCLUDING URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS SHOULD ONLY BE TREATED IF YOU ARE UNWELL AND SYMPTOMATIC 

PIP APPLICATIONS

As a Practice we no longer complete requests from DLA / Attendance allowance / PIP forms OR for supporting evidence.

We strongly believe that to get an accurate assessment a face to face consultation is vital.  This needs to be carried out by the agency making the decision about your application, not by your GP.

ravel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to contact a local travel clinic in the first instance to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

The travel vaccine clinic will then advise you which vaccinations are required.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge.  This is because not all travel vaccines are included in the services provided by the NHS.

Any private vaccines can be then administered by the travel clinic. 

The travel clinic will then advise you of which free NHS vaccines, if any, you require.  You can then contact the practice and we will arrange for the Practice Nurse to prescribe these and arrange for administration. 

IT IS IMPORTANT TO ATTEND THE TRAVEL CLINIC AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, AT LEAST 6 WEEKS BEFORE YOU TRAVEL AND YOU NEED TO BE VACCINATED AT LEAST 4 WEEKS BEFORE YOU TRAVEL TO ALLOW THE VACCINES TO WORK.


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

 
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