Bank Holiday Information
The practice will be closed for the following bank holidays:
Monday 7th May 2018
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:
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
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.