Goldsworth Medical PracticeTel: 01483 767194
Goldsworth Medical Practice/York House Medical CentreTel: 01483 767194
Maternity Care: Dr Honnor runs an antenatal clinic every Wednesday afternoon However it is possible to see your own GP for antenatal care (please let the receptionist know you are attending for an antenatal appointment). Post natal checks (six weeks after birth) are also offered by all GPs The midwife from Ashford & St Peter’s Hospital runs a clinic every Monday afternoon at York House and Thursday afternoon at Goldsworth Park.
Immunisation clinic: All babies are invited for their initial first primary immunisations which are arranged after or on the same day as their developmental appointment check (see tab above 'Childhood Immunisations').
Child Health Surveillance: Dr Clayton and Dr Gaur run a developmental-check clinic for babies aged 8 weeks (Monday 2-3pm)
Asthma / COPD clinic: Our specially trained nurses run these clinics to help monitor your treatment and progress.
Diabetic clinics: Our specially trained nurses run these clinics to help monitor your treatment and progress.
Joint injections: This service is being amended. Please ring the surgery for details.
Family planning: A comprehensive service is available during routine surgeries. Pill checks can be done by our nurses. Dr Khatoon is trained with regards to fitting coils and implants.
Travel clinic: Our practice nurses can provide up-to-date travel health advice. All travel vaccinations are also available. (see tab above 'Travel Vaccinations').
Well-Women checks/Weight loss clinics/Routine health checks: Run by the practice nurses and by appointment.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:
It is important to make the initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travelto allow the vaccines to work.
Please check the following points before bringing your child to the surgery. There has been a lot of bad publicity in the newspapers about immunisation in children. However, remember your child is at greater risk from contracting the disease than he or she is from suffering reaction to immunisation.
If the answer to any of the questions above is yes, then tell your doctor and/or the nurse.
If you’re off work sick for seven days or less, your employer should not ask for medical evidence that you’ve been ill.
If you’re off work sick for more than seven days, your employer will usually ask you to provide evidence or proof that you’ve been ill. They will normally ask for a fit note from your GP. Fit note is the informal name for the Statement of Fitness for Work. Fit notes replaced sick notes from April 6 2010.
The seven days include days that you don’t normally work. So when you work out how long you’ve been off sick, you should include weekends and bank holidays.
Your employer can ask you to confirm that you’ve been ill. You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.
These dates may be days that you don’t normally work. For example, your sickness could start or end on a Saturday, Sunday or bank holiday.
Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have their own form, instead they may use an SC2 form from HM Revenue & Customs: Employee’s Statement of Sickness (PDF, 53kb).
If you’re sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.
However, this will also depend on your employer’s company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.
A fit note must be signed by a doctor, such as your GP. On the fit note, your GP can advise that:
For more information, including what ‘may be fit for work’ means, see What are fit notes?
If you need a fit note, you should contact your GP practice. They may advise you to make an appointment or book a telephone consultation.
If you’re under the care of a hospital, your fit note may be issued by the hospital, rather than by your GP.
There is never a charge from an NHS doctor for providing a fit note if you’re off work sick for more than seven days.
Some employers may request a fit note, for example, from employees who repeatedly take time off sick, even if, each time they’re off work, it’s for seven days or less.
For sickness of seven days or less, your GP practice may charge you to provide a fit note. Your GP practice can tell you what their charges are.
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