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These are run by the midwife, each week on Friday mornings. The midwife will provide details of Parentcraft and Relaxation Classes. She will visit mothers and their babies after they leave hospital.
The health and wellbeing of the babies and pre-school children in our practice is monitored jointly by the doctor and the health visitor. Children will be checked at regular intervals during their first five years and you will be advised when your child is due for examination. Arrangements will be made for your child to receive all the necessary immunisations at the appropriate times. The health visitor is contactable on 01522 308800.
These can be done by the practice nurse and we are always happy to give the relevant advice. If you are travelling abroad you may well require special immunisations or antimalarial tablets. Most immunisations for travelling abroad are free under the NHS but a charge is made for some injections, including Hepatitis B injections and for anti-malarial tablets, which are not available under the NHS.
We provide a full range of contraceptive services and advice. For contraceptive advice, please book a routine appointment with the doctor or practice nurse. The doctor and practice nurse are also happy to give advice on prenatal care if you are planning to become pregnant.
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.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this 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 travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Requests for non-NHS services are completed in addition to the doctors' NHS responsibilities, as such these usually take a minimum of 2 weeks for completion and are treated as "private work".
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service offers confidential advice, support and information on health related matters. They provide a point of contact for patients, families and their carers.
PALS can also give you information about:
You can find your nearest PALS office by clicking HERE. Enter in the name of the town where the hospital/ clinic is located that relates to your query, e.g. Lincoln, Gainsborough etc.
1 in 4 of us experience common mental health problems at some point in our lives. If you feel that your daily life is being affected by conditions such as stress, anxiety or depression then they are here to help.
Steps 2 Change are part of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and offer a range of talking therapies tailored to meet your individual needs. They are FREE of charge, proven to be effective and helpful and provided by experienced and qualified professionals. You can SELF-REFER if you do not want to see your GP. Visit their website for more information:
Tinnitus is the perception of noises in the head and/ or ear which have no external source, it is often described as buzzing or ringing in the ears. The British Tinnitus Association's vision is a world where no one suffers from tinnitus. Access their website for information, ways to help and their latest news.
British Tinnitus Association
Using your computer and webcam, or the InterpreterNow app on your smartphone or tablet, you make a video call to a BSL interpreter.
The interpreter telephones an NHS 111 adviser and relays your conversation with them. The NHS 111 adviser will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, then give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you straightaway to the local service that can help you best.
Where possible the NHS 111 team will book you an appointment or transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to.
If NHS 111 advisers think you need an ambulance they will immediately arrange one for you.
If you have been diagnosed with COPD or Asthma you can find help and guidance on the British Lung Foundation website.
FLU INFORMATION 2018
Walk-in clinic (no appointment necessary) will run from 8.30 am - 11.30 am on the following date:
Saturday 24th November 2018 - SAXILBY surgery
This year there are 2 different types of flu vaccine. One for the 65's and over, and a different vaccination for the under 65's in the at-risk groups or with a long-term condition
Because the Fluad vaccine (for over 65's) is being delivered in phases, when you attend the walk-in clinic you may be advised you will need to wait for our next delivery. This is because we do not know how many patients will "walk-in" on the day so there is a possibility the clinic may run out of the vaccine. Below explains this in more detail:
If you have any questions regarding the flu vaccine please call the surgery on 01522 263444.
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).
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.
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.
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.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
It should be noted that GPs do not provide sick notes for schoolchildren. When children are absent from school owing to illness, schools may request a letter from a parent or guardian, and this is no different during an exam period. However, children who have missed exams due to illness are frequently told by schools that a note from a doctor is required; but this cannot be provided by a GP. Aside from the fact that parents/guardians are responsible for excusing their children from school, GPs cannot provide retrospective sickness certification. When a child suffers from a long-term condition, any certification will be provided by the responsible specialist.
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