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2 The CrescentNorthampton, NN1 4SBTel: 01604 713 434
Services Available Under the NHS GP Contract (GMS):
Ongoing treatment and care to registered/temporary patients including:
The Advanced Nurse Practitioner performs all general nursing duties, plus:
The primary health care assistant can carry out the following duties under the direct supervision of the medical and nursing staff.
District nurses are available to visit and care for elderly or ill people too unwell to attend surgery. They are contactable by telephoning: 03007770002.
The Health Visitor
The Health Visitors are specially trained in the care of mothers and children. They hold regular child health /Immunisation clinics in the surgery. Patients can contact the Health Visitor by telephoning: 03001111022, option 4.
The midwife holds a weekly antenatal clinic by appointment. She works together with the doctors to care for expectant mothers during pregnancy and confinement, appointments can be booked via reception.
Counseling and treatment for mental health problems can be organised via your GP. Our counsellor holds regular sessions here at the surgery.
Referrals to our social prescriber can be made via a clinician. She can help with many aspects including, support groups, health walks, confidence, housing, form filling, befriending etc
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment six weeks in advance with our ANP 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.
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 a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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.
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.
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)
Med 3 is not required for the first 7 days.
No med 3 will be provided by General Practice for self isolation past 7 days. Self -isolation note is available from :-
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