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These clinics are run by our GPs and our practice nurses. The clinics provide the ideal opportunity to ensure that you and your child are progressing well eight weeks following delivery. We offer the facility to ensure that your child is fully immunised in line with the national recommended vaccine schedule. We invite you to attend all three appointments at the same time to reduce the frequency with which busy new mothers need to attend the surgery.
Expectant mothers who have taken a positive pregnancy test at home should contact the Community Midwife Centre directly on 01522 573772 for their initial appointment.
Our blood clinic drop in service runs every Tuesday and Friday morning 8.30am until 12pm. No appointment is required. If you require a routine blood test you will be contacted by the surgery and ask to attend either of the drop in clinics.
Our nursing team is able to offer advice and regular health checks to patients diagnosed with asthma, diabetes, chronic lung disease or heart disease.
Our GPs and nurses are able to offer patients advice regarding contraception as well as being able to perform long acting reversible contraception procedures including coil and implant fittings.
Our Health Care Support team are able to offer advice and support to patients who wish to give up smoking.
Based at Gainsborough Health Centre and can be contacted on 01427 810442.
The Health Visiting Team based at Birchwood Health Centre can be contacted on 01522 691711.
Patients who are currently receiving anti-coagulation treatment can attend our in house Warfarin Clinic. Sandra and Suzanne run this clinic on Wednesdays from both Saxilby and Skellingthorpe sites and provide a flexible service to all that require Warfarin treatment. Home visits can also be arranged in certain circumstances.
The Glebe Practice is pleased to be able to offer our patients access to routine GP appointments at evenings and weekends.
The new service is part of an extended access service which has been commissioned by NHS Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group.
The appointments will also be available on bank holidays and across the Easter, Christmas and New Year periods
Extended hours appointments are for pre-bookable non-urgent appointments.
For urgent matters at evenings and weekends, patients will continue to access the GP Out of Hours Services at Lincoln County Hospital via NHS 111 or the Minor Injuries Unit at John Coupland Hospital.
The service is being delivered by a collaboration of GP practices in the area. If a patient wishes to attend an extended hours appointment, they will need to travel to another local GP practice or a central GP practice hub and will not see their own GP.
Ultimately, this is about allowing a patient to see a GP or practice nurse at a time that is convenient to them.
To arrange an appointment or for more information on when and where appointments are available, speak to the practice receptionist or member of the practice team
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.
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.
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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