Birches Head Medical CentreTel: 01782 948998
Hulton House SurgeryTel: 01782 948990
Did you know that Dr Vellaturi can now fit and remove contraceptive implants? Please book an appointment with the Nurse for a chat regarding this service.
Antenatal clinics are held on Wednesday mornings, by the midwife. Postnatal reviews done by doctor please contact reception to arrange appointments.
We recommend full immunisations for all babies and pre-school children.
It is Government policy that all patients over the age of 65 years, those with chronic diseases such as heart, chest and kidney diseases and those suffering with diabetes, asthma or immuno-supression receive an annual ‘flu vaccination. Vaccinations are given annually, normally between September and December.
The practice Nurses are available to give advice to patients planning to travel abroad. Please make an appointment with a Nurse to discuss your needs.
We hold regular dedicated asthma clinics where your condition can be monitored and advice given to you.
We offer advice to all patients regarding smoking cessation programmes and have QUIT 51 smoking team in Surgery to help give you the best support and care to help you to stop smoking. please contact them below to make an appointment at our surgery.
Call 0800 622 6968
Text smokefree to 66777
The Doctors carry out a wide range of minor surgery procedures. If you have a wart or a mole you want removing please book in with Dr Upputuri to see if you can be added onto our Minor Operations list.
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 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 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).
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)
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