Chronic Disease Management
The practice nurses run clinics for the management and review of patients’ chronic conditions, including heart and respiratory conditions. If you suffer from any of these conditions you will receive a letter invitation to attend a clinic at the appropriate intervals. These run at various times throughout the week, however you don’t need to wait until you receive your invitation to attend. You can book an appointment at any time by contacting reception. Some of the reviews will require you to attend for a blood test prior to being seen in the clinic. The receptionist will advise of this when you are making your appointment.
The treatment room operates Monday to Friday mornings from 9.00am until 10.30am. The community nursing team can be consulted for wound management, dressings, injections and ear syringing.
Absence from work due to illness for up to one week does NOT require a medical certificate from your doctor. You should obtain a self-certificate from your employer. Alternatively, you can download a self certificate by clicking here. Self certification is legally binding. Your employer MUST accept this as a form of notification of sickness absence for up to 7 consecutive days. If your employer insists on a medical certificate from a GP for absence from work from day 1 up to and including day 7, this will be classed as a non-NHS service and may be subject to a charge. Any absence over one week from work will need a medical certificate from your doctor.