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Stanmore House SurgeryLinden AvenueKidderminsterWorcestershire, DY10 3AATel: 01562 822647
There is heightened coverage around the recent Coronavirus outbreak around the world, which is now severely impacting on the UK and the NHS.
Unfortunately fraudsters are targeting these circumstances to take advantage of public fear and concern.
We have been made aware that our patients are receiving phone calls, texts and letters from fraudsters. They will try and obtain your personal details and in particular your NHS number.
Scammers are sophisticated, opportunistic and will try many ways to get the information they want. They often target the vulnerable.
If you are suspicious, do not give any details over the phone, hang up and then ring your GP Practice to confirm.
Our highly qualified nurses deal with a range of conditions and health concerns. They examine patients, make a diagnosis and can plan care. They work together with the doctors so that they can offer more expertise in many areas of disease management such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, COPD and asthma. For an appointment or further details, please call our main Stanmore House Surgery on (01562) 822647.
Patients will be directed by the reception team to the nearest Childrens Centre in order to make a booking to see a midwife.
All new babies are invited for regular routine immunisations and necessary developmental checks. A 6-week check is done by the patient’s registered GP.
Minor operations are performed in our treatment room on Fridays. Please discuss with your doctor who will then arrange for you to be given an appointment.
All diabetics on our register are invited for annual checks. Regular six month reviews of diabetic control are encouraged, as good control of diabetes helps avoid long-term complications.
Patients are taught how to use their inhaler devices correctly and how to control their symptoms and monitor their progress.
We are a registered practice for all overseas injections including Yellow Fever.
This clinic is run by our practice nurses.
HRT/Pill checks are carried out by the practice nurses or the GPs in normal surgeries. All contraceptive services are free. We will always offer you a same day appointment for emergency contraception.
Patients referred from clinics for blood tests will be seen via appointment.
Counselling is to help you work through a wide range of personal and family difficulties. A referral is by the doctor or nurse Practitioner.
Do you look after someone?
You could be looking after a family member, friend or neighbour of any age, who through physical or mental illness, disability, addiction or frailty cannot manage without your help. If so, you are a carer, and your surgery can offer you support from the GP Carer Support Adviser. Even if you don’t see yourself as a ‘carer’, if you are looking after someone who could not cope without your support, help is available.
Carers will be offered a convenient appointment with a GP Carer Support Adviser, at the surgery or at home. The service is designed to reach out to carers, telling them about the support available and looking at numerous issues including social isolation, housing, legal issues, accessing correct benefits and arranging respite care, for example. The service is free and confidential. The GP Carer Support Adviser will treat you in a friendly and understanding way, with no pressure – you can take things at your own pace.
Throughout the UK approximately six thousand new people per day are identified as carers. Carers are twice as likely to suffer ill health as those who do not have caring responsibilities. Caring for someone can be very rewarding, but people who provide care can find their own needs are neglected. The demands of caring can affect carers’ employment, finances and relationships, and have a detrimental effect on their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
If you would like to speak to a Carer Support Adviser, please ask your doctor or another member of surgery staff to make a referral, or call this number for more information: 01905 751 349.
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 8 weeks before you travel as a second appointment may be required with the practice nurse. Some 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 not available on the NHS and these incur a charge.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse. Note: Please remember to arrange your appointment with the nurse after submitting the form online.
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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