SERVICES

 

 

HOW TO...

 

Request a home visit


The doctor may telephone you to assess whether a visit is required, and may either give advice, arrange a surgery appointment or a home visit as is deemed appropriate.

 

A doctor or nurse can see many more patients in the surgery in the same time it takes to visit one patient at home, and the full facilities for examination are available only in the surgery.

 

Therefore, we offer home visits only to patients who the doctor or nurse feel are too ill to attend the surgery or who are registered as housebound.

 

We will not visit on the grounds of convenience, as this is unfair on other patients who would have to forego having an appointment in the surgery.

 

We expect patients to make arrangements for travel to and from the surgery. If you feel that you meet the criteria for a home visit, please ring before 10:30 am.

Obtain test results


Blood test results are usually (but not always) available five working days after the day of the test. X-rays may take two to three weeks, and cervical smears up to eight weeks.

 

You will be notified immediately if there is any abnormality which needs further action.

 

Lab tests online


Obtain a sick note


A medical fit note has replaced the sick note. It is not required for the first seven days of sickness.

 

You covered by Self Certification Form SC2

 

This form is used by an employee to provide their employer with details of sick absences of 4 or more days in a row. GP's are not obliged to issue fit notes for periods of sickness of less than seven days duration.

 

If you are likely to be off work for longer than seven days, you will need to see a doctor to ask for a fit note. If you require a repeat fit note, please ask the reception staff as you may not require an appointment for this.

 

Statement of fitness for work (fit note)                  

 

Fit Note Sample


Register with the practice


Please ask at reception for our current criteria for accepting new patients onto the practice list.

 

We will ask you to fill a registration form and attend a new patient medical before we can accept you onto the list.

 

Change personal details


If you change either your name, address or telephone contact details, please contact the practice either in person, by telephone or by email, so that we can make the necessary alterations to your records.

 

Log on to patient access to update your personal details


Arrange a medical


If you wish to have a general health assessment, please ask the receptionist.

 

If you require a medical for a HGV license, taxi license or anything similar, you will need to see a doctor.


Have a form filled


If you require a form to be filled, such as for the cancellation of a holiday

on medical grounds, you can leave these at reception.

 

There will usually be a charge for all private forms of this nature,

for which your insurance company will ask that you pay.

 

Please allow two weeks for completion.

 

Regular Clinics

 

We offer a number of different regular clinics providing a wide range of services.

 

We are always looking for ways to improve our range of services.

 

 

SERVICES

 

Some services are more infrequent than others.


Doctors


Coil fitting

 

Contraceptive implant fitting

 

HGV Medical  - DVLA medical examination D4 form

 

Joint injections  

 

Joint Injection Consent  - form

 

Minor Surgery  - leaflet

 

Minor Surgery Consent  - form


Taxi Medical  - Tameside Hackney licence medical form


Please see the About Us link for more information on which

doctors perform specific tasks.


Nurses


Anticoagulant clinic (Wednesday morning 09:30 to 11:00)

 

Asthma monitoring

 

Blood pressure checks & monitoring

 

Blood tests

 

Cervical smears

 

Chronic disease management

 

Contraceptive monitoring

 

Cryotherapy

 

Diabetes monitoring

 

Diet advice

 

Ear Irrigation (syringing)

 

Otex Combi Pack (alternative affective method to ear irrigation

which can be bought over the counter and is recommended)

 

ECG (heart tracing)

 

Minor illness clinic

 

New patient medicals, screening and testing


Smoking cessation clinic

 

Spirometry


Travel Health Advice


Vaccinations & childhood immunisations


Weight monitoring

 

 

OTHER SERVICES

 

Physiotherapy


You can now self refer yourself for physiotherapy by completing and sending

off the attached physiotherapy self referral form.

 

Physiotherapy Self Referral            Physiotherapy guide


Podiatrist


Monthly sessions are available for diabetic patients, providing advice on foot care.  

 

Foot health guide

 

Counselling

 

For one to one counselling, you can self refer yourself to the

Topaz Wellbeing Centre

 

They can be contacted on 0161 330 9223.

 

Counselling guide            Mental health guide


Health Visitors


Provide a service revolving around the needs of children

and parents from soon after birth.

 

They can be seen by referral from a doctor or nurse or seen

at a drop in service on Thursday afternoons.

 

Their contact is 0161 366 2229.

 

healthvisitors.com

 

Birth to Five Book            The Red Book


Midwife


Maria Adams offers regular antenatal care for expectant mothers on Tuesday.

 

You no longer need to see the doctor for a referral to hospital.

 

Please book to see Maria, who will make all the necessary arrangements, including the referral.

 

However, if you do not wish to continue with the pregnancy, you must see a doctor to discuss this.

 

Maria can be contacted on 0161 331 6159.

 

The pregnancy care planner            The Pregnancy Book


District Nurses


The district nurses are based at the Ann Street Clinic.

 

They offer a wide range of services including dressing changes

and the injection of prescribed medicines.

 

They can be contacted on 0161 366 2243.