London Medical PracticeAspen CentreHorton RoadGloucester, GL1 3PXTel: 01452 337777
Once your pregnancy is confirmed, please make an appointment with the midwife. Your care will be undertaken by the practice midwife. After your baby is born, you will be seen initially by the midwife and thereafter by the health visitor.
Lisa Stoddart our Diabetes Specialist Nurse runs the diabetes clinics. Annual checks are made on non-insulin diabetics and routine queries can be made to the nurses. Insulin-dependent diabetics may be referred for care by the community or hospital specialist diabetic team.
The practice nurses, are responsible for the programme of annual asthma and COPD checks.
The practice nurses, under Dr Jarvis, are responsible for the programme of annual health checks which are recommended for people with previous heart disease, stroke, kidney disorders or mental health problems. Please ask at the practice if you feel that you should have been offered such a check but have not.
We recommend that people with hypertension should have a blood pressure check every 6 months, or more often if it is uncontrolled. The checks can be undertaken by any member of our nursing team.
Immunisations and vaccinations are available by appointment with the practice nurses. Please ask for advice. A full range of travel vaccinations and anti-malarial drugs is available at the surgery.
A minor surgery clinic is held by Dr Jarvis.
Dr Jarvis performs a number of different joint injections.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to fill in the attached travel health questionnaire below. Our Nurse will then determine what vaccinations are required and will contact you to arrange an appointment.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel. some vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your 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.
We are now a yellow fever vaccination centre and can offer these privately including to non-registered patients. Please contact our Reception for further details.
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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