2 Goldington RoadTel: 01234 351341
147A Church LaneTel: 01234 351341
Appointments can be booked in person, by telephone or online via the above link If you have already registered for SystmOnline.
We are now offering appointments on Tuesdays until 19:30, and also 09:00 – 12:00 on Saturday mornings at 2 Goldington Road only.
During these hours patients can pre-book for routine appointments with both the doctors and nurses.
All routine consultations are of 10 minutes duration. If you need to be seen as an emergency, appointments are available every day with the on-call doctor and should be for one problem only. Please contact the surgery to arrange this appointment.
The surgery reception is open from 08:00 – 18:30 (19:30 on a Tuesday) and Saturday mornings 09:00 – 12:00. If you have an appointment during one of these "extended hours" sessions and need to cancel at the last minute, please note that you will not be able to contact the surgery via the normal phone number, but you will need to call in on 01234 262322.
If a doctor is consulting on a specific day, you will be able to book an appointment either prior to that day or on the day itself (only, of course, until all the appointments have been used). The doctors will see all patients who need to be seen on that day. We also offer on–the–day appointments with our Minor Illness Nurse.
All the doctors offer telephone consultations at the end of their morning surgeries. If you would like to take advantage of this, please ask the receptionist to add your name to the doctor's list.
Appointments may be made with or visits undertaken by any of the partners and their assistants who are available. If you require a consultation with particular doctor you may have to book ahead.
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.
Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 11am whenever possible.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls
You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.
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).
From time to time we have medical students attached to us, supervised by one of the Partners. You will be informed about the student at the time, and you are under no obligation to have him/her present during your consultation, to take your medical history or to examine you.
However, we invite you to participate in this medical training, and patients have often valued the contribution made by the student.
You can now register to receive information by text message on your phone regarding appointments and health care.
If you wish to register for this messaging service please fill out the consent form.
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