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 open 9.00-12.00 on Saturday mornings at 2 Goldington Road and offer routine appointments with both the Doctors and the Nurses. If you need to call on a Saturday to cancel your appointment, please call 01234 262322.
All routine doctors' appointments are of 10 minutes duration. We have recently reviewed our appointment system and now offer a selection of pre bookable appointments up to 14 days ahead, together with book on the day appointments which can be booked at 8am for the morning and 1.30pm for the afternoon.
We also offer book on the day appointments with the Advanced Nurse Practitioner and the Minor Illness Nurse.
All the doctors offer telephone consultations throughout the day, some can be booked in advance, and some are available to book on the day. If you think your matter can be dealt with via a telephone consultation, please contact reception to book the phone call.
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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