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Purton SurgeryTel: 01793 770 207
Green Gable SurgeryTel: 01793 752 633
Hay fever medication.
Reminder that the NHS does not support the prescribing of hay fever medication. Most hay fever medication can be purchased over the counter from pharmacies, supermarkets & reputable online retailers at very reasonable prices.
Please speak to your local pharmacy for advice.
Our nurses are trained to provide a wide range of services, eg immunisations, wound care and cervical screening. Pam is also a trained family planning nurse.
Nurse Joanna Griffin
All diabetics who are not regularly monitored at the hospital will be invited to attend this clinic on a regular basis. Progress should be carefully monitored to reduce the long term risks associated with diabetes, such as heart disease and deteriorating eyesight.
Nurse Rachel Kemp
We have a trained asthma nurse who holds regular clinics. Regular monitoring of asthmatics is recommended and you are advised to make appointments at the clinic.
The Surgery has a well equipped treatment room and Dr Chandran is trained in a range of minor surgical procedures. Appointments for a minor operation should only be made after an initial consultation with Dr Chandran.
This service is available at Purton Surgery only. Ladies considering a coil need to see a GP initially to confirm suitability. It is the important to have some routine swabs 2 weeks before fitting.
This service is available at the surgery. Ladies considering an implanon need to see either Dr Chandran or Dr Gomara initially to discuss suitability. This can then be performed in a minor operation appointment.
A Child Health and Immunisation clinic is held every week at Purton Surgery and every other week at Cricklade Surgery.
Our Health Visitor provides a service to promote physical and mental health to families with young children by providing advice, information and support. You can contact the Health Visitors on 0300 247 0090
The community nurses provide nursing care for people who are housebound. You would need to speak to a Doctor if you need to be passed on to the District Nurses.
If you are newly pregnant, please call the surgery to book an appointment with the midwife. If you need to speak to a midwife, they can be contacted at the Community Midwifery Department at The Great Western Hospital on 01793 604020.
Patients should be aware that fees are charged for non-NHS work. These include private certificates, some travel vaccinations, insurance reports and medicals, employment and HGV medicals etc. Fees are charged in accordance with BMA guidelines. Please ask at reception for details.
You are entitled to ask or arrange for a chaperone to be present during intimate examinations. You may either choose to ask a friend or relative to be present or ask the practice to provide a chaperone. Please ask in advance if you wish the practice to provide a chaperone. If the practice is unable to provide a chaperone at the time of your examination, you may be asked to re-book your appointment for a time when a chaperone is available.
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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