299 Bromyard RoadWorcester, WR2 5FBTel: 01905 421688
Please remember that doctors and nurses take holidays and have other professional commitments outside the practice and it will not always be possible to offer an appointment on your preferred day.
In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with a practice nurse rather than a doctor. Practice nurses are qualified to deal with many ailments and you may be seen more quickly.
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. We have a dedicated phone line open 24/7 on 01905 740004. You can also cancel your appointment logging in via the website using your personal ID and password.
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 after 08:15 and preferably before 10:00. Please use the number 01905 423612.
Visits are usually made after morning surgery between 12:00 - 14:00.
Home visits are made at the discretion of the doctor. The criteria for home visits include terminally ill, elderly housebound patients or if you are too ill to attend the surgery. 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.
We are a teaching practice. We are involved in the general medical training of qualified doctors (known as FY2 doctors) and in specialist registrar training for doctors who want to become GP's. The specialist registrars are fully qualified doctors who are with us for one year. They are not students and have several years of postgraduate experience.
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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