Practice Clinics & Services

To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our reception staff.


Clinics

The following Clinics are available at the Practice by appointment:

Clinic Name

Day

Time

Antenatal

Monday

2.00pm - 3.30pm

Well Baby

Wednesday

1.30pm - 2.45pm

Well Women Checks (Smears)

By Appointment only

Health Checks

By Appointment only

Asthma

Tuesdays

3.00pm - 4.45pm

Emphysema

Alt. Thursdays

1.30pm - 3.00pm

Diabetes

Alt. Thursdays

1.30pm - 3.00pm

Heart Disease / Hypertension

Alt. Wednesdays

2.00pm - 3.30pm

Health Promotion & Well Person Checks

The practice is actively engaged in health promotion.

In particular we can arrange; primary prevention e.g., advice on smoking, diet & exercise and immunisations both adult and childhood; screening, e.g., blood pressure checks, cholesterol estimations, cervical smears, travel advice and vaccines etc.

If you would like to discuss any of these please see one of our nurses.

Practice Nursing Services

Practice Nurses / Midwife

Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:

  • Maternity Care (including antenatal, postnatal care and baby care)
  • Chronic Disease Checks
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • CHD
  • First aid advice, Blood and Urine Tests, Dressings, removal of stitches etc
  • Ear syringing
  • Adult and Childhood Immunisations
  • Travel Immunisations
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Cervical Smears / Contraception Services
  • Family Planning
  • Health Promotion e.g., dietary advice and advice on smoking
  • Advice on Diet
  • Post Natal Exams
  • Spirometry (lung function tests)
  • New Patient Screening

Healthcare Assistant

Our Healthcare Assistant supports the Nurses and the Practice by providing a phlebotomy service (talking blood samples) for testing. She is also responsible for running our health check clinic that enables us to identify and then initiate preventative measures to help reduce the risk to those patients who may otherwise develop illnesses in the future.

District Nurses

The District Nurse is available to see you in your home and help with dressings and removal of sutures, advice and care of the acutely and chronically sick and terminally ill and advice on incontinence and supplying pads and other aids.

Health Visitor

The Health Visitor can be contacted at West Chadsmoor Clinic on Cannock 879787.  She is available to help with health matters relating to the under-5’s e.g. feeding difficulties, sleep problems.  She runs the Child Surveillance Clinic, held at the surgery each week.

Community Midwife

The Midwife provides care for mothers before and after delivery and care for the baby during the first fortnight of life. She works with the Doctors at the antenatal clinic held at the surgery on Monday at 2pm each week.

Community Psychiatric Nurse

The Community Psychiatric Nurse provides a counselling Service at the surgery by appointment. Patients will need to be referred to this through one of the GPs.

Private Non-NHS Work

Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)

Certain services provided by the Doctors are not covered by the NHS and fees are payable for such items as:

  • HGV & PSV licences
  • Elderly driver licences       
  • Insurance
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Private certificates          
  • Holiday vaccinations
  • Insurance claims           
  • Fitness for sports

Please ask the receptionist for such services. Charges are payable at the time of attendance, and the BMA recommended scale of fees is on display at the reception desk. For further information please see Why do GP’s charge?

A current list of fees is displayed in our Waiting Area. It you have any queries regarding these, please enquire at Reception.

Medical Certificates

Self-certificates are available from your employer for sickness of up to one week. Any certificate required from the Doctor for periods up to the first week can only be provided as a private certificate for which there is a charge.

Practice Services

In addition to the Essential Services provided by the practice, the practice also provides the following additional services:

In addition, Community physiotherapy, chiropody and occupational therapy can be arranged locally by the Doctors.

Sickness Certificates

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 www.gov.uk website.

Evidence that you are sick

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

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 www.gov.uk website (where this information was sourced)

Services for Young People

The Practice has a sensitive and confidential approach with young people.

If you have any concerns relating to your health, please arrange an appointment with the Practice Nurse or one of the Doctors.

Please see our 'Teenage Health Advice & Services' page for further information.

Travel Vaccinations

We offer a full range of vaccinations for foreign travel. For all advice and information regarding foreign travel please see our Travel page.

Most travel vaccinations provide to patient are under NHS expense which is free of charge. Our Practice Nurse is fully qualified and experienced. We offer readily available appointment for travel vaccination every week.