Clinics and Services
There are a number of general medical services that are available during normal working hours under the NHS contract:
- General management of medical conditions
- Health promotion advice
- Emergency care if appropriate
- Referrals for other services, if appropriate
- Urgently required care for temporary residents
- Cervical screening
- Contraceptive services
- Vaccinations and immunisations
- Child health surveillance
- Maternity services
- Minor surgery procedures
- Chronic disease management
- Mental health link worker
- Stop smoking advisor
- Health trainer
- Registered patients aged 16 -75 who have not been seen for 3 years may request a consultation.
- Registered patients aged over 75 years who have not been seen in the previous 12 months may request a consultation.
If you are unable to attend the surgery for these checks because of your medical condition, a home visit may be arranged.
NHS Health Checks
NHS Health Check is a National program that offers checks to patients between the ages of 40 and 74, once every five years.
The purpose of this is to assess the risk of you developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease and offer advice, help and support about what you can do to reduce the risks.
The appointment should last no longer than 30 minutes and will be based on straightforward tests and questions.
Suffolk County Council (who commission the NHS health checks service) writes to eligible patients with information of how to make an appointment.
Many of the above services are now available on Monday, Thursday & Friday evenings from 18:30 – 08:00. Please contact reception for more details.
We all get ill every now and then and may require time off from work. If you require a sick note, you may request one online.
Here are a few facts and rules you need to know:
- For the first 7 days of your illness you can self-certificate, which means that you do not need to see a doctor for a sick note. Please see our self certification form.
- Self certification means that you can tell your employer that you are sick and cannot work.
- 7 days self certification is the law and your employer should accept this. They do not require evidence from your doctor about your illness in the first 7 days.
- If on the 7th day you are still unable to work you will need a sick note from the doctor.
- Doctors are not able to issue a sick not if they have not already seen you about this problem.
- If you have been off work for more than 4 days in a row you may be able to claim statutory sick pay and should ask your employer for a Sc2 form or download one from the government website.