Prospect SurgeryOssett Health VillageKingswayOssett, WF5 8DFTel: 01924 274123
Clinics & Services
In addition to routine appointments we offer the following specific services with our doctors and nurses:
Services that can be booked directly with a practice nurse:
Asthma Care - treatment, checking use of devices, breathing tests and lifestyle issues.
Cervical Smears - this is a very important screening test to check the health of the cervix.
Doctor Led Services:
You may be aware that in line with our long standing commitment for over 20 years all practices are now required to provide all their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to you.
All patients are allocated a named GP who is responsible for your overall care at this practice, please contact the practice if you wish to check who this is, if at any time your preference as to which GP that is changes, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.
Certain types of medical certificates, medical examinations or information for third parties requested by patients are not provided free under the NHS. Details of fees are available at reception. Please note you will be asked to leave a £10 deposit when requesting non NHS services.
Sometimes employers ask their employees to obtain medical certificates from the doctor during their first week of absence. You are allowed to complete a self-certification for the first week and there is no contractual obligation placed on the NHS doctors to certify such absence. Therefore, if such a sick note is required, a charge will be made for the issue of a private sickness certificate.
Further information available via this link Why Do GP's Charge Fees?
Did you know you can access services on-line? You can book and cancel appointments, order repeat medication and access a summary of your medical record.
You can do this by completing an application form, providing two forms of identification, one containing a photograph.
Online Access Patient Information
Referrals to Other Services
Following your appointment with the surgery you may be offered or require onward referral to another service.
Some services you can access either without the need to see a doctor see are Appointments and Health & Wellbeing Section for more information.
You may be contacted direct regarding certain referrals that are made.
The Referral Information & Support Hub (TRISH)
For most referrals you will receive a telephone call from TRISH who will discuss your options and arrange your appointment with you.
Full information can be found in this leaflet TRISH Patient Information Leaflet
It is therefore important you update us with your current contact details whenever they change.
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.
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).
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.
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 DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need complete a Travel Vaccination Risk Assessment Form and then make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Vaccinations should be given approximately 6 weeks before you travel, however can be given up to 2 weeks prior to travel if necessary.
Please complete and submit the Travel Vaccination Risk Assessment Form below as fully as possible to the best of your knowledge, ideally at least 8 weeks prior to travel. Please ensure you include a daytime telephone number as the nurse may need to contact you.
When completed bring to surgery and make an appointment to see the Practice Nurse giving the nurse enough time to research what vaccinations are required.
If you require malaria tablets due to your destination this will be a private prescription costing £20.00. There will then be additional costs when purchasing the medication from your chosen pharmacy. There are also a limited number of vaccinations not available on the NHS for which there would be a charge, you would be informed of this and payment due prior to treatment commencing
We also offer Yellow Fever vaccination with a fee of £65.00. This is also available to patients who are not registered with us. Please contact surgery if you wish to make an appointment for this.
If we are unable to provide an appointment, or vaccinations are needed less than 2 weeks prior to travel, then it may be necessary to contact MASTA.
MASTA provide professional travel health advice on vaccines and immunisations as well as Malaria and Yellow Fever. (Charges will apply)
www.masta-travel -health.com Tel: 0330 100 4131
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please complete the attached travel questionnaire to the best of your knowledge. Please include your telephone number as the nurse may need to contact you.
Travel Vaccination Risk Assessment
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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