Our Nursing team are available by appointment from Monday to Friday and their services include:
All the doctors at Capelfield provide regular antenatal and postnatal checks. Antenatal classes are held at some local halls (Health Visitors have details: 020 8979 6464 ext. 226). The National Childbirth Trust is active in our area giving extra support.
We provide all the normal contraceptive services including pill checks, IUCD/IUS (coil) fittings and injectable contraception, click here for a leaflet. We advise all women between the ages of 25 and 65 to have routine cervical smears every 3 to 5 years. A computerised call and recall system is operated on our behalf by the Primary Care Support Services. Please see a doctor if you need advice on: breast screening, preparing for pregnancy, fertility, the menopause, hormone replacement therapy and period problems. Information is also available on the Family Planning Association website www.fpa.org.uk/
We run regular vaccination clinics. Please see our Vaccination Schedule for detailed information.
This clinic is run by the Practice Nurses and aims to provide optimum symptom control and appropriate education for our asthmatic patients. We offer a yearly check-up for all asthmatics on regular medication.
The practice runs diabetic clinics which are available to all our diabetic patients to help maximise their effective control and reduce the risk of complications associated with diabetes.
A service is available for removal of benign lesions that are itching, bleeding or catching. Please see a GP for initial assessment.
The District Nursing team (who are employed by Central Surrey Health) are qualified nurses who have been specially trained to assess and give skilled nursing care in patients homes for those who are unable to get to the surgery. Examples of services provided are: wound and skin care, post surgical care, bowel and bladder care, diabetic care, care of acutely ill and terminally ill patients, chemotherapy, and liaison with other specialist nurses. They can be contacted between 08:30 and 16:30 on 020 8972 9412. If they are not there please leave a message on the answerphone.
The Health Visitors are all qualified nurses who are part of the 0-19 Team. They provide services to expectant mothers, families and children 0-19 years. Examples of services include postnatal support, child development, children with complex health needs, domestic abuse and safeguarding. They can be contacted on 020 8979 6464
To identify which vaccinations you require, please either click on the countries listed below or visit the following website: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
Patients may wish to contact/visit a travel clinic for vaccine availability as we only offer NHS travel vaccinations at our surgery. Our two main travel clinics are located at: Superdrug in Guildford Town Centre or the Travel Clinic at Waterloo Train Station
We require 6 weeks notice and ask that all patients requiring travel vaccinationscomplete a questionnaire before requesting an appointment. These forms are available from reception at the surgery or can be downloaded. Please consult with a Practice Nurse at your earliest convenience for advice regarding travel and necessarry vaccinations. Some vaccines can take several weeks to administer.
One appointment per patient. We only offer NHS free vaccinations at our practice, these are: Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Cholera.
If you fall unwell during your holidays and need medical assistance, contact your insurance company straight away. They will then contact us and we will prioritise your claim. Please note that a fee is payable from your insurance company prior to your claim being dealt with. Insurance companies have the facility to expedite payment in such circumstances. Please feel free to contact the surgery to find out the progress of any claims.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel Health Questionnaire
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)
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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