Clinics & Services

In addition to general medical consultations we are pleased to be able to provide specialist clinics and services covering the following areas:

  • Antenatal clinic – run by the midwife on Wednesday mornings. The doctor is available for consultation should the need arise.

 

  • Mother and baby clinics – run separately. We offer a full range of vaccinations, developmental assessments and post-natal checks.  Both mother and baby will be invited in for an appointment.

 

  • Asthma and diabetic clinics – run by an experienced practice nurse. The doctor is available should the need arise.

 

  • Flu vaccine clinic – held from September and is recommended for patients aged 65 and over, as well as those who have medical needs.

 

  • Travel vaccinations – we offer a travel vaccine service. Please plan at least two months ahead of your travels and make an appointment with the nurse.  There may be a charge for some vaccines.

  • Our Yellow Fever Clinic is currently suspended until further notice and the nearest Surgery offering Yellow Fever vaccinations is now Harold Road Surgery. Please contact them directly for advice on 01424 720878.
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  • Contraception – we offer a full range of contraception services and pre-conceptual advice. If you need emergency contraception please ask for a same day appointment, either with the doctor or nurse.

 

  • Counselling – There is a counsellor attached to the practice that patients can be referred to through the doctor.

  • Ear Microsuction – Dr Namvar provides an ear microscution clinic which doctors in the area can refer patients to. Prior to this any patient referred had to travel to Bexhill or Rye.

 

 

Fit note (Sickness Certificates)

You do not require a doctor’s Fit Note 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)

Non-NHS services

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Passport signing
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Vaccination certificates


The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
 

**Our practice does not complete the medical proforma in relation to any applications for firearms/shotgun license or a renewal of a license.

Please find a list and prices of our Non-NHS Services here.

Travel Vaccinations

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within the countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible – at least 8 weeks before you travel – as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

Please complete the Travel Vaccination Form and send it to the practice.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ADVICE

Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has either a high temperature or a new, continuous cough or loss/change to sense of smell or taste.

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