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Newnham SurgeryTel: 01594 516241
Westbury SurgeryTel: 01594 516241
Blood tests can be arranged with our phlebotomist on the following days:-
The practice provides full maternity care with weekly antenatal clinics run by our community midwife at Newnham Surgery.
Friday mornings 9.30am-11.00am by appointment
The Health visiting Team are based at Cinderford Health Centre.
To contact the Health Visitor telephone: 01594 598003
The team are:
Hilary Lonie - Health Visitor
Liz Davis - Health Visitor
Lisa Wallett - Health Visitor
Lisa Irwin - Public Health Nurse
Sue Jenkins - Community Nursery Nurse
Tracey Gardiner - Community Nursery Nurse
Well Baby Clinics are held at the following venues:
Drybrook Surgery -Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 1.20pm-2.30pm
Mitcheldean Surgery - Every 2nd and 4th Monday from 9.30am-11.30am
Hilltop Children Center Cinderford - Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 9.20am-11.30am
Newent Health Centre - Every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 9.20am-11.30am
The clinics are ran by the Community Nursery Nurses
The surgery provides contraceptive advice in normal surgery hours. Any doctors, or the practice nurse, will be able to help you in your choice of contraception.
Practice Nurse Services
Our Practice Nurses offer the following services amongst others:
Enquire at Reception for details.
If you have any questions relating to travel vacinations, please fill out the Travel Health questionnaire below and either send or bring the form to the surgery.
An appointment may be made with the nurse approximately one week later. Please be aware that we may signpost you to a local Travel Clinic as we concentrate more on core NHS services in future.
Please ensure that you allow sufficient time prior to your travel - allow at least 6 weeks prior to travel to submit the form for assessment, otherwise it may be too late for any vaccinations to be fully effective.
Provision of anti malarial and non-NHS vaccinations will now be directed to external travel clinics.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial contact with the appropriate information as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - Vaccines may have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Vaccines should normally be administered at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work effectively.
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. For these you will be advised and directed to a travel clinic.
Boots, High Street, Cheltenham. 01242 527084
Pavillion Travel Clinic, 153a Stroud Road, Gloucester, GL1 5JJ, 01452 876150
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse. Please ensure that you allow sufficient time prior to your travel - allow at least 6 weeks prior to travel to submit the form to allow time for vaccinations and booking appointments.
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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