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FLU VACCINATION CLINICS

This year the practice is offering two different vaccinations, based on the latest guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

We will be offering the Fluad vaccination to all patients aged 65 (on or before 31/3/2019) as this has shown to be the most effective for this age group.

For all patients not in this age group, who are eligible for an NHS vaccine, we will be offering Quadrivalent vaccination which offers protection from four different strains of flu.  This is based on the World Health Organisation's recommendation for the 2018/19 season.

We are now taking bookings for flu vaccinations - please contact Reception on 01948 662033 to book your appointment.

EMERGENCY & URGENT TREATMENT

The practice offers a Telephone Access appointment for all patients who require an urgent (same day) appointment. 

We are also fortunate in Whitchurch to have a Minor Injuries Unit based at Whitchurch Community Hospital.  The minor injuries nurses can see you for sprains, lacerations, head injury advice, bites etc.  The unit is currently open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday.

ONLINE SERVICES

We are pleased to announce that you can  order your repeat medication,book appointments, look at a summary of your medical records, update your personal details ie address, telephone number online. 

To register for this service visit Patient Access 

 

MEDICATION REVIEWS

Please remember that you can book your appointment for a review of your repeat prescription drugs up to four weeks in advance.

Please see the bottom of your repeat prescription slip for the date of your next review.

If you attend a chronic disease clinic ie. heart, asthma, diabetes, your medication review will be done at this appointment.

 

PATIENT GROUP

Please see the link on the right hand side of the page with reference to the Whitchurch & District Patient Group

 

FRIENDS & FAMILY TEST

If you wish to feedback on the service you have received at the practice, we have some feedback cards in reception or you may receive a text message following your appointment.

All feedback is used to improve and develop our services further

Non-NHS Fees

The National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions: sometimes the charge is made to cover some of the cost of treatment, ie. dental fees or in other cases, it is because the service is not covered by the NHS ie. insurance reports, passport forms, letters for employers etc

In recent years more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work. Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to ensure that information provided to them is true and accurate.   

Please note:

  • We try and ensure that all forms are completed within seven working days.  However, please be aware that some reports may take more time, as the doctor might have to check the patient’s entire medical records. Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council (GMC) or even the police.
  • We request payment in advance
  • Not all documents need a signature by a doctor, for example passport applications. You can ask another person in a position of trust – they may or may not charge a fee
  • We do not countersign proof of identity forms

 

 

 

Certificate/Report/Letters/Examination

Fee

 

Private sick note

£10 – 00

 

Passport countersignature

£15 – 00

 

Driving licence countersignature

£15 – 00

 

Health club – fitness to exercise

£10 – 00

 

Letter ‘To whom it may concern’

£30 – 00

 

Fitness to travel

£30 – 00

 

Private prescription ie. malaria

£20 – 00

 

Holiday cancellation*

£30 – 00

 

Sickness or accident benefit claim form

   

£30- 00

 

 

 

Access to records under DPA (electronic records)

£10 – 00 administration fee + 40 p per sheet

 

HGV/LGV/PSV/Taxi driver examination

£75 – 00

 

Elderly driver medical

£75 – 00

 

Racing driver medical

£75 – 00

 

Sports medical

£75 – 00

 

OFSTED Childminder report

 

Malaria Advice & Prescription

£65 – 00

 

£20 - 00 

 

 

*Please note holiday insurance companies usually insist that a formal cancellation form is completed by the GP rather than a doctor’s letter.  Please check with your insurance company first or this will incur an additional charge.

 

 

 



 
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