Consultation is by appointment only. Please telephone before attending the surgery.
If you would like to have a chaperone in attendance, please make a request when booking your appointment
If you are unable to make your appointment, please telephone as soon as possible to cancel as this allows someone else to attend in your place.
Please be advised that during the times of 08:00 to 08:30 and 17:00 to 18:00 we will only able to accept emergency/urgent phone calls. Between 13:00 and 14:00, if you have an Urgent need to speak to the GP please call: 07500194971
We will be unable to help you with a general query during emergency hours as we need to keep the phone line clear for emergencies only.
If you have a non urgent enquiry please call between the hours of 08:30 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:00. We will be unable to help you with a query during emergency hours as we need to keep the phone line clear of non urgent issues.
We also have an extended hours every other Wednesday from 07:30 - 08:10, please ask at reception or telephone for details.
If you require an ambulance please call 999.
Med 3/Fit notes
If employees are off work for 7 days or less, they do not need to give their employer a fit note or other proof of sickness from a medical professional.When they return to work, their employer can ask them to confirm they’ve been off sick. This is called ‘self-certification’. The employer and employee will agree on how the employee should do this. They might need to fill in a form or send details of their sick leave by email.
Fit notes and proof of sickness
Employees must give their employer a doctor’s ‘fit note’ (sometimes called a ‘sick note’) if they’ve been ill for more than 7 days in a row and have taken sick leave. This includes non-working days, such as weekends and bank holidays.
Employees can get a fit note from a GP or hospital doctor. If their employer agrees, a similar document can be provided by a physiotherapist, podiatrist or occupational therapist instead.
Fit notes are free if the employee has been ill for more than 7 days when they ask for one. The doctor might charge a fee if they ask for the fit note earlier.
The fit note will say the employee is either ‘not fit for work’ or ‘may be fit for work’.
If it says the employee ‘may be fit for work’, employers should discuss any changes that might help the employee return to work (for example, different hours or tasks). The employee must be treated as ‘not fit for work’ if there’s no agreement on these changes.
Employers can take a copy of the fit note. The employee should keep the original.