The practice nurses run clinics every weekday. The services available include:
When special tests are arranged (such as x-ray, blood or urine tests) please ask the doctor/receptionist when the results are likely to be available. A date will be given to you when you can make enquiries. Please arrange to call in or telephone after 10am.
In certain circumstances the doctor may write to you or telephone you with instructions or request that you make an appointment to come and discuss your test results. (Please ensure your telephone number is known to the practice.)
Tests such as blood tests and x-rays, ECG etc are usually undertaken at the Nelson Hospital, St Helier Hospital or St George’s Hospital.
There is also a blood-taking service at the Morden Road Clinic next door to the practice two days a week. The receptionists will be able to give you information about this.
If you are sick and absent from work you will require a doctor’s certificate only if you are off for more than seven consecutive days including weekends. Periods less than three days require no certificate. Periods from four to seven days need to be explained to your employer on a self-certification form available at work, from the post office or from the surgery reception.
If your employer will not accept self-certification, a private certificate can be issued by the doctor and the standard BMA charge will be made.
If you need a special examination, eg for fitness to undertake sports, pre-employment, HGV or elderly drivers, this will be done by special appointment and a fee will be charged. A list of these charges is displayed in reception.
We act as examiners for several life insurance companies. Should we be asked to examine you for their purposes the company will be responsible for the fee.
Antenatal and postnatal care is carried out by the doctors.
Child health surveillance for the under fives is carried out by the doctors and health visitors.
Comprehensive contraception advice is available during normal surgery times.
Prescriptions for oral contraceptives (The Pill) can be given then, but the fitting of coils requires special arrangements.