Babbacombe SurgeryTel: 01803 312233
Shiphay SurgeryTel: 01803 312233
St Marychurch SurgeryTel: 01803 312233
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You can now book your own appointment for Physiotherapy by telephoning the Appointment line on 01803 655354 between 8.30am-12.30pm Monday-Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) on the day that you are able to attend.
If you require medical treatment or advice whilst you are away from home, please follow the guidelines set out in these pages.
Please click on the Private & Non NHS Work tab at the top of this section for more information
A private therapist works from our Shiphay Surgery. This treatment is not available on the NHS. Please contact the Surgery for details.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 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.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please print off the attached form and complete the same. Once completed, please return the form to the surgery prior to your travel clinic appointment with the nurse.
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)
Patients may now order repeat medication and book GP appointments using Patient Access.
Just call into the surgery, bringing in 2 forms ID with you to register your interest, one must be photo ID such as photo driving licence or passport and the other a current utility bill. The receptionist will print off a registration form and once registered you will be able to use the online service.
Please note that patients aged 16 and over are able to use this service.
You must bring with you some photo identification such as a photo driving licence or passport before you can register. Photo ID is necessary for security reasons to ensure that access to your records and medication is only issued to you. We will also require a current utility bill.
You must register in person in order to use this facility.
Access to Records
With effect from 1st April 2016, patients who have signed up to Patient Access which allows the booking of appointments and the ordering of repeat prescriptions online, will now be able to view their detailed care record.
To request access to your detailed care record, please contact the surgery.
Once access has been granted, if you have any queries regarding your detailed care record, we recommend that you contact the surgery to ask to speak to your GP
When you provide your mobile telephone number to the surgery, you willl automatically be sent a text reminder the day before your appointment is due.
For information on cervical screening, please click on the following link:
Cancer Screening NHS UK
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Health Visitors and School Nursing Team
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