Shifnal & Priorslee Medical Practice - Shifnal SurgeryTel: 01952 460414
Shifnal & Priorslee Medical Practice - Priorslee surgeryTel: 01952 460414
As part of the South Shropshire Medical Group, we are now able to offer patient appointments with neighbouring practices: Albrighton, Bridgnorth and Church Stretton. The appointments available to Shifnal & Priorslee patients will be at an evening and a weekend. Appointments are bookable via our Practice Reception Team.
The Nursing Team can assist you with the following:
Asthma Checks, Cervical Smears, Contraceptive Pill Checks, Depo injections, Ear Syringing, HPV Vaccines, Spirometry. They also lead the Vascular and Diabetic clinics under the supervision of the GPs.
The Nursing Assistants can assist you with the following:
B12 injections, Blood tests, BP monitoring, Dressings, Ear assessments, ECGs, Flu/Pneumonia/Shingles Injections, New Patient Checks, Removal of Stitches/clips, Spirometry, Health checks, Help 2 Quit , Help to Slim.
Appointments with Nursing Assistants can be booked in advance. Blood tests can only be done at the surgery in the morning, as the samples are collected by the Laboratory at lunchtime. However the Blood Test Clinics always give priority to those patients attending our specialist clinics. If this not convenient, you can attend the Princess Royal Hospital. Please ask at reception for details.
Specialists in General Surgery visit the surgery on a regular basis to try and reduce the need for our patients to travel to the hospital.
The District Nursing Team provide similar services to the practice based nursing team, to patients who are unable to attend the surgery and are housebound. They also offer incontinence advice and are involved in palliative care.
You can contact the District nurses on 01952 580379. The District nurse services should only be used if you are unable to attend the surgery.
The Health Visitor is a trained nurse, sometimes with midwifery experience and extra training in community health care. They have a special interest in the under 5s and the elderly.
They can be contacted on 01746 711958 (advice line).
Baby Clinics are run at St Andrews School (Childrens' Centre) Shifnal Monday 9.30am - 11.30am (except Bank Holidays).
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to collect a Travel Assessment form from receptionist.
An appointment with the practice nurse will be arranged.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important for you to complete Travel Assessment form as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - an appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations.
Please be aware an appointment for vaccinations will be made 7 days after your form is completed & returned. These vaccines may have to be ordered as they are not routinely held in stock.
Your vaccination 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.
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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