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Budgets
Patients are quite rightly getting more and more frustrated at not getting what they want, when they want it! Please be assured that we are your advocates and we act in your best interests. But we do have to prescribe cost-effectively, and refer for medical reasons when we can't manage your problem, not simply for your peace of mind. You will not find a GP practice these days which will oblige your every wish without discussion!

Photo ID you may be asked for a photo for our records. This reduces problems where patients are mistaken for each other when they consult another GP within the practice. 

Sickness Certficates The first 7 days of sickness do not require a certificate from your GP. If your employer insists on a sickness form, complete a Self Certification form, which can be found here

 

Local Help!

DrinkAware! 14 units per week, for men and women, spread out (not all at once!) and with some alcohol-free days!

Because Drinking is more socially acceptable than smoking and drugs, it can catch you ought. There are lots of Alcoholics who don't even realise that they are addicted to Alcohol. 
The health effects on the liver can be catastrophic.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Kids tend to copy their parents behaviour (if it suits them!) and can learn irresponsible behaviour   and also coping strategies (that is, that a drink is the best way to deal with stress/problems!).

Young Adults binge drink: they walk into cars, get into fights and get STI's/pregant.

Drugs

there is no place for drugs in society. None!

Some people will find this statement funny or old fashioned.

But 20yrs in practice has shown me that people who abuse Cocaine nearly always have a brush with the Law.

Some youngsters who do E's  ecstasy have sudden cardiac deaths.
And they go down a certain path in life. Abusive relationships, unstable families with unfortunate children, dead-end jobs, or no jobs at all.
It's a culture.  Encourage your children to be responsible: they'll have a better more stable life, with less highs/lows.

All of my regular Drug Addict patients started on these 'recreational drugs', and i can tell you that life is very hard for them now. That's the ones who don't overdose and leave us.

  

 
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