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Sickness Certificates

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


We do NOT do sick notes for suspected Coronavirus

Sick Notes do NOT need to be SIGNED. We will text them to you, as we do not want you to come to surgery to pick them up. You can print them or email them to your employer.

We are not allowed to write letters telling your employer that you should be allowed to work from home. That's your HR department's decision, based on what medical conditions you declare to them. If they don't believe you, we can write a letter confirming your medical problems for £30 in advance. We have been overwhelmed with such requests, understandably, and we cannot deal with them all.

Keep Your Details up to Date
Please do update your contact details ("Your Contact Details" box at the bottom of screen) with home & mobile & email. You will receive appointment reminders and occasional requests for information by text.

 

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. PHONE CALLS may be recorded for your protection.

 

 

Tests

Test Results

DURING THE PANDEMIC, we have been asked to suspend non-urgent blood monitoring such as Cholesterol, Annual Diabetic checks.
No smears. No Spirometry.
This doesn't apply to tests that you've been asked to have due to new illness or repeating abnormal recent tests.

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Blood tests

Our HealthCare Assistant Jacqui can do these by appointment Mondays & Wed & Fri  830-10

blood tests


An appointment is only required for children, where a special nurse needs to be arranged to carefully take the blood. We can prescribe cream to put on beforehand to numb the skin.
If the doctor indicates that it should be a fasting test, it is important to follow instructions, otherwise the results can be misleading, and even make us think you might have diabetes! 

X-rays are done between 9.00am and 4.00pm on weekdays at St. Helier Hospital

Please present your X-ray request form at the X-ray department reception. X-ray results take a week or so to report.

 

Urine samples for hospital laboratory analysis can be taken directly to St. Helier Hospital pathology department carefully sealed in the request form. Or our courier can deliver it to the lab: but you must hand it in before 10.15am. It is imperative that they are clean mid-stream samples, following a bath/shower, otherwise contaminants like discharge can spoil the test.

 

ECG  GP will give you a request form to take to one of two venues, at times indicated on the form, no appointment necessary....   

This is a great service, and we get a report that is looked at by a cardiologist within a day or two.

 

Test Results
Because of the huge volume of results we will inform patients of test results by text (so do have your up to date number on file!) If you don't hear within a few days of having had your blood test, then please ring reception. The responsibility is yours if you have not heard.. Understanding results 
Ring between 11.30am and 1pm Monday to Friday. You may ask for your cholesterol level if you wish.

Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results..

 



 
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