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.


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.




Bowel Screening 

Screening for bowel, breast and cervical cancer enables early detection and treatment, which can increase survival chances considerably.

If you are worried about a specific problem, or worried about the risks of cancer, then you should talk to your GP. Cancer screening saves lives; it is important you attend your screening appointments. 

Are you aged between 60-74? Did you receive a screening kit in the post but did not complete and return it? If you would like to take part, and need a screening kit, call 0800 707 6060

Cervical Screening (Smears)

When? Cervical screening is offered to women between the ages of 25 and 50 every 3 years and every 5 years for women between 50 and 65 years. If all smears have been normal, there is no need to have further smears beyond age 65. For what, why and how, click here.

Please book an appointment with one of our nurses once you have received your text/letter invite.

Contrary to common belief, your sexual orientation does not affect the need for regular smears.

If you do not want to have a smear and want to opt out this time or be removed from the screening list, please complete the disclaimer form below and return it to us.  If at any time you change your mind and want a smear done, do not hesitate to contact the surgery.

Smear Disclaimer Form

Breast Screening

Breast screening is currently offered to women aged 50 to their 71st birthday in England.

But currently there's a trial to examine the effectiveness of offering some women one extra screen between the ages of 47 and 49 and one between the ages of 71 and 73.

You'll first be invited for screening between within 3 years of your 50th birthday, although in some areas you'll be invited from the age of 47 as part of the age extension trial.

You may be eligible for breast screening before the age of 50 if you have a very high risk of developing breast cancer. For more information, read having a family history of breast cancer.

If you're 71 or over, you'll stop receiving screening invitations.

You can still have screening once you are 71 or over if you want to, and can arrange an appointment by contacting your local screening unit or GP.

Further Information:

To find out more click on the cancer pages on the left or go to the NHS Choices website.

 Or click on one of the links below:

 Bowel Cancer Sceening

 Breast Cancer Screening

 Cervical Cancer Screening

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