Services at Louth:  

General nursing clinics
 
There is a daily nurse clinic for various procedures e.g. ear syringing, blood pressure checks etc. This is by appointment and can be booked with the receptionists.
 
Phlebotomy
 
We have created more pre-booked phlebotomy appointments so if you need a blood test, book an appointment at reception. We hope that our patients will take advantage of phlebotomy service that we provide here.  All Blood test must be authorized by the Clinical Team.
 
Anticoagulant Monitoring
 
The nurse team run clinics for patients taking Warfarin (oral Anticoagulant therapy).
 
Minor Operations
 
Most of the doctors perform minor operations in specific clinics. It is necessary to see the doctor for prior assessment.
 
Asthma Clinic
 
This clinic is run by the nurse and offers help and advice over lifestyle, inhaler technique, and medication. Patients are seen regularly and referred back to the doctor when appropriate. (for more info please see under special clinics)
 
Diabetic/CHD/Stroke Clinic
 
We run clinics which recall our patients on a regular basis. These clinics are nurse-led alongside our practice-based dietitian, Mrs. Collette Gibney, who is available to offer dietary advice.
The practice is regularly visited by the mobile retinopathy camera to complement our care of diabetics.  (For more info please see under special clinics) 
Download the information booklet for pre-diabetes by clicking on the link below:
 
 

Fit (Sick) Notes

The fit note was introduced to replace the old sick note on 6 April 2010. Doctors issue fit notes to individuals to provide evidence of the advice the doctor has given about the individual’s fitness for work. The fit note allows doctors to advise that individuals “may be fit for work” taking into account the doctor’s advice, or that they are “not fit for work”. Doctors use fit notes to record details of the functional effects of their patient’s condition so that individuals and employers can consider ways to help the individual return to work.

Please note that you only need a fit note if you are unable to work due to illness for longer than seven calendar days. We don’t issue sick notes for illnesses less than seven calendar days. Please ask your employer for an SC2 self-certificate form or you can download it here.

If you need a fit note, please contact the Practice and inform the Receptionist so they can book you an appointment accordingly.

Help & Guidance

Fit Note
Visit the Department for Work and Pensions to read all documents relating to the fit note (statement of fitness for work).

Fit Note: Guidance for Employees & Patients
This guide explains to patients and employees what different sections of the fit note mean and how they can use it to talk to their doctor and employer about returning to work.

Fit Note: Guidance for Employers & Line Managers
A guide that explains what to do if an employee gives you a fit note and how you can use the note most effectively to help your organisation. This includes information on how you can support the employee back to work, as well as an option for how to get more information.


Services at Tetford:  

Routine Appointments

All of our routine appointments can be pre-booked during the office hours by visiting, booking online or telephoning us on 01507 534903.

Click on the ‘Appointments’ button if you are already registered for SystmOnline and wish to make an appointment. If you are not yet registered for online services but would like to be, please visit us at the Practice and bring with you a form of photo ID

Please remember; our Practice Nurse can see you for a range of routine appointments. Some of these include wound treatment, asthma & diabetes reviews, contraception and sexual health advice, vaccinations, travel advice. 

If you are still unsure whether you need to see a nurse or a doctor, it can help if you let our receptionists know a brief description of the request so to appoint you with the correct clinician.

Urgent appointments

If you need to be seen on the day; call us first thing in the morning from 8.00am and we will do our best to allocate you with one of our urgent appointments.

The urgent appointments consist of 6 appointments available between 11am-12pm. If a Patient contacts us and all of these appointments have gone, the duty Doctor calls you that morning for a telephone consultation. Following this, if he/she feels they need to see you in person then we have allocated time for the Doctor to use at the end of surgery.

In order for our urgent appointment system to work effectively; it is extremely helpful if you inform the Receptionist with a brief description of the problem.

If you contact us after 12.00pm requesting an urgent appointment; you will be asked to call back the following morning, or a message will be put through to the Doctor (see below).

Medical Services & Clinics

Here is a list of what we offer at the Practice, and who you would typically see:

6/8 Week Baby Check – GP
Asthma Management – Practice Nurse
Ante-natal & Post-natal Clinic – Midwife & GP
Anticoagulation Monitoring – Phlebotomist
Blood Pressure – Practice Nurse
Contraception – GP
COPD and Spirometry – GP
Counseling (GP referral only) – Counsellor
Diabetes Management – Practice Nurse
Dietary Advice – Practice Nurse
Ear Syringing – Practice Nurse
ECGs – Practice Nurse
Family Planning – GP
Heart Failure and AF Management – GP
HRT Management – GP
Learning Disabilities Review – GP
Medication Review – GP
Minor Surgery – GP
New Patient Check – Practice Nurse
NHS Health Check – Practice Nurse
Over 75s Health Check – Practice Nurse
Phlebotomy/Blood Tests – Practice Nurse/Phlebotomist
Sexual Health – Practice Nurse
Smear Test – Practice Nurse
Travel Medication/Vaccinations – Practice Nurse
Ulcer care – Practice Nurse
Vaccinations and Immunisations (Childhood & Adult) – Practice Nurse
Well-Man Health check – Practice Nurse
Well-Woman Health check – Practice Nurse
Wound care (Dressings, management, and stitches) – Practice Nurse

*This list is not exhaustive. Please enquire with Reception if you have any questions relating to our general medical services.

Fit (Sick) Notes

The fit note was introduced to replace the old sick note on 6 April 2010. Doctors issue fit notes to individuals to provide evidence of the advice the doctor has given about the individual’s fitness for work. The fit note allows doctors to advise that individuals “may be fit for work” taking into account the doctor’s advice, or that they are “not fit for work”. Doctors use fit notes to record details of the functional effects of their patient’s condition so that individuals and employers can consider ways to help the individual return to work.

Please note that you only need a fit note if you are unable to work due to illness for longer than seven calendar days. We don’t issue sick notes for illnesses less than seven calendar days. Please ask your employer for an SC2 self-certificate form or you can download it here.

If you need a fit note, please contact the Practice and inform the Receptionist so they can book you an appointment accordingly.

Help & Guidance

Fit Note
Visit the Department for Work and Pensions to read all documents relating to the fit note (statement of fitness for work).

Fit Note: Guidance for Employees & Patients
This guide explains to patients and employees what different sections of the fit note mean and how they can use it to talk to their doctor and employer about returning to work.

Fit Note: Guidance for Employers & Line Managers
A guide that explains what to do if an employee gives you a fit note and how you can use the note most effectively to help your organisation. This includes information on how you can support the employee back to work, as well as an option for how to get more information.

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): Guidance for Employers
Employer information  on Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) rates and eligibility, including when you need to pay SSP and when you don’t

Statutory pay
More detailed guidance about Statutory Sick Pay

 

 

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