Drs Blair, Secrett & CoombsTel: 0141 942 9494
Drs Stewart, Boyle & PilsworthTel: 0141 942 9494
We would like to wish all of our patients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Online Patient Access for booking GP appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions through the surgery website: due to technical difficulties, it will not be possible to provide online appointment access from May, 2016 as previously indicated. Until further notice, no new registrations will be accepted for this service. Please note that this will not affect the online repeat prescription service due to start in May 2016.
All consultations are by appointment and appointment times are between 09:10 and 17:00.
APPOINTMENTS are 10 minutes long. Help us run to time and save you waiting.
We cannot deal effectively and safely with one major problem or 2 minor problems in a 10 minute appointment. Please do be prepared for the doctor to advise that you make a second appointment to discuss the unrelated and less significant issues. its safer for you and helpful to those following. If you feel that your problem will take longer than 10 minutes to discuss, you may request a double appointment.
It is inevitable that sometimes we are unable to keep to time and understandably this is a a common source of irritation for our patients.
Sometimes delays can be unavoidable due to a patient being unexpectedly serously ill. Other times a problem presented is very complicated and time consuming and has to be sorted immediately.
To book a routine appointment please telephone 0141 942 9494, option 2, between 09:00 and 17:00.
Routine appointments are for 10 minutes duration and you may consult with any doctor or nurse of your choice, subject to availability.
To book an urgent appointment phone 0141 942 9494, option 2 and tell the receptionist that your problem is urgent. You will be seen on the same day by whichever doctor is available. Please do not request an urgent appointment for routine matters.
There is an extended hours surgery once a week and working people may find this convenient. It is for pre-booked appointments only. The surgery will not be open for making new appointments, repeat prescriptions etc, and the telephone will be on divert to NHS 24 for any emergencies.
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.
All consultations are by appointment only. For both urgent and non-urgent appointments please telephone 942 9494, option 2. The telephone line is open between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday (closed Friday 13:00 to 14:00). The normal consultation time per appointment is 10 minutes. If you feel that your consultation will take longer, please ask for a double appointment. Urgent appointments will be dealt with on the same day by whichever partner is available. You may consult with any doctor of your choice.
In addition to our morning and afternoon surgeries we also provide pre-booked appointments for an extended hours surgery on Monday evenings as well as some limited early morning and late afternoon appointments which are convenient for working people.
Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 09:00.
Home visits are a considerable use of GP time. We can often see 4 to 5 patients at the surgery in the time it takes to see a single patient at home.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls.
You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.
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)
The practice of Drs Blair, Secrett and Coombs undertakes the teaching of GP trainees and medical students. GP trainees are fully qualified hospital doctors completing further training as GPs.
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