Thorpe Hesley SurgeryTel: 01142 570585
Bellows Road SurgeryTel: 01709 528553
Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 10:30 either a duty doctor or a Nurse Practitioner will hold a drop in clinic at each site - please phone for more details
Booked appointments are available Monday to Friday from16:00 to 18:00 for doctors and 14:00 to 17:30 for nurse practitioners.
The Rawmarsh surgery has late evening BOOKED appointment slots for those patients from either surgery who cannot attend during the day. These are available every Monday from 18:30 until 20:00.
We would ask that you try to attend the surgery within your area. However, there may be times when it is more convenient for you to attend the other surgery, please telephone beforehand to check on times and availability.
In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with a practice nurse rather than a doctor. Practice nurses are qualified to deal with many ailments and you may be seen more quickly.
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.
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 10:30.
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)
Dr Page undertakes the teaching of medical students from Sheffield University Medical School so from time to time they will have a student doctor in with in attendance.
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