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PLEASE DO NOT COME TO SURGERY IF YOU
Are concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has,
the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances. These can be accessed at:
We provide a number of specialised clinics run during surgery hours, and their timing and frequency may be amended according to demand and the needs of our patients. Referral is usually via the doctors or nurses. Please ask at reception for details.
Advice and vaccinations are given by the practice nurse. Tetanus boosters are recommended every 10 years up to a maximum of, following the initial course of three vaccinations.
Antenatal care is provided by each doctor in normal surgery time and by the community midwives at a weekly clinic held in the practice.
We aim to provide continuity of personal care with flexibility for patients who work.
Mammograms are offered as part of the national screening programme. These are done every 3 years between the age of 50 and 64.
The practice runs a screening programme with automatic recall as appropriate. The test is important for all women. The practice recommends that between the age of 20 and 64 a smear test should be done every three years. The test can be done by the practice nurse or it can be incorporated into a well woman check if you wish.
Routine developmental checks and general child health advice are provided at this clinic. It is run by Dr Edwards and the health visitors. Please ask the receptionist for details of clinic times.
It is essential that all children are fully immunised. An infant’s first vaccinations, including HIB and meningococcal vaccine for meningitis, are done at 2,3, and 4 months of age, with MMR at 13 months and a final pre-school booster at 4 years.
Book your appointment with the practice nurse through reception. There are times when there may be concerns about vaccines currently being used. However, it is important to remember that many serious childhood infections are now becoming more common because of a drop in childhood vaccination rates.
We are constantly updated with the latest research and recommendations, so if you have any worries or concerns about vaccination, please consult either the practice nurse, health visitor or your doctor.
Dr Karen Marsden and Sr Christine Shepherd run a family planning clinic on Thursday evenings between 2pm and 6pm.
We provide a full range of contraceptive services including coil fitting, contraceptive implants and emergency contraception.
All the doctors are happy to provide free and confidential family planning and contraceptive advice in general surgery time.
Every autumn the practice runs a programme to vaccinate those at risk from influenza e.g. the over 65’s or anyone with chronic illness, heart disease, blood pressure, diabetes, lung or kidney disease. Your doctor can advise you whether such an injection would be appropriate for you. Should you not be in this group of patients but wish to have a "flu" vaccination please ask at reception. These injections are given at special sessions organized by the practice nurse and are free.
All of the doctors carry-out various minor surgical procedures. If you have a lump or mark which is bothering you we will be happy to offer advice. Should removal be appropriate this can often be performed at the surgery in a fully equipped treatment room. A variety of joint and soft tissue injections can also be done if this is appropriate.
We carry out various private medical examinations for which a fee is charged. For example HGV, PSV & taxi licenses, pre-employment, life-assurance and hazardous sports.
This is open Monday to Friday at Collison Avenue Health Centre by appointment for the treatment of minor conditions, wound dressings, ear syringing, removal of stitches, and for performing minor operations.
These are run by the practice nurses, who will perform a general health screen, including laboratory tests if appropriate.
The nurse is fully qualified to give lifestyle advice and provide suitable literature.
Breast examinations and teaching on self examination are given by the nurse in the well woman check.
Please book at reception.
Many of the tests and investigations ordered by your doctor can be performed at the surgery by the practice nurse, thus avoiding trips to the hospital, for example:
These may be obtained by telephone, at your doctor’s discretion, after 2.00pm Monday to Friday. Some results are better discussed or need clarification and you may be asked to see the doctor. Enquiries should be made a reasonable period after the test to ensure that the results have returned.
REGENT HOUSE SURGERY
STANDARD CHARGES FOR SERVICES PROVIDED
Effective from 1 April 2017
Please see link below for latest GP FEES DATABASE
Straightforward certificates of fact -----------£18
More complex certificates
Private sick note (incapacity certificate) required by patient for presentation to an employer except for those which the doctor is obliged to provide for statutory sick pay purposes ------------ £30 - £63
Employment report pre-employment, or report on an employee, requested by an employer WHEN PATIENT PAYING ----------- £30
Accident or sickness insurance certificate - short certificate of incapacity without examination for patient to claim under accident or sickness insurance -------------- £30 - £63
Freedom from infection certificate, eg for school, travel or employment ---------- £30 - £63
Validation of private medical insurance (PMI) claim form, to support a claim for benefit in connection with private medical insurance, or completion of a pre-treatment form -------------- £30 - £63
Health club brief written report to certify that a patient is fit for exercise ---------- £30 - £63
School fees and holiday insurance certificates - £30 - £63
SUBJECT ACCESS REQUEST (SAR) - NO CHARGE
PRINTED COPIES EXTRACTED FROM MEDICAL RECORDS - 40p per sheet
Holiday vaccinations £29.00
(+ cost of vaccine)
Work in surgery
Extract from records ---------- £67
Report on a pro forma, no examination (eg 20 minutes) ------------ £89.50
Written report without examination, providing a detailed opinion and statement on the condition of the patient (eg 30 minutes) ------------- £133
This could include:
Accident or sickness insurance to support a claim for payment of benefit under accident or sickness insurance policy.
Employment report pre-employment, or report on an employee, requested by an employer
Fitness for education to attend university, college, teacher and nurses training and, for dentists, completion of the form of application for first registration of a dentist issued by the GDC
Pharmaceutical trials report on suitability of patient to take part as non-patient volunteer
Private medical insurance: report on prospective subscriber to a private medical insurance (PMI) scheme (eg BUPA, PPP, WPA, etc)
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