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Blood Pressure Checks: These can now be done by patients themselves on our self-check BP monitor located in the reception area. The instructions are quite clear but our receptionists are pleased to help if necessary. Alternatively, appointments are available to book online for a blood pressure check with our nursing team.
Cervical Screening: We advise all women aged 25 to 64 years to have regular smears. Invitations are sent routinely at three yearly intervals for ages 25-49 and five yearly intervals for ages 50-64. You will receive a letter to advise when to make an appointment.
Antenatal Care: Antenatal care is shared with the community midwife. The midwife clinic is held at Chalfonts and Gerrards Cross Hospital, appointments for which can be booked online.
Asthma & COPD: Our asthma and COPD clinics are run by our trained nurses. Patients should attend for a review at least once annually. For patients who are due an annual review, please complete the following form & submit it to us in preparation for your appointment. Open the Asthma Annual Review Form
Diabetes: Diabetic care is run by our GPs. Patients should attend for a review at least once annually.
Child Health & Immunisation: All new babies are invited for a check-up at six weeks with their doctor. Childhood immunisation clinics are held on a Wednesday afternoon with Nurse Hannah. Patients are sent a letter when they are due for immunisations.
Travel Vaccinations: Our practice nurses offer foreign travel advice and immunisations. Appointments should be booked at least eight weeks before departure and can be booked online. Some vaccinations require a payment which will be payable at the time of your appointment.
Pneumovax Immunisation: Anyone who suffers from chronic heart, lung, kidney, liver problems, diabetes, has had their spleen removed or is over 65 years of age should be vaccinated. This is a single vaccination against one form of pneumonia and lasts for at least 10 years.
Flu Vaccinations: Flu clinics are held between September & January for all patients over 65 and those who have a chronic condition such as asthma, heart disease or diabetes.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. Please come with full travel details, information about any previous travel vaccinations and children's red books.Appointments should be booked at least 8 weeks before departure as some vaccinations require multiple appointments.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
For further travel advise information, please visit: https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
The Allan Practice will no longer be accepting urine specimens unless requested by a GP and accompanied by the correct paperwork. If you believe you may have a urine infection, please contact your doctor’s secretary. Specimens without the required paperwork will not be accepted.
Samples: Please ensure specimens are clearly labelled with names, date of birth and name of registered doctor. The lid must be securely closed - otherwise samples will not be processed. If your specimen is to be sent to the lab for testing, please ensure you return it to surgery before 11:30am so it will be taken to the hospital the same day.
Test Results: Results take at least one week to be returned to the surgery. After this time results can be accessed through Online Access.
Blood Test Clinics: Appointments at Chalfonts and Gerrards Cross Hospital can be booked by calling: 01494 419 230 10:00–13:00 Monday-Friday. Alternatively, a walk-in clinic is available at Amersham Hospital Monday-Friday 09:30-14:30 without the need for an appointment. You must take the forms the doctor has given you to the clinic. Blood tests for children can be booked at Wycombe Hospital by calling: 01494 426 487.
If you have had an illness which has lasted seven days or less you do not require a doctor's sickness certificate. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
Evidence that you are sick: If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer may 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’ 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.
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