Clinics & Services
The nursing team provides an extensive range of high quality services:
Baby immunisations and vaccinations
Sexual Health Advice
Breast Awareness Advice
Travel Immunisations & Advice
Health eating / lifestyle advice
Help and advice to stop smoking
New Patient Health Checks
Clinics are also run for:
Chronic Disease management
High Blood Pressure
Coronary Heart Disease
Community Nurses and Health Visitors
The community nurses can be contacted on 0208 702 5811. The Health Visitors can be contacted on 0208 703 3374 .
Please call after 2pm to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
If the results require urgent attention, you will be notified. A member of our administrative team will be able to tell you either that your results are normal or that the doctor will discuss them with you at your next routine visit. Occasionally, you may be asked to phone your GP after surgery to discuss your results.
Administrative staff do not have access to further information and are not qualified to give medical advice. If you are worried, please speak to your doctor.
Please be aware that reception staff are required to open confidential letters to assess their urgency
A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.
An X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.
If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.
An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a travel questionnaire at least 6 weeks before you travel, available from Reception or click on the link below. Once completed a member of staff will contact you to let you know which vaccinations you require and make an appointment for you. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Europe & Russia
Australasia and Pacific
Some vaccinations and immunisations are free to patients because they are justified for public health reasons and are part of a practice’s duty to offer, but others, including some travel vaccinations, are not.
Free protection is available on the NHS against: typhoid, hepatitis A, meningitis C, tetanus, diphtheria and polio.
GPs may charge, or refer to a specialist clinic (which will charge) for: yellow fever, meningococcal meningitis, Japanese and tick-borne encephalitis, hepatitis B and rabies.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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.
Evidence that you are sick
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.
Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'
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)
We have an online system which, once registered, you can book appointments and request repeat medications.
All new patients to the practice wishing to register to online access will need to bring in Photo ID and Proof of Address.
To register click on the link below
Create an account
Alternatively you can collect your online pin number from the surgery, just ask at Reception.
This Service is not available to persons under the age of 16.
You can now view your medical records online by printing a registration form, filling it out and bringing it in to the practice, along with Photo ID and Proof of Address.
NOTE: your medical records are restricted to allergies and adverse reactions at present – more access to come in the near future.
For more information about keeping your healthcare records safe and secure, you will find a helpful leaflet produced by the NHS in conjunction with the British Computer Society:
Keeping your online health and social care records safe and secure http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/thenhs/records/healthrecords/Documents/PatientGuidanceBooklet.pdf
Frequently asked questions
PRIVATE CERTIFICATE: £15.00
Taxi Driver Medical (excluding sight test): £90.00
Mini Cab Driver Medical (excluding sight test): £90.00
PSV / HGV Driver Medical (excluding sight test): £90.00
FITNESS TO PARTICIPATE
School / University (including performing arts), Exercise / Marathon, Travel, etc
REPORT ONLY: £30.00
REPORT + EXAMINATION: £45.00
HOLIDAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE CLAIM
MEDICAL EXAMINATION / REPORT / EXTRACT
PRIVATE FULL EXAMINATION with REPORT or CERTIFICATE (patient / employer/ insurance company, etc): £90.00
REPORT ONLY (no examination): £45.00
MEDICAL RECORDS (copies for patients)
ACCESS FEE: £10.00
PRICE PER PHOTOCOPY (single page) MAXIMUM OF £50.00 INCLUDING ACCESS FEE: 0.35p per copy
PRIVATE LETTER (for patients)
(confirmation of registration details, gym cancellation, etc): £15.00
Our Patient Participation Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except July and August) on the ground floor seminar room between 1.00-2.00pm.
PPG Notes from meeting JUN 17
All GP practice are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS service to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working at the Forest Road Group Practice in the last financial year was £45,917 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 3 full time GP, 7 part time GP who have worked in the practice for more than six months.
However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.
The average pay for GPs working at the Forest Road Group Practice in the last financial year was £39,662 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 5 full time GP, 7 part time GP who have worked in the practice for more than six months.
The average pay for GPs working at the Forest Road Group Practice in the last financial year was £72,359 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 5 full time GP, 3 part time GP who have worked in the practice for more than six months.
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