Longfield Medical Centre: 01621 876433

Clinics held at this surgery include asthma, chest, cryo, diabetic, child health surveillance, minor operations, smoking cessation and travel vaccinations (registered yellow fever centre).

Below is a list of GP's with their special interest

  • Dr Brown - Implanon / Diabetes
  • Dr Deasy - Dermatology / Paediatrics
  • Dr Patel - Implanon / Paediatrics / Joint Injection
  • Dr Dowler - Sexual Health / Family Planning / Joint Injections
  • Dr Archibong - Minor Surgery

Immunisation clinics are held by appointment only.

Social Prescribing Clinic

Social prescribing is a new way to help people improve their social, emotional and physical health by connecting them to activities and voluntary groups in their local community. You can be helped to access support which will assist you in developing personal goals focused on what matters to you.

We are pleased to welcome Sarah Osborn our 'Social Prescriber' to help patients make changes to improve their social, physical and mental wellbeing by linking them with appropriate, non-medical support and guidance such as:-

 

  • Healthy Living
  • Weight management
  • Lifestyle advice
  • Supporting independence
  • Mobility and equipment
  • Looking after someone
  • Home adaptations
  • Money worries
  • Social inclusion

Sarah is available at Longfield Medical Centre Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 - 17:00 please contact reception to book 01621 876433.

Patients identified as having increased risk of heart disease and stroke are monitored regularly and given appropriate advice about diet and lifestyle.

Immunisation clinics are run by the practice nurse by appointment only.

If you would like help to stop smoking we have a health care assistant that can help talk you through it and give you advice. Ask our receptionists for an appointment.

A copy of either of the above from your medical record has to be requested by using the form below.  Please note that this request can take up to 30 days to complete.

Subject Access Request Form (SAR)

 

 

If you are female and in the age group 24y6m - 50y it is recommended that you have a regular three-yearly smear test; for those aged 50y - 64y, it is recommended that you have a test every five years. You will receive a recall letter generated by the Health Authority. This test makes it possible to detect and treat the early stages of abnormalities of the cervix before symptoms become apparent to you. The test is quick, simple and painless and usually performed by the nurse. Please ask at reception for details.

If you would like your INR tested and monitored at the surgery, please ask our receptionist to book you an appointment with an Health Care Assistant.

The clinics will be run daily between 11.00 - 12.00am and Tue 14.00 - 15.30pm.

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Vaccination certificates

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our admin staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.

The doctors are unable to provide character references or sign passport forms or photographs.

Please click on below link to obtain the new fee list which commences 1st April 2020.

Private Fees 2020


 

Travel Vaccinations

Non-NHS travel vaccinations incur a charge and where appropriate VAT will be added. Payment will be required before ordering. Patients should collect a travel form from reception or complete and print the online form below and return it to the practice.

Please allow plenty of time before the intended journey. You will be asked to contact the practice as soon as the nurse has generated the vaccine requirements. We are a licensed Yellow Fever Centre.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

 

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia  Australasia and Pacific

 

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible  - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations.  These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.  Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

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.

Travel Health Questionnaire

To help us offer the appropriate advice. Please print out and complete the Travel Form and return to form to the surgery. The form will be processed and you will be ask to phone the surgery in 7 days to make an appointment in the Travel Clinic.

Travel Form

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)


 

Sickness Certificates

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)


 

Try The New NHS App

If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use Systm Online you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp'

(You might also need to review existing website content to make sure it covers the different options patients have to connect with online services.)

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