66 Main StreetEgremontCumbria, CA22 2DBTel: 01946 820 348
Contraceptive (coil and implant) service now available. Appointment needed.
To assess the progress of patients on treatment for asthma/chronic chest problems. Appointment needed.
Regular assessment and review of management of patients with Diabetes. Appointment needed.
Annual assessment for all patients with heart problems. Appointment needed.
Regular assessment of patients on blood pressure treatment. Appointment needed.
Counselling, general health advice, cervical smears, HRT checks, all aspects of contraception etc. Appointment needed
Advice and vaccinations for holidays. Appointment needed. Please the Travel vaccinations section.
Minor surgery is carried out on the practice premises at Egremont. It is performed by the Doctors at the surgery by arrangement.
Cervical smear leaflet
All Doctors provide maternity care, shared with the Community Midwives and Hospital Consultants
Ante-natal clinics are held at the Main Surgery on Thursday mornings . By appointment.
Parentcraft classes are available at Beech House Clinic on Wednesday evenings.
Post natal examinations are carried out at Westcroft House Surgery six weeks after delivery and are co-ordinated by the Health Visitor.
View the Westcroft House Maternity Services Leaflet
We believe it is good medical practice for all women to have routine cervical smears every three years. Women will normally receive invitations and notification of results by post. The smears are routinely taken by the Practice Nurses. View the Westcroft House Cervical Smear Leaflet
Health services for children and young people are delivered by a team of Health Visitors, School Nurses and a Community Nursery Nurse who cover the South Copeland locality. The team is available to all children and young people aged 0-19 and their parents and carers. They deliver the Child Health Promotion Programme as well as providing advice and support.
You can contact the health visiting service on 01946 823071. If, at anytime, a health visitor is unavailable, you can leave a message with Reception and a member of the team will contact you on their return.
Assessments on six week old babies are carried out at the surgery and are organised by the Health Visitor.
The practice offers advice on all aspects of contraception, teenage problems e.g. skin complaints, eating disorders and exam stresses. Come along for some advice. Appointments usually needed.
Available on referral from the Doctor.
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.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
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.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
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.
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)
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