Certain minor surgical procedures including joint injections can be performed by some of the doctors within the surgery. This may save unnecessary visits to the hospital.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CHECKS
A doctor along with one of the practice nurses, provide full child health observation, monitoring physical and social development. Parents will be notified when these are due and invited to make an appointment for their child.
In order for a GP to provide a certificate for the DWP or an employer, the doctor must have previously seen the patient or have evidence of the condition from another doctor. Sickness certificates are not required for the first 7 days of absence – you MUST use a self-certificate for those days. Where a certificate is requested which is not covered by DWP regulations, there is a charge payable.
All doctors provide some services not covered under the NHS, including some medical examinations, certificates and a few vaccinations. A charge will be made for all non-NHS services. The receptionists will inform you of the costs involved.