Waters Green Medical CentreSunderland StreetMacclesfieldCheshire, SK11 6JLTel: 01625 617300
Our computerised system enables practice members to offer you an appointment quickly and accurately.
You can book appointments, order your repeat prescriptions, and view your medical record online. First time users are required to complete a simple registration. Please come into the surgery to complete an application form. Please bring with you Acceptable Identity Evidence. Due to the varying time allocations of nurse procedures all appointments with a nurse should be made via telephone with our reception staff.
The surgery offers GP appointments up to 19:30hrs on a Wednesday and Thursday evening and also from 07:00hrs on Tuesday mornings.
If you require advice please speak to our reception staff. They are highly trained and will treat you very professionally. A brief explanation of the type of service you need from us will help them to direct you to the most appropriate person.
If you and your GP decide that you need to see a specialist for further treatment, you can now choose where to have your treatment from a list of hospitals or clinics.
This is known as Choose and Book.
For more information see http://www.chooseandbook.nhs.uk/
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else. If you do not attend your appointment and do not inform us then an informal warning letter will be sent to you advising you that a further occurrence could risk removal from the practice.
Please find below our appointments procedure.
Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 10:30.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls
You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.
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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