Alconbury Surgery Tel: 01480 890281
Brampton Surgery Tel: 01480 454050
Both Alconbury and Brampton Surgeries together with Alconbury Dispensary will be open as usual over the Christmas period with the exception of:
Please see our Out of Hours page HERE for assistance.
The surgeries will be closed between 12.30 - 3pm for staff training on the following dates:
Thursday 14th June 2018
Thursday 12th July 2018
Thursday 9th August 2018
Thursday 13th September 2018
Thursday 11th October 2018
Thursday 8th November 2018
Thursday 13th December 2018
Friday 21st December 2018
We will also be closed from 1.00pm for staff training on the following date:
Tuesday 17th July 2018
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
All newly registered patients over the age of 40 are encouraged to see a member of the nursing team for a brief medical check and discussion regarding their health.
The doctors and nursing teams offer a full range of services. These are by appointment and include:
Clinics are nurse-led and supported by the doctors.
The surgery has the following attached services:
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)
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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer appropriate advice please contact reception and request a travel form for completion and return well in advance of your planned dates of travel. Once the completed form has been returned we will be able to book you an appointment with 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)
Flu Season 2018
We will be having two FLU DAYs this year due to the phased delivery of vaccines from the supplier.
ALCONBURY FLU DAY - Saturday 29th September 2018 from 08.30-11am
BRAMPTON FLU DAY - Saturday 3rd November 2018 from 08.30-11am
Saturday 13th October 2018 from 8:30-12pm at Brampton Surgery (extra date)
We will also have vaccines available in-between these dates so please just ask to be immunised if eligible and attending the Surgery for any other reason. Also of importance is that NHS England have recommended 2 different types of vaccine for those under 65 and those aged 65 and over and it is important to ensure patients receive the correct vaccine to maximise efficacy.
Please support our ongoing delivery of these services by attending the Surgery for your vaccination.
Flu Vaccination is available to:
Patients who suffer from:
Also patients who are:
Should we have a surplus, we will be happy to vaccinate non-priority registered patients at a later date.
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