Arnold Health CentreHigh StreetArnoldNottingham, NG5 7BQTel: 0115 8832330
The Surgery provides the following services for all registered patients:
If you require a blood test, the following drop-in clinics are available. No appointment is necessary but you must take the blood request form with you that you have been given.
61 Burton Road, Carlton, Nottingham
Mon – Fri 8am – 11.45am
Tues, Thurs & Fri 8.30am – 11.45am
Sallop Street, Daybrook,Nottingham
Mon, Weds & Thurs 8am – 11.45am
PLEASE NOTE: Clinics are often very busy early in the morning with patients who require fasting blood tests or who need to attend before going to work etc. Clinics may be a little quieter later in the morning and you may not be kept waiting as long if you are available to attend later during the clinic.
In order that we know in advance of your appointment what you will require, we ask you to complete a travel questionnaire with details of where you are travelling (printable version at bottom of page)We will then contact you to arrange an appointment with the practice nurse.
It is best to see the nurse about six weeks before you travel. If you are travelling at short notice the nurses will try to help you, but if they cannot, they will recommend that you contact a travel clinic such as one of those listed below. All these charge for all services
The following travel immunisations are available on the NHS at the surgery:
Highcroft Surgery does not pro vide the following travel immunisations. They can be obtained from the travel clinics listed below:
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
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)
NHS Walk-In Centre, London Road, Nottingham - Tel: 0115 8838500 to book an appointment. There will be a charge for vaccinations
Traveldoc, Regent Street, Nottingham - Tel: 0800 583 3331.
BUPA Wellness - 0115 8793600
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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