Edlesborough SurgeryTel: 01525 221630
Pitstone SurgeryTel: 01525 223211
When should I worry about my child's symptoms?
NHS Choices Health A to Z Conditions and Treatments
If you need to be seen urgently (the same day) we will endeavour to book you into an acute appointment. These will be offered strictly in time order and across both sites, we are not able to offer afternoon/evening emergency appointment times in the mornings. Our expectation is you will prioritise your request for an emergency appointment over other commitments. Our receptionists may ask you a few questions to ensure they book you into an appropriate appointment, however if you would rather not discuss your condition with them please just let them know.
Please see the links below to help you decide if you need an acute appointment
NHS Choices - Health A - Z Conditions & Treatments
Appointments can be booked either by calling the surgery or online if you are registered for online access (see link to the right).
Please use the following numbers for appointments
Edlesborough 01525 220333 or 221630
Pitstone 01525 223211
All doctors have pre bookable appointments. Please be aware that these are allocated 10 minutes. Your doctor will attempt to answer all of your queries in this time. However, they may ask you to book a further appointment, if necessary. Our doctors will endeavour to keep to their schedules, however occasionally unforseen delays may occur and we apologise and ask for your understanding at these times.
In general our doctors prefer to look after their own group of patients so that they can provide continuity of care. Recently we have contacted all patients advising them of their named GP, if you wish to confirm this please contact the surgery. Routine doctors appointments are also bookable on-line. Our GPs also do extended hours surgeries early mornings late evenings and some Saturday mornings. If you would like one of these appointments please ask at reception.
You can also speak to a doctor or nurse on the telephone - reception can book these slots for you.
Nurses and phlebotomists also have a range of pre bookable appointments.
If you need to be seen urgently (the same day) you will usually be offered an appointment with one of our experienced nurse practitioners. These will be offered strictly in time order, we are not able to offer afternoon/evening emergency appointment times in the mornings.
Most consulting rooms are downstairs. If you are booking a blood test please let us know if stairs are a problem for you.
If you cannot attend, or are delayed for an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else and provide you with a new appointment.
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 as early in the day as possible.
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 they 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.
Please note that we can only issue an NHS medical certificate (known as a Med 3) to verify sickness after the first 7 days of any illness. Prior to this you need to complete a self certification form (please see link below)
The law does not allow us to issue a certificate in advance of the day it is dated, but please make your request for it at least 48 hours in advance as it will take at least 2 working days to process the request.
Thank you for your help in this.
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)
We offer extended hours by appointment only.
Mornings 0700 to 0800hrs and Evenings 1830 to 2000hrs
Monday AM Edlesborough
PM Edlesborough and Pitstone
Tuesday AM Edlesborough
Wednesday AM Edlesborough andPitstone
Thursday AM Edlesborough and Pitstone
Friday AM Edlesborough
Outside of normal surgery hours access to emergency GP cover is provided by NHS 111. Dial 111 to access this number which is free to all land lines and mobiles.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
Immunisation clinics are held at Edlesborough Surgery each Tuesday between 14:00 - 15:00 and at Pitstone Surgery every Tuesday morning between 10:30 and 11:00. No booking is necessary.
Please note there is no afternoon immunisation clinic on the following afternoons: Tuesday 30th April 2019, Tuesday 9th July 2019, Tuesday 15th October 2019
The Child Health Clinic on Thursdays, 9:30 to 11:00 at Ivinghoe Childrens Centre,
Brookmead School, High Street, Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire LU7 9EX.
Their contact number is 01296 566276.
EVENING AND WEEKEND GP AND NURSE APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAIALBLE
Please click the link below for more information
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