If you need to take medicines on a regular or long-term basis, you may be given a printout from the computer. This should be handed in to reception at least 48 hours before the prescription is needed. All prescriptions will be ready after 3.00pm. Alternatively, you may find it convenient to post your repeat prescription to us with a stamped, self-addressed envelope or you might like to ask your local chemist if they offer a repeat prescription service. Telephone requests for prescriptions will not be accepted for reasons of safety and to avoid blocking the phone lines.
Sick Notes/Fit notes
Please note that you do not require a doctor's sick note for absences from work of less than seven days. Your employer is legally obliged to accept self certificates for these short periods of absence from work.
Please consult the government website which gives information about fitness for work certification below and a downloadable self certiificate
Providing certification for short periods of absence from work is a non-nhs service and will be charged. If your employer is demanding a sick note despite the government advice, please ask them to write to us explaining why they require certification and we will charge them accordingly for the service.
My Health Online
We are registered with My Health Online (MHOL) which means you can book an appointment or order a repeat prescription from your computer without ringing or coming to the surgery. There is a selection of times, dates and doctors to choose from. As more patients use this system we will allocate more appointments for remote booking.
To register just ask at reception for the appropriate forms. If you are unable to get to the surgery, please ring and ask any staff member to send you the forms in the post. Alternatively, someone can collect the forms and register on your behalf, with your permission.
Patient Frequently Asked Questions with My Health Online
My Health Online Patient Guide Leaflet