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Broughton House Surgery20 New WayBatleyWest Yorkshire, WF17 5QTTel: 01924 420244
When attending our GP surgery, you must continue to wear a face mask and follow social distancing rules, unless you are exempt. This will help to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff, especially those who are more vulnerable to infection.
Consultations are by appointment and can be booked in person at reception or over the telephone.
Alternatively you can book online via the link at the top of this page. Please contact reception in person for your user name and passwords.
Our nurses have been specially trained to undertake healthcare monitoring for patients with long-term conditions. Our nurse practitioner is also able to prescribe a limited range of medications.
If patients see our nursing team for routine healthcare needs or for straightforward medical help it means that our doctors have more time to see patients with more complex healthcare needs. It also means that our GPs have more time to undertake procedures, such as minor surgery, that used to be done only in hospital.
The reception staff can advise who the most appropriate clinician is for your needs. They will ask you a few questions and book your appointment accordingly. The nurses are trained in managing long term conditions e.g. diabetes, COPD and also provide contraception, immunisation and much more, see practice leaflet..
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.
The practice will display how many appointments have been missed on a monthly basis in reception at each site.
We ask all patients to:
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 10:00am.
When a visit is requested the receptionist will ask the nature of the illness. This helps the doctors to plan the order of visits appropriately.
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.
You can 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.
Home visits are made at the discretion of the doctor
The first seven days of an illness require a self-certificate only, obtainable from your employer. Thereafter your doctor will provide certification as appropriate.
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)