**New** Social Care drop-in sessions
There will be a social worker on site the first and third Thursday of the month (next session 1 September 2016) from 9am-5pm to provide information and advice to adults/carers, including:
- providing details on processes, services they may be able to offer and details of eligibility
- details on universal services/local services
- provide details of how to make a referral or support in making a referral (if required)
No appointment necessary. Please speak to The Limes reception for more details.
These clinics cover child developmental checks and immunisations.
We hold a number of minor surgery procedures at the practice and these are carried out by Dr S Rana. He will be happy to advise you on these procedures.
Your GP will check your blood pressure and you will be able to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your pregnancy. Please bring a urine sample to every antenatal appointment.
This is run by specialist asthma nurses and deals with your annual reviews or any problems you may be having with your asthma.
If you are due for a smear test please arrange an appointment to see one of our nurses.
Well Woman Clinics
Wednesday afternoon 2.15 - 4.45pm at The Limes Surgery, Epping with Dr Shaw.
This clinic deals specifically with women's health issues both emotional and physical. Dr Shaw has a special interest in these issues and has been running this clinic for ten years. Issues which can be discussed and assessed at this clinic include:
Menstrual/Period problems including heavy periods/painful periods/delay in periods
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Vulva and vaginal skin problems
Bleeding in between periods/after intercourse/or painful intercourse
Post menopausal bleeding
Breast problems including routine breast checks
HRT and menopausal symptoms
Dr Shaw is happy to see a lady with regards to any of the above issues. We take in- house referrals from other GPs and nurses within the practice if appropriate.
The HPV vaccinations are given in the school setting. The surgery does not carry any doses of the HPV vaccine. Please notify your school nurse if you have any questions regarding the vaccine or if your child has missed a scheduled dose.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for at risk groups, those aged 65 and over and those suffering from chronic disease including heart, lung and diabetes. Please contact the reception staff for the influenza vaccination appointment in October.
This clinic will deal with your annual reviews or any problems you may be having with your diabetes, You will also have contact with the dietician and chiropodists.
Palliative Care Support
A regular meeting is held between practice team and district nurses with additional input from Macmillan nurses to review and adjust individual patient care plans. The district nurses can provide further information when the practice is closed on 01279 827327.
In addition St Clare's Hospice have a 24 hour line for patients or their seeking palliative care advice on 01279 773773.
Private Work and Non NHS Medical Examinations
The government's contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients. In recent years, more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work. Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to be sure that information provided is true and accurate. Reports should be completed and returned within twenty working days from receipt of pre-payment.
Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge their NHS patients are:
|Holiday cancellation claim forms||£30.00|
|Insurance claim form e.g. BUPA ||£45.00|
|To Whom It May Concern letters||£20.00|
|Lighter Life diet programmes||£54.00|
Please click on the link below for a full price list
Price list for non-NHS services
Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?
Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the NHS medical care of his/her patients. GPs are very busy with the clinical care of patients and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time.
Unfortunately in the past we have completed reports and forms before payment has been made, but have sadly found there to be too many occasions when the doctor has given up the time to do the work, but the fee has not been forthcoming. The receptionists have been asked to collect the fee before the report or form can be completed. There will be no exceptions.
If you have any queries relating to the progress of your request please contact the secretaries on the following numbers:
Sharon: 01992 566543 Leah: 01992 566617 Joanne: 01992 566542