Greenwood SurgeryTylers RideSouth Woodham FerrersChelmsford, Essex, CM3 5XDTel: 01245 426898
We operate an emergency surgery every morning from Monday to Friday this is nurse-led and is for emergency appointments, between 09:00 and 10:00.
Daily surgeries are held each morning and afternoon. Monday is set aside for “Book-On-The-Day” appointments to see the doctor. This gives patients who have been unwell over the weekend an opportunity to see the doctor. Tuesday evening is our late night surgery.
We have a late night surgery each Tuesday from 16:30 to 20:30.
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.
This information is a guide and has been checked by health professionals, however, if you are unsure about your child’s well-being, we recommend you contact your pharmacy or G.P.
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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 between 09:00 and 10:00.
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. 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.
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).
Patients wishing to register for this service may download the form below and print it out. Please complete the form and return it to the surgery (in person). You are required to bring photo identification (such as a passport) and proof of address in the form of a utility bill or some other letter for verification purposes.
Greenwood Surgery's patients have the ability to Book Appointments and Renew Prescriptions online.
This service is soon to be extended to include viewing parts of your Health Records.
For more information, please contact reception and ask for a form to sign-up for this service.
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