Woodstock Bower SurgeryKimberworth RoadRotherham, S61 1AHTel: 01709 560005
We have a CQC visit on Tuesday the 20th March .
Antenatal clinics are run by the midwives on a Wednesday morning, and 1.30 and 2.30 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon jointly by the midwives and the doctor. If you are pregnant or you have any pregnancy related problems the Midwives will be happy to see you. An appointment can be made as usual at the Reception desk.
Baby Clinics are held on a Tuesday between 11.30 and 1.00 p.m. These clinics are run by the Practice Nurses and a doctor. These Baby Clinics are for well babies only, for routine assessments and checks, and immunisations. If your baby is unwell please make an appointment to see a doctor in a normal surgery.
Well Woman clinics are run on a Wednesday Afternoon by the doctor and the nurse. These clinics are by appointment only.
Routine smears are generally done with a pre booked appointment any day by the nurses, the nurse can also deal with contraception and general issues. The Well Woman clinic deals with all gynaecological problems as well as assisting with any family related problems. An appointment can be made through reception.
The Cardiology/Hypertension appointments are run by the Practice Nurse throughout the week and is by appointment only. This deals with the routine follow-up of heart disease, angina, hypertension and other cardiological problems
The Diabetes appointments are run throughout the week by the Practice Nurses they are by appointment only and deals with the routine follow-up and review of patients with diabetes. Any diabetes related problems can be dealt with in this clinic
The Asthma appointments are run throughout the week by the Practice Nurses and are by appointment only. A full range of assessments and treatments are available for all people with asthma, both adult and child and can be carried out by a HCA
Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse who will be happy to discuss your travel vaccination requirements and arrange for your vaccinations. We are an approved Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre
A full range of immunisations for both adults and children is available. Please make an appointment with the Practice Nuse who will advise and arrange for any immunisations to be given. Most baby immunisations are carried out routinely in the Tuesday 'Baby Clinic', and pre-school boosters on Wednesday afternoons, between 3pm and 4pm.
If you require advice or support from Social Services, please contact Rotherham MB Council direct on Rotherham 382121 and ask for Social Services.
Advice is available from the Practice Nurse and the doctors. Please remember that all requests are treated in the strictest confidence, so do not be afraid to speak to one of our health professionals.
Please note that Dr Brynes does not prescribe emergency contraception ('the morning after pill') nor refer for termination of pregnancy. Please ask to see a different doctor if seeking such advice.
Contraception advice is available through the Sexual Health Clinic at Rotherham Foundation Trust 01709 820000
Pregnancy Advisory Service: If you find you have an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy and need further advice, your doctor may refer you to Rotherham's Pregnancy Advisory Service, at Rotherham Hospital. Alternatively, you can make your own appointment to be seen, without a referral from your GP. Please telephone the service on Rotherham 304542 (or Freephone 08000 730958).
Minor Surgery, Skin Surgery and Cryotherapy clinics are run on a monthly basis at the surgery. Please see your doctor if you have any skin lumps or bumps you may be concerned about, and if surgery is advisable you will be referred to the appropriate clinic.
Patients on anticoagulation treatment (warfarin) can now have their regular monitoring blood tests and dosage adjustment carried out at the surgery. If you are currently attending a hospital anticoagulation monitoring clinic and would like to take advantage of this service, please speak to your doctor.
Some patients under the care of the Rheumatology Department require regular blood tests to monitor the safety of their treatment. Under a 'shared care' protocol, we are now starting to undertake monitoring blood tests for some patients. If you would like to use this service, please speak to your hospital specialist at your next visit and ask if you could have your blood test monitoring carried out here at the surgery.
The practice currently has 3 counsellors who each hold weekly clinics. If you feel you need to speak to a counsellor about any problems you may be having you can self refer to the IAPT ( Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) by calling 01709 302630 and they will arrange for an appointment to be made for you.
You can find out more about the services they offer at their website www.talkingsense.org which covers:
Also part of the Primary Care Mental Health Team are specialist nurses, who can offer short term therapeutic interventions for people with a range of moderate mental health difficulties. They provide individual treatment sessions aimed at helping people understand their difficulties and learn techniques to manage them effectively.
Held on Tuesdays in conjunction with a specialist drugs worker or nurse, by appointment only. The service is available to anyone aged 21 or over with with substance misuse problems. Appointments for initial assessment with the Specialist Nurse can be made in the normal way at reception. If you wish to discuss your problem first with a doctor, please make an appointment with Dr Brynes , who is the clinical leads for substance misuse in the practice.
Alcohol Counselling is available to anyone who feels they may have an alcohol problem. We can refer to Clearways who provide an alcohol service support and advise
As soon as you learn that you are pregnant, please ask for an appointment with a midwife. The receptionists will pass on your details to the midwife, who will contact you and arrange for you first 'booking' appointment. For this first appointment the midwife will usually visit you in your own home.
To make your appointment, either call in at Reception or telephone . Midwives prefer to see you as early in your pregnancy as is possible, ideally before eight weeks from your last period. If you have already 'booked in' with your midwife and need advice, please contact her on the number she will have given you.
If you are unable to contact her for any reason, you should telephone one of the following Rotherham Hospital numbers for advice:
If you are thinking about starting a family, and you would like pre-conception advice, please ask for an appointment to see a midwife. Appointments can be made through Reception in the normal way
Aquanatal Classes are a really fun way to keep fit during your pregnancy. They are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Rotherham Leisure Complex (near St. Anne's roundabout) between 11am and 12 midday. Booking is recommended to avoid disappointment - telephone the centre on Rotherham (01709) 722555 to reserve your place. Ask your midwife if you would like to know more about this
Parentcraft classes are provided for women from about the 28th week of pregnancy onwards. Please ask your midwife if you would like further information about these classes, which provide advice, and help you prepare for labour, delivery, breast-feeding and looking after your newborn baby.
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)
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