The Surgery7-9 Manchester RoadHaslingden, RossendaleLancashire, BB4 5SLTel: 01706 253 700
To book please call us on 01706 253 700 (please note all calls are recorded).
We will do our best to give you an appointment with the doctor or nurse of your choice. If you wish to see a particular clinician please let us know and we will note it in your record.
We are now able to register patients for online access again.
We would like to thank you for your patience while we upgraded our appointment system.
We require all patients who wish to use the service (including those who have already created accounts on or before Wednesday 17th September 2014) to bring in two forms of ID to sign up. This is for security reasons as you will need to be given a new password for the new system.
If you require advice, ring our reception. We can arrange for a doctor or nurse to speak to you when they are free.
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. Appointments booked online can also be cancelled online.
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 10:00 on 01706 253 700.
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, he/she may ring you to see if the matter can be managed over the phone first. 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)
The surgery is a training practice which means that we train doctors intending to become GPs. The process will sometimes involve consultations which are video recorded or where a trainee and trainer are present. In this case your permission will always be requested.
The surgery is also involved in the teaching of undergraduate medical students from Manchester University Faculty of Medicine.
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