NON-NHS CERTIFICATES, EXAMINATIONS AND REPORTS
There are certain services that patients
request which are not covered by the National Health Service, eg private certificates,
medicals for fitness to drive, pre-employment medicals, private health insurance
claim forms etc for which we must charge. In accordance with this, we use the
British Medical Association scale of recommended fees. You may find it useful
to clarify with the receptionist whether a fee is involved.
There is no need to see a GP to contact Medway Maternity Services please go to www.medway.nhs.uk to complete the online self-referral form.
Removal of small skin moles and lumps
and other minor surgical procedures are carried out by the partners in the treatment
room. You will need to see a doctor to arrange this.
The following services are available
in the practice. Please ask your doctor or the receptionist for details.
- Family Planning
- Diabetic Clinic
- Asthma Clinic
- Smoking Cessation Clinic
- Baby Clinic and Baby Immunisation Clinic
- CHD Clinic
- Hypertension Clinic
- COPD Clinic
- Child Health Surveillance
Choose and book is available with all our doctors: if you are being refered to hospital you can choose where and when you want to go. See our leaflets in the waiting area ask our doctors or visit the website www.chooseandbook.nhs.uk
MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC CONDITIONS
Many conditions such as diabetes, asthma, COPD, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, long-term mental health
problems and epilepsy benefit from regular checks including medication reviews. Our practice nurse team is trained
to manage stable, long-term conditions. The practice runs annual recall systems for these chronic conditions and
offers clinical review with necessary follow-up when clinically indicated.
St Mary’s also has an anti-coagulant clinic for monitoring those
patients on warfarin medication.
There are occasions when patients may be involved in intimate examinations by a doctor.
This practice is committed to putting patients at ease whenever possible, and
if you wish a chaperone to be present during your examination please do not hesitate to ask the doctor.