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The Surgery will be closed for Training purposes on:

Wednesday 11th July 2018

from 1:00pm till 6:30pm.

We will reopen on Thursday morning at 08:00am as usual.

For Out Of Hours Service Please Call Badger On: 0121 766 2104 Or 0300 555 7575

Patients Under Hospital Care

Tests & Investigations  

                                                

All tests and investigations required by the specialists must be ordered by them and the appointments sent to you.             

                                                                                                      

If the specialist requires blood tests he/she should give you a request form which you can take to whoever normally provides blood tests in your area. This varies and may be your surgery, hospital or community clinic.

 

The specialist is responsible for acting upon the results of any test he/she requests and for informing you of the results.

 

If you haven’t heard from the specialist about a test result please ring the specialist’s secretary at the hospital, not the GP practice as your surgery may not know the result and will not know what the specialist intended to do with the  information.

Prescriptions

If the specialist prescribes a new medication or changes one that you are on, they should provide you with the first prescription. This may be on a white prescription that can be used in the hospital pharmacy or on a green one that you can take to your normal pharmacy.

 

Upon notification from the specialist your surgery may automatically add the medication change to your repeat list on the computer. You will then be able to order re-supply without an appointment. However you must telephone your surgery to confirm this or use on-line services if you have registered for them.

 

NOT ALL MEDICATIONS PRESCRIBED BY A SPECIALIST ARE SUITABLE FOR BEING PRESCRIBED BY YOUR GP SURGERY.

 

If you are uncertain what changes the specialist is making please ask them to explain it to you at your next appointment. It saves you having to see your GP to discuss something he or she may only know of from a short letter of explanation.

 

Sick or Fit Note 

If you need to be certified as unfit for work as a result of the treatment provided by your specialist (or therapist) he or she should issue a sick note when you are discharged from hospital or seen in the clinic. Please ask for one if you need it. This should cover the full period of time the specialist anticipates you will be unfit for work.

 

YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO VISIT YOUR GP SIMPY TO OBTAIN A SICK NOTE WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN PROVIDED BY A SPECIALIST.

 

Follow Up Appointments

If you need to be seen again the hospital will provide you with another appointment.  Please ask the specialists’ secretary if it does not arrive in a timely way.

 

THE GP SURGERY IS UNABLE TO ASSIST WITH ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS RELATING TO HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

 

In summary, specialists are responsible for:

  • Looking after all your tests
  • Providing prescriptions when needed
  • Issuing a sick note if required
  • Providing you with a follow up appointment if necessary

 



 
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