Social Care drop-in sessions
There will be a social worker on site the first and third Thursday of the month from 9am-5pm to provide information and advice to adults/carers, including:
- providing details on processes, services they may be able to offer and details of eligibility
- details on universal services/local services
- provide details of how to make a referral or support in making a referral (if required)
No appointment necessary. Please speak to The Limes reception for more details.
These clinics cover child developmental checks and immunisations.
We hold a minor surgery clinic at the practice which is run by Dr Victoria Rowe. She will be happy to advise you on these procedures.
Your GP will check your blood pressure and you will be able to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your pregnancy. Please bring a urine sample to every antenatal appointment.
This is run by specialist asthma nurses and deals with your annual reviews or any problems you may be having with your asthma.
If you are due for a smear test please arrange an appointment to see one of our nurses.
Coil and Implant Clinic
This is run by Dr Shaw on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 2.15pm-4.45pm at The Limes Surgery, Epping. She also fits pessary rings in this clinic but for removal, please book a routine appointment.
Steroid Injection Clinic
This clinic is run by Dr John House and is held monthly on a Wednesday at The Limes in Epping.
The HPV vaccinations are given in the school setting. The surgery does not carry any doses of the HPV vaccine. Please notify your school nurse if you have any questions regarding the vaccine or if your child has missed a scheduled dose.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for at risk groups, those aged 65 and over and those suffering from chronic disease including heart, lung and diabetes. Please contact the reception staff for the influenza vaccination appointment in October.
This clinic will deal with your annual reviews or any problems you may be having with your diabetes.
Palliative Care Support
A regular meeting is held between practice team and district nurses with additional input from Macmillan nurses to review and adjust individual patient care plans. The district nurses can provide further information when the practice is closed on 01279 827327.
In addition St Clare's Hospice have a 24 hour line for patients or their relatives seeking palliative care advice on 01279 773773.
Private Work and Non NHS Medical Examinations
The government's contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients. In recent years, more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work. Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to be sure that information provided is true and accurate. Reports should be completed and returned within twenty working days from receipt of pre-payment.
Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge their NHS patients are:
|Holiday cancellation claim forms||£30-67.00|
|Insurance claim form e.g. BUPA ||£67.00|
|To Whom It May Concern letters||£15-30.00|
Please click on the link below for a full price list
Price list for non-NHS services
Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?
Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the NHS medical care of his/her patients. GPs are very busy with the clinical care of patients and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time.
Unfortunately in the past we have completed reports and forms before payment has been made, but have sadly found there to be too many occasions when the doctor has given up the time to do the work but the fee has not been forthcoming. The receptionists have been asked to collect the fee before the report or form can be completed. There will be no exceptions.
If you have any queries relating to the progress of your request please contact the secretaries on the following numbers:
Sharon: 01992 566543 Leah: 01992 566617 Joanne: 01992 566542