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The health visitors hold immunisation clinics at Linwood Health Centre.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month: Linwood Health Centre, 11.00am -1.00pm.
For further information, please contact the health visiting team on 01505 821405 or 01505 821412.
All GP practices are contracted to provide 'essential services', that is, basic treatment of ill people. We also provide the following 'additional services':
If you are asked to bring any kind of specimen to either surgery, please do so before 10.30am (please ensure that the correct forms are enclosed with the specimen), at which time a van from the laboratory collects all specimens.
The doctor or other member of staff will advise when results of investigations are likely to be available and at which surgery.
For test results, please phone after 11.30am.
Please allow one week for blood, stool or urine results, and four weeks for smear results.
Results will be given only to the patient (unless the patient is under the age of 16) and not to a representative of the patient unless written permission is received by the practice.
The NHS does not cover certain services provided by your doctor. Please ask the receptionist, who can tell you the fee involved, which will be in accordance with British Medical Association recommendations. Examples of these services are:
The practice will be holding clinics throughout the winter months until the end of March 2020
However, please note that the Flu Vaccine for children aged 2-5 will be held in Community Health Centres and not carried out here at the practice. Further details will be sent out via letter to the parents and guardians of children within this category on how to arrange this.
Walk in Flu Clinics (for eligible patients)
Bridge of Weir Surgery - Saturday 19th October - 9am-11am
Houston Surgery - Saturday 2nd November - 9am-11am
Please read the information below which stresses the importance of having a flu jab if you are over 65, are pregnant or have a long-term condition such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease etc.
Dr Cowie is able to provide contraceptive implants to relevant patients. If this is something you are considering, please make a telephone consultation with Dr Cowie in the first instance to discuss this.
The patient is responsible for self-certification for the first seven days of illness, using form SC2 available from his/her employer or the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP). Thereafter, certificates are obtained from the doctor as part of the consultation. This "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.
Please note that the provision of private certificates and school letters etc are outwith NHS regulations and an appropriate charge will be made for supplying these documents. Please ask at reception for more details.