Self Care & Help
Visit the links below to see if you can self help or get more inspired to live well.
We want you to be pro-active about taking care and staying in good health, so we've added the links for Live Well and Wellbeing sections too, so please do check them out, get inspired and share with others!
- Complete an online self-referral form
When the practice is closed and you feel you need urgent medical advice or help that is not an emergency call 111. Visit www.nhs.uk/111 for more information.
We run the following seasonal services:
Our first flu clinic of the year is now available to book. This clinic is for OVER 65's ONLY and will be running on Saturday 28th September 2019.
If you will be 65 by the 31st March 2020, you will be eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine this year. This means that though you may not be 65 when we run our flu clinics this year, you are still entitled to a flu vaccine. Please contact the surgery of rmore details.
Flu clinics are also available to book on the following dates:-
Saturday 12th October (Eligible Adults & Over 65s)
Saturday 19th October (Eligible Adults, Eligible Children & Over 65s)
If you are unsure whether you are eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination, please contact the surgery for criteria information.
Non NHS Services
The services shown are not provided under the National Health Service contract and the following fees will be charged. If you have any questions relating to these fees, please address them to the Practice Manager before requesting the service. You can find more information about why GPs sometimes charge fees on the British Medical Association website (BMA).
|Access to Medical Records (view)||£10.00|
|Private Sick Note||£18.00|
|Private Insurance Claim Forms||£30.00|
|Photocopying of Medical Notes (e.g. copies for own use)||£50.00|
|To Whom It May Concern Letter (private letter)||£25.00|
|Local Authority Forms|
|Child Minding Form||£40.00|
|Letter for School||£25.00|
|Blue Badge (disabled parking)||£30.00|
|Concessionary Travel Pass||£26.00|
|Citizens Advice (patient pays)||£15.00|
|Mental Capacity certificate with Examination||£100.00|
|Mental Capacity Certificate without Examination||£65.00|
|Lasting Power of Attorney||£65.00|
|Employment, Pre-Employment Medical and Report||£165.00|
|Employment, Pre-Employment Report (No Examination)||£99.00|
|Army Medical Report (No examination)||£65.00|
|Medical Insurance Certificate (e.g. BUPA, PPA, PPP)||£25.00|
|Medical Insurance Report or extract from Medical Records (requesting information regarding a specific ailment)||Dependent on the information required|
|Medical Assessment Reports (Fee fixed by Insurance Company)||£89.00|
|Life Assurance Proposal (full GP report and targeted report)||£92.50|
|Mortgage Claim Form||£30.00|
|Council Tax Discount||£25.00|
|Medical and Report (e.g. Elderly, HGV, PSV and Taxi)||£100.00|
|Driver Insurance Form – With Medical||£95.00|
|Driver Insurance Form – Without Medical||£55.00|
|Fitness for gym||£25.00|
|Sports report detailed||£70.00|
|Shotgun Licence – No Medical||£35.00|
|Private Prescription (Travel)||£18.00|
|Fitness to Travel||£35.00|
|Fitness to Travel Statement with Medical||£100.00|
|Cancellation of Holiday Claim Form||£30.00|
|Certificates (Incapacity, Private Sick Note, Other (Short/Simple))||£25.00|
|AH Form (pre-paid by agency)||£80.00|
|AH 2 Form||£24.36|
|Temporary Residents Not Eligible For NHS Treatment|
|Private Consultation (20 minutes)||£50.00|
Please note that we do not provide the following services:
- Passport Forms
- Offshore Medicals
- Asbestos Medicals
- Yellow Fever Vaccinations
Please note that we only accept cash. All payments must be made up front at the time of the request being made.
Why do I need to pay upfront?
In the past we have completed reports and forms before payment has been made, but sadly there has been many occasions when the GP has completed the work but the payment has not been made. Therefore, the fee must be paid in advance at the time of the request for the letter or form to be completed is made or when the appointment for the medical is booked.
The nursing team at Kingsway Surgery are highly skilled and are responsible for many different aspects of care within the Surgery.
If you require an appointment for any of the following then please call the Surgery and book a nurse appointment.
- Chronic Disease Monitoring- such as diabetes, asthma or COPD reviews
- Cervical Smears
- Travel Vaccinations
- Wound checks and suture removal
- Blood pressure checks
- Childhood Immunisations
- Adult Vaccinations- such as pneumococcal and flu vaccines
- Spirometry- if recommended by the Doctor
When calling to book the appointment please explain briefly what the appointment is for so that the receptionist can ensure that you are booked with the appropriate nurse who specialises in this area.
As well as normal medical care and a full range of preventative medicine, Kingsway Surgery is pleased to offer patients the following services:
Antenatal Care – clinic each Thursday, and booking clinic on Wednesday
Child Development – a full programme of development checks carried out by the health visitors and doctors.
Cervical Screening – routine screening (smears) are undertaken by our practice nurse.
Health Promotion – for routine health check, weight loss and lifestyle advice, we invite patients, in particular those who attend infrequently, to use this opportunity to have a check up from time to time.
Please arrange a double appointment with one of the Practice Nurses.
Immunisation – the Practice Nurses can offer advice on a range of immunisations and infectious diseases. These include the new vaccines now available for cervical cancer prevention, tetanus boosters, pneumonia and flu vaccinations and many others.
Travel Medicine – the Practice Nurses run dedicated travel clinics each week.
These are for patients who plan to travel abroad and need Vaccinations, malaria advice and general advice to help ensure safe, healthy travel. Please make sure that you make your appointments in plenty of time and at least 3 weeks before you travel, as all vaccinations take 14 days to take effect.
Contraception – the Practice offers a full range of contraceptive services.
These include the oral pill, long acting injections, implants and IUCD (coil) fitting. For pill advice and the injections see the Nurse Practitioner or one of the Practice Nurses.
They can also give verbal advice about all contraceptive methods and help decide which may be best suited to you.
Minor Surgery – a range of minor surgical procedures, including removal of cysts, skin tags etc.
Counselling service - This can be accessed through a GP appointment or through a self-referral to the Lets Talk Wellbeing service.
Long Term Conditions Management - Kingsway Surgery offer a wide range of treatments for the following conditions:
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Ischaemic heart disease
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
These clinics are run mostly by the Practice Nurses. You will be contacted at least once a year and invited to attend for a review. If you are having problems with any of these conditions please contact reception to arrange an appointment.
Private Medicals - These can be arranged for both insurance or occupation purposes etc and are carried out upon request. In the event of cancellation within 24 hours, or non attendance, a charge of £25.00 will be made. A full list of charges can be found in reception or by clicking on the following link: https://bit.ly/2GN9Nmt
Completion of medical reports - If you have a form that needs to be completed by a GP then please contact the Surgery and ask to speak to the Practice Manager to discuss timescales and costs.
Copies of medical records - If you wish to view a copy of your medical records you must submit this request in writing and fill in the patient access forms which are available from reception or by clicking on this link to download them. All requests must be addressed to the practice manager and we will aim to complete all requests for both patients or external firms working on your behalf as quickly and efficiently as possible.
All about collecting test results here...
You can find out your test results by ringing the surgery after 2:30pm Monday to Friday.
If you require a hard copy of your results, please ask the Reception Team who will be able to provide this for you.
Please contact the surgery after one week for blood test results, unless instructed otherwise by the GP or Nurse. Some more specialised blood tests can take longer than a week to be processed.
Please be aware that results of hospital scans or tests can take longer than a week to come through to the surgery.