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:
This year at Kingsway surgery, everyone over 65 yrs will be offered a new flu vaccination which has been recommended by NHS England. This is because extensive research has proven that it provides better immunity than other flu vaccinations in this age group.
We will be holding an “OVER 65s ONLY” flu clinic on:
Saturday 15th September 2018.
If you are over 65, please book an appointment at reception as soon as possible. Please note, no other age groups will be seen at this clinic.
Other flu clinics will be held in October and November, (dates to be confirmed). Anyone who is eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination can book an appointment in the clinics. This will include anyone in an ‘at risk group’, (e.g diabetes, COPD, severe heart or kidney disease, those with a low immune system).
People with asthma need to be taking regular preventer (brown, red or purple) inhalers to qualify for an NHS flu jab - that means every day, not just occasionally, and not just a reliever (blue) inhaler. In these cases you are welcome to attend a local pharmacy which will provide the vaccination at a small cost.
The NHS provide very strict criteria to which we must adhere, so please do not be offended if we decline to give you a flu vaccination on these grounds. Even if you have had the vaccine in the past, regulations change regularly and it may not be possible to offer it on that basis.
We will be sending letters of invitation to all families who have a 2 or 3 year old toddler to attend for nasal flu vaccination. This is a spray into each nostril, NOT an injection. These children are determined by birthday dates, and again, not all children will be eligible. If you receive a letter, please contact the surgery to make an appointment, which will be on a Saturday in October and November.
Older children up to the age of 18yrs in ‘at risk’ groups may also be eligible for the nasal spray, or alternatively a small number may need an injection instead. NO LETTERS WILL BE SENT FOR THIS AGE GROUP. If in doubt, contact the surgery for advice
Some older children will be offered the nasal spray / injection at school, depending on the year group. Unfortunately, if your child misses this opportunity the surgery is unable to provide it UNLESS they are in an at risk group.
FLU IS A SERIOUS ILLNESS, NOT A HEAVY COLD. Please ensure you book your appointment as soon as possible.
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).
| COMMON REQUESTS
|Access to Medical Records under GDPR 2018||FREE|
|Access to Medical Records (excessive requests)||£50.00|
|To Whom it May Concern Letter (simple)||£25.00|
|To Whom it May Concern Letter (Complex/Lengthy)||£50.00|
|Firearms Medical Report||£37.00|
|Holiday Cancellation Insurance Claim||£50.00|
|Simple Letter detailing Prescription Medication for Travel||£10.00|
|Pregnant Woman's Medical Certificate Attesting Fitness to Fly||£15.00|
|Insurance Forms (Simple and at Patient's Request)||£50.00|
|Insurance Forms (Requested by Company)||£75.00|
|Insurance Examination and Report||£170.00|
|Concessionary Travel Pass Forms||£18.00|
|Council Tax Certificate of Severe Mental Impairment||FREE|
|Fitness to attend Private School/University/Sports||
Full Medical - £100.00
Report Only - £70.00
Extract From Records -£50.00
|Fitness to Travel||
Examination & Report - £100.00
Report Only - £70.00
| Employment Medical
Full Report - £170.00
Report - £110.00
|HGV, LGV, PCV, Taxi Medical||Full Medical - £100.00|
|Seatbelt Exemption Medical||Full Medical - £100.00|
|Adoption/Fostering Medical (Pre-Paid by Agency)||£80.00|
|Elderly Driver Fitness Medical (DVLA)||Full Medical - £100.00|
|Jury Service Exemption Letter||FREE (As per Juries Act 1974)|
|Certificate of Existence||£20.00|
|Private Appointment (10 minutes)||
Surgery Consultation - £60.00
Home Visit - £250.00
|Private Sick Note||£30.00|
|Power of Attorney||
Examination & Certificate - £250.00
Witnessing Certificate - £125.00
|Hepatitis B (Course of 3)||£105.00|
| Hepatitis B Booster
|Rabies (per vaccination)||£70.00|
|Rabies (Course of 3)||£175.00|
|Meningitis ACWY for Travel||£65.00|
|Japanese B Encephalitis (Course of 2)||£205.00|
|Tick-Bourne Encephalitis (Course of 3)||£180.00|
Please note that we do not provide the following services:
- Offshore Medicals
- Asbestos Medicals
- Yellow Fever Vaccinations
Please note that we only accept cash. All payments must be made upon collection.
PLEASE BE AWARE ANY URGENT REQUESTS REQUIRED WITHIN 48 HOURS WILL BE SUBJECT TO AN EXPRESS FEE AND THE STANDARD CHARGE WILL BE DOUBLED.
All Private Work will take a minimum of at least two weeks to complete.
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.