Practice Clinics & Services

To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our reception staff.

Community Midwifes

The Community Midwife Team provide care for mothers before and after delivery and care for the baby during the first fortnight of life.

Our midwives are attached to the practice to provide antenatal and/postnatal-care in liaison with the doctors. Further information on the Ante-natal & Post-natal care at the practice can be found here.

District Nursing

We have a group District Nurses who provide nursing care of the acutely and chronically sick. They will visit you at home if your condition requires, for example if you have recently been discharged from hospital and require a dressing to be changed or stitches removed etc.

You can contact the District Nurses direct by telephoning 0300 083 0100.

Healthcare Assistant

Our Healthcare Assistant offers the following services:

  • Blood and Urine Tests
  • New patient checks
  • Dressings, stitch removal etc.
  • BP Checks
  • ECG’s
  • Over 75 checks

Health Visitors

Our Health Visitors provide health advice and help for families with young children.

You can contact him direct by calling Hucknall Health Centre on 0115 883 2100.

Minor Surgery

Minor operations can be arranged at the surgery. This is by appointment only and has to be discussed with the doctor prior to the appointment.

Practice Nursing Services

Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:

She also runs clinics for:

  • CHD
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Weight control
  • Over 75 checks.

Private Non-NHS Work

Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)

Certain services provided by the Doctors are not covered by the NHS and fees are payable for such items as:

  • HGV & PSV licences
  • Elderly driver licences       
  • Insurance
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Private certificates          
  • Holiday vaccinations
  • Insurance claims           
  • Fitness for sports

Please ask the receptionist for such services. Charges are payable at the time of attendance, and the BMA recommended scale of fees is on display at the reception desk. For further information please see Why do GP’s charge?

Medical Certificates

Self-certificates are available from your employer for sickness of up to one week. Any certificate required from the Doctor for periods up to the first week can only be provided as a private certificate for which there is a charge.

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The '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.

For more information see the website (where this information was sourced)