CORONAVIRUS: If you have symptoms of fever or cough please STAY AT HOME AND SELF-ISOLATE with self care while you are unwell. You do not need to contact the surgery unless you are becoming increasingly unwell. You will not need to be routinely tested for coronavirus COVID 19 for your symptoms.
Current advice is available on https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19 If you have any queries please call the practice but DO NOT ATTEND IN PERSON. Many thanks.
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The NHS provides most health care free of charge. However there are a number of other services for which fees can be charged. These are mainly for services not covered by the NHS, such as medical reports for insurance companies and lawyers, letters for employers or school or university, fitness to travel or fitness to undertake certain sports. The fee will vary according to the time required to complete the report.
Doctors are involved in a whole range of non-medical work, largely on the basis that they occupy a position of trust within the community, and are in the position to verify the accuracy of information. If a GP signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a professional duty that s(he) checks the accuracy of such information. This may involve examining the patient and or their entire medical record.
Please contact the reception team for more information.
There are a number of certificates which GPs are obliged to provide free of charge. These include certain certificates supporting claims by patients for social security benefits.
If a patient is off work for seven days or less the GP does not have to provide a sick note. A patient can be refused a note or charged for a private one for illnesses of seven days or less.
After nearly 31 years working at Grantley Medical Practice Dr Fitchett is retiring at the end of April 2020.
"I will miss the patients, staff and colleagues, some of whom I have known since I started working at the practice. It has been a privilege and pleasure to have been a GP during this time and I leave knowing that the current doctors will continue to work hard to provide a caring service to the patients of the practice."View Details