Lyndhurst Surgery2 Church LaneLyndhurstHampshire, SO43 7EWTel: 02380 282 689
Liz has now retired from Lyndhurst Surgery after 29 years service. We have a book in the surgery which you are welcome to add any comments or thoughts in and we will be giving it to her at the end of June.
We have a new Practice Nurse starting shortly, Julie Sweeney who will continue the Diabetic care of Liz's patients.
If you think you are pregnant, please make an appointment at the surgery as soon as you know. All the doctors carry out antenatal care, and share your care with one of the Hampshire midwife team.
All the partners are accredited for child health surveillance. The Health Visiting Service specialise in general health advice, developmental and hearing checks for pre-school children. They monitor the development of young children and are the first point of contact for problems with childhood feeding, behavioural; bed-wetting and sleep difficulties in the young. Please use their vast range of experience.
You will be contacted by the Child Health Department at the appropriate time and informed of the immunisations required. We have morning and afternoon clinics run by our specially trained Practice Nursing staff. Immunisations cannot be given without your child's Personal Health Record Book.
Varied afternoons by appointment.The asthma clinic is nurse lead and advises and monitors any asthma sufferers. We like to monitor our asthma patients regularly to update you on new advances in asthma care
Sister Randall runs a weekly clinic providing full care; support and regular follow up for all insulin and drug or diet controlled diabetics. Regular eye check ups may be arranged through your optician.
Any doctor or our specially trained nursing staff can provide family planning services by appointment. Well Woman clinics are available during the week by appointment. Long acting contraception is available at this surgery by booking an appointment with Dr Walling for 'Implanon' insertion.
Those patients with established heart disease will be reviewed in this clinic. The aim is to reduce the risk of further problems by attending to lifestyle and treatments where appropriate.
Appointments can be made with the practice nurse for blood pressure monitoring and if raised you will be referred on to a doctor for advice and treatment as appropriate.
Please book through reception into a Wart Clinic.
All the partners are qualified to provide this service. Freezing of warts and skin tags occurs on various mornings by appointment. Excision of minor lumps, joint injections and aspirations are also available if appropriate. Please book for an assessment by any doctor through reception.
All female patients aged 25 to 64 years should be tested every 3 -5 years. Cervical Smear appointments are available with our nurses or if preferred with a Doctor during a daytime or an evening surgery, by reserving a double appointment.
This is a concept of prescribed exercise in conjunction with New Forest District Council, Fenwick2 and Romsey Rapids. It is run by qualified staff who supervise the exercise prescribed for your condition. It is extremely useful for stress, high blood pressure, angina, depression, diabetes, asthma and weight loss. Please contact your doctor for more information.
Social Services specialise in the care of patients over 65 years of age. If you feel that you or a relative or friend is not coping at home, social services can provide help and advice, depending on your circumstances, to reduce the burden of household chores and help with the daily necessities. It is not necessary to see a doctor or nurse first, please contact them directly.
Advice on how to give up smoking is available, please make an appointment and the information on how to access a local clinic can be given to you. Alternatively you can contact Quit 4 Life which is a free service provided by the NHS for people who want to give up smoking. Tel: 0845 602 4663. Smoking is not allowed within the Surgery building.
Examinations for insurance purposes, HGV licences, fitness to drive etc., may be arranged by appointment. These services are charged at recommended BMA rates and must be paid for in advance. No negotiation on the chargable fees is entertained.
These services are available and are charged at BMA recommended rates and must be paid for in advance. The surgery can not accept card payments.
We are pleased to announce that we are now holding a regular hearing aid battery replacement clinic here at the surgery. A volunteer from FOLS will be available on the last Friday of each month 2.15 - 3.15 pm. You must bring along your passbook. We are unable to dispose of your old batteries therefore we must ask you to take these home with you.
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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 HMRC website.
Evidence that you are sickIf 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.
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 DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
Self Treatment of Ear Wax Using Portia Ear Syringe – approx £3.30 from most chemists
This is an effective method of relieving the symptoms
of blockage and discomfort and because you are in control
of the pressure used, has been shown to be safer than
syringing done by a healthcare professional.
DO NOT SELF TREAT AND SEEK ADVICE FROM YOUR GP IF;
a) Past or current perforation of eardrum
b) Ear infection within 6 weeks
c) History of cleft palate
d) History of ear surgery
e) Ever been advised against ear syringing by a health professional
Ear wax is a natural cleansing substance for the ears. It helps to protect against infection and water damage. It can become impacted in the ear canal often by using cotton buds inappropriately and causes dulled hearing, discomfort, occasional ringing (tinnitus) or even mild dizziness.
1) Soften the wax with ear drops either of sodium bicarbonate or olive oil for at least 2 days. These products are widely available at the supermarket or a pharmacy. The drops should be room temperature and put inside the ear 3 times a day and allowed to soak for 2-3 minutes.
2) Use the ear syringe bulb with body temperature water (approx 37C / 98F) to flush out the wax.
3) Prepare the syringe by squirting water in and out of it a few times.
4) Gently pull your outer ear "up back and out" to help straighten out the canal, which will allow better access for the water.
5) Tilt your head to one side and gently squirt one or more bulb syringes of water into your ear. (This might be best done in the shower so that the excess water does not go on your floor!)
6) Allow the water to remain in your ear for at least 60 seconds. Gently tilt your head in the opposite direction and wiggle your outer ear. You may note the water which comes out is now discoloured or has chunks of ear wax in it. This is a good thing.
7) Repeat if needed. You may find more than one flushing per ear may be required to rid yourself of ear wax.
8) Repeat on your other ear if needed.
Rarely ear flushing can cause dizziness (if water is not body temperature) but quickly settles.
Occasionally people develop irritation in the outer ear with itching and redness. If this occurs consult your GP.
If symptoms of blockage do not improve, continue softening drops alone for a further 7 days and see the practice nurse. You will need to bring the ear syringe bulb with you.
Phlebotomy clinics are scheduled at the following times with our phlebotomist, Liz Blanchard:
Monday 8.30 am - 12 pm
Wednesday 8.30 am - 12 pm
Thursday 8.30 am - 12 pm
Blood tests appointments are also available on Wednesday afternoons from 2 pm with our Practice Nurse
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