Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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All clinics are by appointment only - the majority are run by our team of practice nurses.
High Blood Pressure Management
Wound and Dressing Checks
Family Planning: Coil fitiings and implants with a specialist GP
Minor surgery is available at the practice in a specialist clinic. If you are worried about any lumps or moles please make an appointment to see a doctor.
Some of our doctors practise acupuncture and epley manoeuvre; please enquire at reception for details.
All children need to have completed a course of immunisations by the age of five. Adults should also keep their vaccinations up to date. Please discuss your requirements with a practice nurse.
Please remember to contact the practice early!
It can take up to 12 weeks to complete a course of travel vaccinations. Please click on the travel vaccinations for more information. On contacting the surgery advice will be given and arrangements made for an appointment in our travel clinic for any necessary immunisations. All immunisations are administered by the practice nurse.
We offer a comprehensive family planning service for pills, injections and implants, coils, caps and other barrier methods, as well as for emergency contraception. If you require advice, please consult with our clinicians.
If you have not seen a doctor for three years or are over 75 years you may request an annual review.
Our travel clinic is only available to patients registered at Lime Tree Surgery. It is important that you contact us as early as possible, because some vaccinations require more than one injection and require time to become effective.
If you require advice about what vaccinations you might need then click on the links below or alternatively call reception on 01903 264101 to check when you last had a Hepatitis A, Typhoid or Diptheria, Polio and Tetanus (Revaxis). You can also use the www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk website which provides you with the information you need to determine what vaccinations you require and if malaria medication is indicated.
If you require any of the above vaccinations (Hepatitis A, Typhoid or Revaxis), you can book an appointment at Lime Tree Surgery. These vaccinations are provided on the NHS.
For all other travel vaccinations please contact:
Sussex Travel Clinic on 01273 749100 or visit www.sussextravelclinic.com
The NHS accepts responsibility for supplying ongoing medication for temporary periods abroad of up to three months. If a person is going to be abroad for more than three months then all that the patient is entitled to at NHS expense is a sufficient supply of his/her regular medication to get to the destination and find an alternative supply of that medication.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Non NHS Fees
Most of the services offered by the surgery are free under the NHS. However some services are not covered under the NHS and for these your GP can charge a fee. The fee will reflect both the doctor's time to carry out the service and their professional opinion. It may also include the cost of nursing or secretarial support, stationery and consumables.
Below is a list of private fees correct as of 1st June 2015. These are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change. Please contact the surgery for clarification of charges. All fees are to be paid up front, before any forms or document requests will be accepted by the surgery.
LIME TREE SURGERY PRIVATE FEES AS FROM 1ST July 2019
Adoption/fostering medical: £94.30
Bus pass application: £30.00
Camp America form: £50.00
Employers report: £120.00 without appointment; with a 30 minute appointment £150.00
Fitness to travel form: £35.00 without appointment; with 30 minute appointment £50.00
Health assessment advisory forms: £40.00
HGV/Taxi Medical: £150 needs a compulsory 30 minute appointment
Holiday cancellation form: £40.00
Letters: To whom it may concern (TWIMC) £40.00 – please complete form overleaf to inform us what you would like the doctor to say
Motor sports form: £150.00 needs a compulsory 30 minute appointment
Fitness to participate forms: £40.00 (parachute, marathons, charity events, university)
Power of Attorney form: £190.00 payment not taken up front as at the GP’s discretion as whether they will undertake the work. Secretaries will advise as to when to pay and book the appointment.
Private health care claim form (BUPA etc.): £40.00
Private prescription: £15.00
Private sick note: £30.00
Solicitor’s reports: £120.00 without appointment: £150.00 with appointment
Taking medication abroad letter: £20.00
All women aged 25-65 need a regular cervical smear test to detect any early changes which might lead to cancer later on. A test is advised every three years for patients 25-49 and every five years for those aged 50-64.
Cervical screening is a method of preventing cervical cancer by detecting abnormal cells in the cervix (lower part of the womb). It is not a test for cancer, but it is a test to check the health of the cervix. The majority of women's test results show that everything is normal but for one in 20 women, the test will show some changes in the cells of the cervix. Most of these changes will not lead to cervical cancer and the cells will go back to normal on their own. In some cases, the abnormal cells need to be treated to prevent them becoming a problem later.
Health Visitors are employed by the West Sussex Health and based at Findon Children and Family Centre and can be contacted on 01903 843818. They run a "walk in" baby clinic in the surgery every Friday morning.
A healthy pregnancy starts before you become pregnant. If you are on regular medication for conditions such as diabetes or epilepsy, please consult your doctor. If you think you are pregnant you can now self-refer via the website www.pregnancybooking.westernsussexhospitals.nhs.uk.
There is a mental health advisor accessible through the practice. Referral is via your GP.
Our midwives are based at the children's centre at the Vale School and can be contacted on 01903 270455. They provide antenatal and postnatal care, support and eduction to those who are pregnant.
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