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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Telephone Consultations

Our clinicians are available during the day to be contacted by telephone although you may be asked to call back at a later time or to leave a message for the clinician to call you back after completing their surgery session.

 

Home Visits

Home Visits

Home visits are made to those who are too ill to attend the surgery. Whenever possible these should be requested before 10.30am by telephoning 01484 500921.

We adopt a policy of encouraging attendance at the surgery unless you feel this would seriously aggravate your health condition.

When a visit is requested the receptionist will ask the nature and duration of the illness. This helps the Doctor to plan the appropriate order of the visits. He may call you for more information before visiting.

The Doctor's ability to assess and treat patients in their own howm is often hindered by the lack of facilities that are normally available in the surgery. The number of patients that a Doctor can see and treat in their own homes in one day is restricted because of the travelling time involved. It makes more sense for the patient to come ot the doctor.

Visiting is not normally required for common symptoms of childhood such as fevers, cold, cough, earache, headache, diarrhoea/vomiting and in most cases abdominal pain. It is perfectly safe to bring a child to the surgery with a fever. Car transport is sensible and is always available from freinds, relatives, neighbours or taxi firms. The clinical need, and not transportation issues, necessitate home visits.

IT IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DOCTOR TO ARRANGE TRANSPORT TO THE SURGERY.

Adults with common problems of cough, sore throat, flu, back pain and abdominal pain should also not require home visiting. Home visits are made at the discretion of the doctor.

 
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