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The health visitors hold immunisation clinics at Linwood Health Centre.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month: Linwood Health Centre, 11.00am -1.00pm.
For further information, please contact the health visiting team on 01505 821405 or 01505 821412.
All GP practices are contracted to provide 'essential services', that is, basic treatment of ill people. We also provide the following 'additional services':
If you are asked to bring any kind of specimen to either surgery, please do so before 10.30am (please ensure that the correct forms are enclosed with the specimen), at which time a van from the laboratory collects all specimens.
The doctor or other member of staff will advise when results of investigations are likely to be available and at which surgery.
For test results, please phone after 11.30am.
Please allow one week for blood, stool or urine results, and four weeks for smear results.
Results will be given only to the patient (unless the patient is under the age of 16) and not to a representative of the patient unless written permission is received by the practice.
The NHS does not cover certain services provided by your doctor. Please ask the receptionist, who can tell you the fee involved, which will be in accordance with British Medical Association recommendations. Examples of these services are:
This year due to COVID19, the Flu Vaccine will be delivered differently from any other year.
The practice will only vaccinate patients between the age of 18-64 in the 'at risk' catergory'. Eligible groups are below. All other patient cohorts will be vaccinated by another health professional team. Details of which are at the bottom of this page
Chronic Respiratory Disease
Asthma that required continous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steriods or with previous exacarbations requiring hospital admission.
COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema; bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, interstial lung fibrosis, pneumonitis and bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
Chronic Heart Disease
Congenital heart disease, hypertension with cardiac complications, chronic heart failure, individual requiring regular medication and/or follow up for ischaemic heart disease.
Chronic Neurological Disease
Type 1, Type 2 requiring insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs, diet controlled diabetes.
Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic Liver Disease
Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
We are hoping to receive our vaccines Monday 14th September and will update the website and also text out with the invitiation for patients with any of the above conditions to make an appointment once delivery is confirmed.
Patients Over 65 will be contacted by the HSCP with details of vaccincation.
Pregnant Women will be vaccinatated by the Maternity Teams
Children age 2-5 will be vaccinated by the HSCP Childhood Teams
Children Primary 1-7 will be vaccinated at school
Patients 55-64 (new cohort) will be vaccinated in the second phase and will be contacted in due course by the HSCP
Please read the information below which stresses the importance of having a flu jab if you are over 65, are pregnant or have a long-term condition such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease etc.
Dr Cowie is able to provide contraceptive implants to relevant patients. If this is something you are considering, please make a telephone consultation with Dr Cowie in the first instance to discuss this.
The patient is responsible for self-certification for the first seven days of illness, using form SC2 available from his/her employer or the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP). Thereafter, certificates are obtained from the doctor as part of the consultation. This "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.
Please note that the provision of private certificates and school letters etc are outwith NHS regulations and an appropriate charge will be made for supplying these documents. Please ask at reception for more details.