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Rugeley RoadChase TerraceBurntwood, Staffs, WS7 1AQTel: 01543 682611
At the Salters Meadow Centre we offer a wide range of services.
District Nurses for caring for the chronic sick and terminally ill in the community. Wound care and promotion of continence. Assisted by the Infection Control nurses.
Community Psychiatric Nurses promote mental health in the community. Responsible for special treatment and intervention of mental health needs.
To access speech therapy, chiropody or the dietician you need to be referred by your GP.
Telephone: 01543 671762 (Community)
Call for free confidential advice on 0300 124 5022 to book an appointment or to find out the times of the walk-in clinics.Genitourinary Medicine Genitorurinary MedicineStafford Hospital Cannock Chase HospitalWeston Road Brunswick RoadStafford, ST16 3SA Cannock, WS11 5XY
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to give us quite a bit of information on your travel plans and previous immunisations you might have had so that we can arrange the most appropriate and effective immunisation schedule for you. Please fill in the Travel Questionaire below prior to your appt and either send it online or print it out and deliver it to reception (we also have copies at reception should your printer be on strike.) The nurse will then phone you to discuss what is needed, the cost involved and to arrange your appointment (s).
It is important to let us have this initial information as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel if possible . Some of these vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your nurse appointment should be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because travel vaccination is not included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore is a chargeable service.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out and send the online form. Or you can print out the pdf file below and bring it in.
Complete our Travel Questionnaire Online
Download a pdf version of our Travel Form
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)
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.
Sometimes for personal reasons you might decide you want a doctors certificate for your first week of illness. The GP can give you a private note and your employer might reimburse you for the associated cost.
If 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).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
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)
We are hoping to begin our routine flu vaccines mid September, as soon as we have vaccines available, please continue to check here for clinic dates.
The doctors would like to invite you for a Seasonal Flu vaccination if you are:
or have any of the following conditions:
This year please note that people in the 50 to 64-year-old age group (not in an at risk group) will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50 to 64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from flu, you will be invited earlier.
We know that proper "flu" in these people is more dangerous and more likely to lead to complications. Please contact reception to arrange your appointment. The flu vaccine does not contain any "live" virus so it cannot ever give you flu. (Naturally, you can still get a cold or other viral illness if somebody sneezes at you the day before you have your vaccine!)
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