St Lukes & Greenswood Medical17 New Road Brixham, TQ5 8NATel: 01803 852731 / 853153
At St Lukes & Greenswood Medical we carry out a wide range of duties including:
Generally test results will be received within five working days, however, due to the variety of tests performed this can mean varying timescales of when results will be available.
Your GP may contact you with the result if he/she needs to see you for further treatment. However, it is possible that the GP will leave a message or information for you when you ring in for your result or come into the Surgery.
Please be aware that we have a strict policy regarding data protection and confidentiality and can only give results to the patient they relate to unless prior permission has been given by the patient for a third party to obtain these.
If you want to see the doctor following any test, X ray or hospital appointment, please check with reception that your result or consultant’s letter has been received, as the doctor will be unable to discuss your results without it.
Lab Tests Online-UK (www.labtestsonline.org.uk) launched a free mobile app version of its website on Monday 10 th June
The app is written by practising NHS laboratory doctors and scientists to help patients, carers and healthcare professionals understand the many clinical laboratory tests that are used in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease.
The app provides off-line, up-to-date, accurate information on over 250 different laboratory tests. It summarises common conditions such as Anaemia, Diabetes, and Autoimmune disease that require laboratory medicine for diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment. And it answers key questions, like: "When should this test be requested?" and "What does this test result mean?"
The app is available free to download to iPhone and iPad and Android
If you have any illness lasting seven days or less you do not require a doctor's sickness certificate. Your employer may however request that you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is normally available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
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.
The Statement of Fitness for Work was introduced in 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
If you have a hospital appointment and struggle with transport, Brixham, Paignton, Torbay, Teignmouth and Newton Abbot Hospitals have access to a Hospital Car Service.
This must be booked in advance of your appointment. Please ring 01803 656777 to arrange and ensure that you have the details of your appointment to hand when making this call.
There is a charge for this service.
Please click here to find out more about Transport Services
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you first need to visit the surgery to pick up one of our Travel Information Packs. You then need to bring the completed form back to the surgery and book a phone call appointment with one of the Sisters who will discuss the various options with you. She will then arrange an appointment time for you to come to the surgery for any vaccinations required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial phone call appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a follow up appointment will be required with the practice to administer any vaccinations. This appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work. Please note that not all vaccines are stock vaccine and may have to be ordered in.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
We are no longer a Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. The nearest centre for this vaccine is Boots, Wren Park, Torquay.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please print the questionnaire below and bring it completed to the Surgery when making your vaccination appointment.
Travel Vaccination form
Drugs and Alcohol can affect your day to day living and those around you.
Torbay Drug Service offers drop in Open Access sessions across Torbay offering help and advice for anybody with a drug problem and Torbay Drug and Alcohol Service based at Shrublands House in Torquay also offer a variety of services including advice, information, counselling, prescribing, family therapy and groupwork.
Becoming a teenager can be a challenging experience. If you are affected by drug and alcohol abuse or if you have concerns about anybody else that you think may be abusing drugs or alcohol, further advice can be found by following the link above.
Our Doctors receive a large number of requests for services not covered under our NHS Contract, that attract charges. These can be for :
Please click on link for a list of current non NHS services
The link below gives details of home monitoring diary for those using GlucoRx Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems.
Home blood glucose monitoring
If you are due your annual asthma review, please answer the questions on the attached asthma questionnaire and submit this form to us. You can either email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, post it to us as the address below, or bring it into the surgery with you.
Please see document below to record your home blood pressure readings. Once completed please return to the surgery.
Blood pressure readings
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