Lowfield Medical Centre

Men & Women

Well Women Clinics

Two of our female nurses offer well woman checks during the course of their regular surgeries. This needs a 20 minute appointment half way through your menstrual cycle. During this appointment they will ask you about your general health and any smoking, drinking and exercise habits. It will provide an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have and to seek advice on any changes you may wish to make.

The physical examination will take the form of a blood pressure check, weight and a cervical smear. You will be written to with the results of your smear within 4 weeks, so it is essential we have an up-to-date address and contact details.

If there are any concerns you can always ring the surgery.

Menopausal Advice

The practice offers the full range of menopausal treatments. You will need to make an appointment to discuss the options available to you with a doctor.

External Links

www.menopausematters.co.uk

Routine Medical Reviews for Patients on Medication

Patients who are on regular medication are expected to attend the surgery for a review usually annually, sometimes sooner depending on the medication.

If you are having regular Blood Tests, e.g. patients on blood pressure tablets, it is sensible to have these tests a week before seeing the Doctor, so that the results are available for discussion when you arrive, particularly important if there are any abnormalities.

Blood tests can be done at the surgery as well as at the hospital. We book routine appointments with the GP one week in advance, the receptionist can arrange the blood test one week before you are due to see the GP and it is best to make the appointment when you have your blood taken.

Adult Abuse

What is it?

What can you do if you suspect that a vulnerable adult is being abused or neglected?

If you have concerns that a vulnerable adult is being abused you
may contact your local Social Service’s office and ask to speak
to the duty officer. They will answer your questions and explain
the referral process.

Protecting vulnerable adults from abuse e.g. harm and
exploitation is the aim of Kent and Medway’s Adult Protection
Policy and Protocols. It is the right of every adult to live in a safe
environment free from abuse.

To find out more download the Kent and Medway’s Adult Abuse Information Leaflet.

Private Services

1. Certificates without Examination

a. Straightforward Certificates of Fact £15.00
b. More Complex Certificates £25.00
  • Private Sick Note - £15.00

  • Accident/Sickness Insurance Certificate - £25.00

  • Freedom from Infection Certificate - eg for School, Travel or Employment - £15.00

  • Validation of Private Medical Insurance Claim Form, to support a claim for benefit in connection with private medical insurance, or completion of a “pre treatment” form -  £25.00

  • School Fees and Holiday Insurance Certificates - £25.00

  • Health Club - brief written report to certify that a patient is fit for exercise - £15.00

2. Work in Surgery

  • a. Extract from records - No charge, response within 30 Calender Days, all requests must have completed Subject Access Request form filled (please link to it). Preferably we will provide electronic documents for such requests. If the request is excessive (eg Physical copies of notes, repeated requests from the same person, postage is required) then we will charge an administrative fee of no more than £15.00.
  • b. Report on a pro forma, no examination (eg 20 minutes) - £50.00
  • c. Written report without examination, providing a detailed Opinion and statement on condition of the patient (eg 30 minutes) - £60.00
  • d. Comprehensive clinical examination including report, certificate, or completion of necessary forms (eg 45 minutes) - £80
    • Accidental/ sickness insurance –to support a claim for payment of benefit under accident /sickness insurance policy.
    • Employment –for pre-employment or on an employee, requested by an employer

Exemptions

  1. Children under 16 years of age and those in full time      education – no fee

  2. Those aged 60 years and above - half price