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We will work with our patients to provide high quality primary medical services required for the management of all our patients who believe themselves to be ill, in partnership with the patient or carer within our core hours.
We will also support our patients in making improvements to their health and where necessary refer to other NHS services. We will provide health care services required for the immediately necessary treatment of any person requesting treatment owing to an accident or emergency.
In addition to the essential services provided by the practice, we also offer the following services:
Practice Leaflet Dr.Rasib and Partners
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to 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 not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
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.
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 able to provide general contraception advice for all our patients when required. In addition the practice provides a service for the insertion and removal of coils (for example the Mirena Coil) and the insertion and removal of implants also.
Please do not hesitate to contact the surgery the surgery if you require further information. Further information is available by reading the leaflets below.
Intrauterine System (FPA Leaflet) - Mirena Coil
Intrauterine Device (FPA Leaflet)
Contraceptive Implant (FPA Leaflet)
The practice provides access to a clinically trained and prescribing pharmacist who can deal with a whole range of clinical conditions.
Patients are encouraged to use this service if appropriate. Please contact the surgery if you require further information.
Appointments with the prescribing pharmacist can be booked through Patient Access.
Dementia Friends on Facebook
Dementia Friends May 2017 Newsletter
Dementia Action Alliance Action Plan - Dr Rasib & Partners
Dr Rasib & Partners is a Dementia Friendly Practice. We are also a local member of the Dementia Action Alliance
Please ask a member of staff how we can help you if you or a loved one are living with dementia
Dementia Friendly Strategy 2016-2021
The Live Well Community Cafes are a community initiative set up by MAC Clinical Research to support people living with chronic conditions.
Cannock - St Mary' Social Club, Hallcourt Lane, Cannock, WS11 0AA starting on Thursday 13th July 2017 and will run on the 2nd Thursday of every month thereafter.
Live Well Community Cafe
Young Dementia UK
Alzheimer's Disease International
For more details click on the following link: http://www.makingspace.co.uk/our-services/the-recovery-hub/ or call 01785887813, or email TheRecovery.HubStaffordshire@makingspace.co.uk
Fun new project aimed at reducing stress and increasing happiness based in the heart of Lichfield. Free to anyone, 16 or over, not working and living in Lichfield, Cannock or Tamworth. Further details and updates re venues and start dates.
As a registered foodbank voucher provider we will hold vouchers, which we are able to give direct to an individual or family in crisis. On receipt of a voucher the recipient can take it to a Distribution Centre. The voucher will be able to be used to supply food items (enough for 3 days), which can be then carried away in branded supermarket plastic carrier bags, thereby giving recipients a degree of anonymity.
The foodbank gives food to families in crisis, either in Emergency Food Boxes (EFBs), or as bagged food from one of the foodbank Distribution Centres. The food includes cereals, milk, fruit juice, soup, pasta, meat, fish, pudding and vegetables, providing balanced and nutritional meals for 3 days.
The foodbank Distribution centres stock all the food items required as well as some additional items. Such as household items, baby food, tin openers and extra treats or snacks.
For more information about Cannock & District Foodbank: https://cannockdistrict.foodbank.org.uk
If you have any queries or wish to speak to the foodbank further, please contact the foodbank Coordinator, on: 01543 422394
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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