INTERIM ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE ROWAN TREE PRACTICE
Please see the notice on the home page of the website for up to date information regarding the interim arrangements since the fire at the practice.
Attached to the practice, we have a full range of community staff, including district nurses, health visitors, midwives, treatment room nurses and community psychiatric nurses. In addition, our own practice nurses - Sisters Wendy Moore, Siobhan Riordan, Simone Whitcher and Sue Barnes run clinics for:
- Heart Disease
- Weight Management
- Child Immunisations
Clinics for vaccination against influenza and for pneumococcal infection are also available. The doctors provide antenatal care, family planning advice (including IUCD fitting), perform some minor operations, monitor INR levels for patients on warfarin and undertake child developmental checks. Please ask at reception for details of any of these services and for the availability of appointments.
The practice uses, but does not employ, district nurses, other community nurses and health visitors who work from the primacy care centre for the benefit of our patients.
Shingles Programme 2017
Patients who are eligible for the Shingles vaccine were born on or between 2nd of September 1942 and 1st of September 1945, or between 2nd of September 1935 and 1st of September 1937 and who have not yet had their 80th birthday.
If you would to book an appointment please contact reception.
In addition to the care that our doctors provide under the National Health Service, they are often asked to provide other services for which a separate charge is made. An explanatory leaflet and a list of the current charges are available for download here. A further leaflet as to why we charge is available for download here Some of the more common examples are:
Medical examinations for insurance companies, employment and HGV or taxi driving licences.
At the time you book your appointment for a medical examination, please confirm whether the fee will be paid by your insurance company, employer etc or by you personally. These examinations take a full 30 minutes and it is essential, therefore, that you arrive on time, otherwise we may have to rearrange the appointment. If you fail to turn up or arrive late so that the appointment has to be re-booked, we may charge 50% of the fee.
Medical reports for insurance, including travel insurance, and private medical claims, childminding applications and solicitors. Opinions on fitness to attend school, exams, work, gym or to travel.
Private patients are not normally taken on by this practice.
Application for firearms / shotgun certificates
The Rowan Tree GP Partners are conscientious objectors to gun ownership and no-one is available at the practice to complete anything related to these certificates.
If you need more information, please ask at reception.
Payment method - payments can be made by credit / debit cards, cash or cheques.
A FREE and CONFIDENTIAL service is available for young people aged 12 - 24.
Telephone: 0845 600 2516 (24 hour answer phone).