Practice Clinics & Services

Our doctors provide general medical services, as well as specialist services such as child health monitoring, maternity and contraceptive services. To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our reception staff.

NHS Medical Clinics & Services

Emersons Green Medical Centre offers a range of services. They include:

  • Early and late surgeries
  • Management of chronic diseases e.g. Asthma, Diabetes
  • Family planning
  • Contraception & Sexual Health
  • Cervical Cytology (Smears)
  • Ante Natal & Post Natal Care
  • Child health surveillance
  • Immunisations
  • Stop smoking advice
  • Joint injections
  • Minor surgery
  • Occupational Health
  • Health promotion
  • Travel Vaccinations

Contraception and Sexual Health

The surgery can provide basic sexual health screening, treatment, advice and contraception

Services are confidential, free and open to all registered patients. We provide:

  • Sexually transmitted infection tests
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea tests
  • Contraception: condoms, emergency contraception, implants, contraceptive pill, injections (depo), IUS or IUD (coils)
  • Cervical Smear Screening

No Worries (No need to be registered here)

We are also part of the NO WORRIES drop in service, providing confidential sexual health and relationship advice for 13-20 years olds in the South Gloucestershire area.

This includes:

  • condoms
  • pregnancy tests
  • STI tests
  • Emergency contraception

Practice Nursing Services

Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:

  • Asthma
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • CHD
  • Diabetes Review
  • First aid advice, Blood and Urine Tests, Dressings, removal of stitches etc
  • Ear syringing
  • Adult and Childhood Immunisations
  • Travel Immunisations
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Cervical Smears / Contraception Services
  • Family Planning
  • Health Promotion
  • New Patient Health Checks
  • Advice on Diet
  • Post Natal Exams
  • Spirometry (lung function tests)

Nurse Specialist Clinics

The Practice Nurses have specialist training in the management of asthma, respiratory and chest conditions, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke. It is important for long term care that patients should attend at least once a year for monitoring. Please make an appointment when your review is due, you do not need to wait for an invitation.

Private Work & Fees

Some services provided by the practice are not covered by the NHS therefore you will be asked to pay a fee. A list of our current charges is available from Reception.

The fee is required to be paid prior to the time of the examination.

Payment is by cash or cheque only (cheques payable to Emersons Green Medical Centre).

If you need a doctor to complete and sign a medical report or other form, please note that this takes up to 10 working days.  This is because our doctors have limited time for paperwork, and have to prioritise work related to patients that they have seen in clinics.  Please ask us if you need something more urgently, but we cannot always guarantee a quicker response.

Non-NHS Services Include:

  • Some Travel vaccinations (including yellow fever)
  • DNA testing
  • Medicals for employment and HGV
  • Private Medical Assessment Reports
  • "Blue Badge" applications
  • private sick notes
  • private consultations for non NHS patients

Sickness Certificates

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 website.

Evidence that you are sick

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

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 website (where this information was sourced)