The Lakes Medical PracticeBridge LanePenrithCumbria, CA11 8HWTel: 01768 214345
All GP practices are contracted to provide ‘essential services’.
We also provide the following ‘additional services’:
Dr Plenderleith has a minor surgery clinic. these run at various times during the year.
Simple skin lesions such as sebaceous cysts, lipomas, skin tags, and other benign growths are removed.
These procedures are performed under local anaesthetic at the surgery.
Please discuss any concerns you have about skin lumps or bumps with your usual GP and if they feel removal is justified they will make a minor surgery appointment.
Both Dr Plenderleith & Dr Solomon inject some larger joints, such as knees, shoulders and ankles.
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.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Useful websites for further information:
For more information and to apply for a European Health Insurance Card visit EHIC
A useful website with more information on your destination provided by the Health Protection Agency HPA
A useful website with more information on your destination provided by NHS (Scotland)
The Foreign and Commonwealth website which provides up-to-date information about destination countries FCO
Advice and protection about sunburn and skin cancer Sunsmart
A comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate source of information on vaccines, disease and immunisation NHS
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 at our reception or on the HMRC 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).
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.
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 DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
At two months old:
At three months old:
At four months old:
At around 12 months old:
At around 13 months old:
Three years four months to five years old (pre-school):
13 to 18 years old:
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