You do not need a doctors DSS certificate if you are off work for 7 days or less (including weekends). For employed people this is covered by a "self certificate" (SC2) which is available on request from your employer. If self or unemployed, you will need an (SC1) Certificate obtainable form the surgery, DHSS or Post Office.
If you are ill for 7 days or more, or if you need a Private Certificate, you need to see your doctor.
Please make sure all containers are fully labelled, accompanied by a request form and placed in the appropriate sealed plastic bag, otherwise the laboratory is unable to process them. Please hand the specimen to reception before 10.30am.
The practice is fully accessible for disabled people with suitable toilet facilities. A wheelchair is available and staff are happy to help patients with access. Please advise the receptionist if you will require the wheelchair or help when you book your appointment.
Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning
The Practice is part of the Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley. RH11 7DH. CCG's are the government's chosen way to develop primary healthcare and commission secondary healthcare throughout the UK in line with the NHS plan.
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 2000, recognises that members of the public have the right to know how public services are organised and run, how much they cost, and how decisions are made. This Practice fully complies with this Act, if you require a copy, please contact the Practice Manager for further details.
Non NHS Services
Medical examinations for special purposes eg. elderly drivers, sports fitness, fitness to travel, fitness to drive, HGV licences, pre-employment/employment, adoption and BUPA/PPP forms. These are private services for which a FEE is payable. Please allow 28 days for the completion of any forms.
Parking and Disabled Access
There is parking at the front of the surgery. Please comply with the restricted parking signs for staff. Patients are requested not to enter the Doctor's parking area as this causes problems in an emergency. No difficulties should be encountered by using the surgery premises. Assistance is always available if required.
NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is published and the required disclosure is shown below. However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparisoms with any other practice.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg avarage pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average NHS pay for GPs working in The Village Surgery in the last financial year 2017/18 was £102,406 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 2 full time GPs & 2 part time GPs.