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Norton Canes Practice - Dr J K Bipin Chandra

  • Telephone 01543 279232
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New guidance on Dementia

Department of Health and Social Care

The Department of Health and Social Care have published a new guidance that sets out what people living with dementia and their carers should expect from health and care services following a diagnosis. This has been published at the link below:


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About Our Practice

Our Practice is an NHS Practice.We are a single handed practice, who are committed to providing high quality NHS medical care for individuals and families in a friendly and caring environment. Our doctors and Nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient -centered healthcare. We treat all our patients with respect and dignity.

The primary medical services provided by the practice are commissioned by Cannock Chase CCG.

The practice main telephone no. is 01543 279232.


Dr Jyothi Kaluvakolanu Bipin Chandra, Partner, M.B.B.S

Dr Shincy John (Locum)

Dr Anthony Chukwuemeka Onyeukwu (Locum)

Disabled Access

At the surgery reserved car parking spaces for the disabled are marked near the front door. Wheelchair access to the building is via a ramp near the front entrance. Toilet facilities are also available. If access proves difficult to any of our disabled patients we would be happy to consider any suggestions for improvement.

Opening Hours

Reception Times

  • MondayMorning 08:00 - 12:00, Afternoon 12:00 - 06:30
  • TuesdayMorning 08:00 - 12:00, Afternoon 12:00 - 06:30
  • WednesdayMorning 08:00 - 12:00, Afternoon 12:00 - 06:30
  • ThursdayMorning 08:00 - 12:00, Afternoon 12:00 - 06:30
  • FridayMorning 08:00 - 12:00, Afternoon 12:00 - 06:30
  • SaturdayClosedClosed
  • SundayClosedClosed

Surgery Times

  • MondayMorning 08:00 - 01:00, Afternoon 02:00 - 06:30, Evening 06:30 - 07:30
  • TuesdayMorning 08:00 - 01:00, Afternoon 02:00 - 06:30
  • WednesdayMorning 08:00 - 01:00, Afternoon 02:00 - 06:30
  • ThursdayMorning 08:00 - 01:00, Afternoon 02:00 - 06:30
  • FridayMorning 08:00 - 01:00, Afternoon 02:00 - 06:30
  • SaturdayClosedClosed
  • SundayClosedClosed
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Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.

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Practice News
  • 30Mar 2020

    Sick notes during coronavirus

    In view of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, GP practices are experiencing a significant increase in the number of requests for Fit Notes from patients, which are not required in several situations. South Staffordshire Local Medical Committee has therefore prepared this explanatory note on behalf of your practice as the statutory body that advises and supports all GPs and practice teams across South Staffordshire. Requests for certification of absence from the workplace may fall into five categories: 1. Personally affected - so isolating for seven days According to government regulations, patients can and must self-certify for the first seven days, if they are unfit for work. They do not need to contact their GP for a note. 2. Personally affected and remaining unwell for over seven days If patients remain unwell and unfit to work after seven days, the current advice is to visit https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ to obtain an Isolation Note after going through an online assessment tool. They do not need to contact their GP. 3. Household contact affected - so isolating for fourteen days as per Government advice Again, patients should visit https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ to obtain an Isolation Note that they can then forward to their employer. They do not need to contact their GP. 4. At risk groups - following government advice GPs cannot and are not the gatekeeper of the statutory sick pay system. Employers are responsible for putting in place arrangements for home/remote working where this is possible. Where it is not, the employee may self-certify and return to work following the relevant absence which their employer may authorise as per government advice. Where they do become unwell during or after this time, point 1 and 2 applies. If a patient in a high-risk group has received a letter starting this week from the NHS advising isolation for 12 weeks, then a copy of that letter can be provided to their employer as evidence. They do not need to contact their GP. Note for Employer: As per the current www.gov.uk S13 Guidance for Employers it should be noted that by law, medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness. After 7 days, it is for the employer to determine what evidence they require, if any, from the employee. This does not need to be a fit note (MED3) issued by a GP or any other doctor. “Your employee will be advised to isolate themselves and not to work in contact with other people by NHS 111 or Public Health England if they are a carrier of, or have been in contact with, an infectious or contagious disease, such as Covid-19. “We strongly suggest that employers use their discretion around the need for medical evidence for a period of absence where an employee is advised to stay at home due to suspected Covid-19, in accordance with the public health advice being issued by the government. Chairman: Dr Vijay Singh Secretary: Dr Gulshan Kaul Treasurer: Dr Tilo Scheel 5. Those in full time education. There is no NHS requirement for GPs to issue certification to schools or colleges to confirm absence. These organisations must work with parents and students to ensure that any absence is appropriately recorded, obviating the need for a ‘doctor’s note’. They do not need to contact their GP. Our GPs have a responsibility to prioritise the assessment and management of the needs of their patients at this challenging time. We thank you for your support in helping us achieve this.

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  • 22Oct 2019

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Online booking of appointments has been suspended on advice from NHS England. This is because we need to triage all appointments to mitigate the risks associated with potentially infected patients attending the Practice. We are also triaging all appointments by telephone first.
To book an telephone appointment please phone the surgery. Please do not come into the surgery.

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