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Additional Appointments

We are offering additional telephone appointments over winter for patients who need to speak to a doctor the same day. Our doctors always advise that patients seek help from a pharmacist for minor ailments. If you have sought advice from a pharmacist and still need to be seen by a doctor, please contact our reception team on 01274 872650.

*** Flu Vaccination Clinics ***

Not yet had your flu vaccine? Contact the surgery to book your appointment. Please see below for eligibility criteria.

Ordering Prescriptions

From 1st April 2016, please allow 48 hours before collecting your prescription.

Telephoning the Surgery

We have changed the way that your call is handled by our automated system. When you telephone the surgery you will now be given 4 options. Please listen carefully and select the option most suitable to your enquiry. We hope that this will make it easier for patients to contact the surgery when they need to, and welcome feedback on the system.

REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS

We are now live with electronic prescribing - ask at your pharmacy for a nomination form - your prescription can then be sent direct to them to be dispensed.

TEAM TRAINING

The practice closes regularly to enable the practice team to train together - this is usually on a Tuesday afternoon - please click on the links below to check the dates.

Patient Participation Group

Click on the Patient Group Link below to see the minutes of previous meetings

Booking appointments on line now available - 

you will need a password to get started - please ask at reception.  Passwords cannot be posted out or given over the phone

REMEMBER

YOU CAN ORDER YOUR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE TOO - ASK AT RECEPTION FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO GET STARTED

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 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).

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 DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)



 
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