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FLU VACCINATION CLINICS

We have now held all our planned flu clinics. If you are, or will be, over 65 on 31st March 2019 please call the surgery to arrange an appointment for your flu vaccination. Please note that due to unprecedented demand we have exhausted our supplies of flu vaccinations for patients under 65. We will update this message should we manage to acquire more stock.

PRESCRIPTION CHANGES

From 12th November 2018 pharmacies can no longer request prescriptions on your behalf. Medication can be requested ONLINE, IN SURGERY or VIA FAX/LETTER. The surgery can not accept requests more than 7 days before you run out of medication. Please allow 3 working days for the Doctor to process your request. 

ID WILL BE NEEDED TO COLLECT ANYTHING FROM THE SURGERY

From 25 May 2018 photo ID will be required to collect prescriptions, med 3 (sick notes) letters, referral details or anything else from the surgery. If you wish someone to collect on your behalf please complete a consent form prior to this and return it to the surgery. Click to print a THIRD PARTY CONSENT FORMS.

SMS MESSAGING

We may sometimes inform you about your test results / diagnosis via text message. By giving the surgery your mobile number consent to receive information via text message is implied. If you do not wish the surgery to contact you or via text please inform reception. 

PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS

Please click here for more information on how to order your repeat prescription. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO EMAIL PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS. This is due to the fact that the email address is not secure and should not be used for patient sensitive information.

Emergency Treatment after RTA's.

If you are seen at the surgery for emergency treatment after a road traffic accident you will be required to pay a fee of £21.30 which can be claimed back under the drivers insurance, see the main page for Further Information 

YELLOW FEVER CENTRE

We are now a Yellow Fever Centre and can offer Yellow Fever vaccinations to anyone who requires this.  You do not have to be a patient here to receive a Yellow Fever vaccination. Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment with the nurse. The cost is £59 - this is for the vaccination and the certificate, payable in cash only at reception

LATE FOR AN APPOINTMENT - if you are late for the start of your appointment the clinician may not be able to see you. This is to reduce other patients wait time by sticking to their appointment times

UPCOMING CLOSURE DAYS

Please Click here for a full list of days the Surgery will be closed.

Out Of Hours SERVICE HAS CHANGED

The Out Of Hours service (OOH) has changed. Please call 111. Click here for more information.

Been off work?

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, from the Surgery or on the HMRC website.

If  your employer requires a report from the doctor to support sickness within the first seven days a fee of £10 (cash only) will be charged. 

Evidence that you are sick

Sickness CertificatesIf 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)



 
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