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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2022

Please note the practice will be closed on the following dates:

Monday 2nd May 2022

Friday 3rd June 2022

Friday 26th August 2022 

Friday 16th September 2022

Monday 19th September 2022

If you require urgent medical advice on these dates please phone 111

PRESCRIPTION LINE

 The prescription line will be open every day from 9.30am to 11.30am Monday - Friday.

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE HELPLINE

For general information about the coronavirus vaccine and its delivery phone 0800 030 8013 (available 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).  Please note it is not possible to book or change appointments via the helpline.

FACE COVERINGS

All patients are still required to wear a face covering when entering the hospital and during your visit at the surgery.  We do have a limited supply of face masks and one can be provided should it be needed but we would kindly ask everyone to use their own where possible.

CORONAVIRUS

Please note that all requests for GP appointments are still being triaged by telephone.

If you have any symptoms of fever, new continuous cough, change in taste or smell or have been in contact with someone with coronavirus please do not come into the practice. For advice on symptoms please telephone the practice or 111.  Please note that 111 are currently experiencing high call volumes.  

Prescriptions

Community pharmacies are continuing to experience a very high demand for their services.  Please leave 72 hours before collecting your prescription.  Please check opening times before visiting the pharmacy.

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).

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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