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The local NHS have arranged for all staff

to attend training on :-

Thursday 14th February 2019

 

 

Patients who require medical advice after this time

should telephone 111 or if the problem is life threatening telephone 999

 

 

PRESCRIPTIONS DUE FOR COLLECTION ON 20 SEPTEMBER WILL NEED TO BE COLLECTED BEFORE 12.00 NOON

 

 

The surgery will re-open at 08.00 on Friday 15th February 2019

 

        We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

 

 

Telephone Prescription Requests

No Longer Accepted

 

In the interests of patient safety and better telephone access to the surgery for appointments, from 1 May 2018, the Practice can no longer accept prescription requests by phone. The partners have decided the risk of errors are too great and the time often taken to deal with these requests causes too long a delay for patients trying to book an appointment.

 

Alternative methods to request repeat prescriptions are:-

 

  • Request repeat prescriptions online, via the Practice website – please register for online access via Reception.
  • Request repeat prescriptions by post / in person – use the right-hand side of your printed prescription, ticking the medication you require. Post it to the practice or drop it in at reception (include a stamped addressed envelope and we’ll post it out to you).
  • Get your nominated Pharmacy to request and collect your prescription for you – speak to your preferred pharmacist for information on the scheme.

 

 

Please note: Prescriptions are ready for collection from the surgery in 72 hours (3 working days).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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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