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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - ISOLATE YOUR HOUSEHOLD. STAY AT HOME

If you or anyone in your household has a high temperature or a new and continuous cough - even if it's mild.

Everyone in your household must stay at home for 14 days and keep away from others.

DO NOT GO TO YOUR GP OR HOSPITAL.

Go to NHS.UK to check your symptoms and follow the specialist medical advice.  Only call NHS 111 if you can't get online or your symptoms worsen.

Protect older people and those with existing health conditions by avoiding contact.

Find out how to isolate your household at nhs.uk/coronavirus.

 

PLEASE CONTACT OUR COMMUNITY MIDWIVES ZOE STRACHAN (07971981471) OR MAY NGU (07866671243) DIRECT IF YOU NEED TO SEE THE MIDWIFE AND THEY WILL ORGANISE YOU AN APPOINTMENT. THIS INCLUDES NEWLY PREGNANT PATIENTS.

Dementia Connect  A New  Free Support & Advice Service dementia.connect@alzheimers.org.uk Or  Tel 0333 150 3456

Note - Cervical Cytology - Please be aware there is a current delay in the practice receiving smear results.  Current turnaround is between 10 - 12 Weeks from the lab. Cytology are doing everything they can do to ensure results are processed as quickly as possible.  

From Friday the 1st May 2020 the practice will be offering extended access appointments

Monday-Fridays 18.30 -20.30 and Saturdays 08.00-16.00.

These appointments are being made available to patients who are registered with our practices within our primary care network.   Please call our appointment line on 373 2211 for further advice.

Saturday Nursing Appointments are on hold for the foreseeable future.
Organ donation law changing in 2020 for information click the link https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/uk-laws/organ-donation-law-in-england/

EPS - You Must Nominate A Pharmacy For Your Electronic Prescription Service

You will still order your prescriptions in the same way but they are sent to the pharmacy electronically. Note you do not have to have a computer at home for this.   

If you request items that are not on repeat these have to be agreed with the GP and may be refused.   Due to the increase in volume of prescription requests please allow 3 full working days between requesting and collecting your medication taking weekends and bank holidays into account. 

Note emails to the practice should not be used for clinical queries due to confidentiality and the potential for it being urgent.

Sickness Certificates

Re Corona Virus - visit the website  nhs.uk/cornavirus

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.

Download a PDF SC2 

SC2 Certificate

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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