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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS - click here

Please see links below that may help you decide if you need to book an appointment

To update you (16th March 2020)-we are offering  telephone consultations  in preference to face to face appointments. We are also developing the ability to do video consultations. Our receptionists will be asking about cough or fever. If you feel you need to be assessed face to face a clinician will speak to you before making the appointment. These measures are for the protection of our patients and staff. We are continuing routine bloods tests for medication monitoring for now but will keep this under review. Thank you for your understanding - our staff are working hard to adapt our service to meet our patient’s needs during the current dynamic situation. We wanted to let all our patients know that as from this morning- the 11th March we will be calling all patients who request a same day appointment. This is to reduce the risk of exposure to Coronavirus to our patients and staff. We are also moving to telephone consultations where at all possible for routine appointments. Messages will be going out to all patients with a booked appointment to offer to convert this to a phone consultation. Please note that due to the way the system is currently configured you will still get a reminder text. We will try to change this moving forward.
Please do not ‘walk in’ requesting an appointment and make sure only well people collect regular medications. Thank you for helping us maintain the best service we can under the current circumstances.

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Choices Health A to Z Conditions and Treatments

Hay-Fever advice leaflet

PSA testing

Please note that we can only issue an NHS medical certificate (known as a Med 3) to verify sickness after the first 7 days of any illness. Prior to this you need to complete a self certification form (please see link below)

The law does not allow us to issue a certificate in advance of the day it is dated, but please make your request for it at least 48 hours in advance as it will take at least 2 working days to process the request.

Thank you for your help in this.

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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