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DUE TO ON-GOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC THE PRACTICE IS OPERATING A FULL TRIAGE SYSTEM

PLEASE CONTACT THE PRACTICE BY TELEPHONE ONLY

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DISABLED ACCESS ARRANGMENTS AT THE PRACTICE

There is disabled access to parking, reception, waiting rooms, toilet areas and all clinical areas.  If you require any additional support please contact the practice to discuss.  There is access to a wheel chair on request.

What happens at Breast Screening?

(See video at further information section)

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ROTA CHEMIST DETAILS see further information link

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PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY AT RECEPTION

To improve patient confidentiality we have recently purchased a rope barrier and respectfully ask patients to stand back behind the barrier until the person in front of you has been dealt with by reception staff.

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NON N.H.S. SERVICES

A detailed list is displayed at reception.  Your G.P. is contracted only for N.H.S. services there will be occasions when certificates etc will be charged for. (see Clinics & Services for further info) or speak to our Practice Manager

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ACCESS TARGETS

Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions it would be very helpful if you would give our reception staff a short reason for your contact with the surgery.  This information will enable us to prioritise our day.

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If you require a chaperone whenever possible we would ask you to make this request at the time of booking your appointment so that arrangements can be made and your appointment not delayed in any way.

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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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