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You can now contact the GP surgery via E Consult which you will find on the front page. This is an alternative way of contacting your doctor for health advice.

***Please note with immediate effect our doors will be closed, however our phones are open. Please only come to the surgery if you have pre booked appointment. Please contact us via the phone or online services.***

If you or a member of your family have cold or flu like symptoms, a persistent cough or high temperature please self isolate for 14 days. If you are not better after 7 days or feel you are getting worse, call 111 who will provide you with further care.

 NHS 111 will be experiencing very high call volumes. For advice information please follow the link below:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.  These can be accessed at:

https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

       If you use Patient Service Online please contact us to re-register for this service.

Do you think the practice could do better? Do you want to share your ideas and opinions? Please feel welcome to join our Patient Participation Group. Please call 01304 225559 and ask for Danielle.

We offer Online Access to our patients for booking appointments, ordering prescriptions and for viewing parts of your own medical records, using Patient Online Services. To register for this facility you will need to fill out an Online Services Request Form, available from Reception at the Surgery.

Do you look after a member of your family or a friend? Please let us know if you are a carer.

We are currently accepting new patients. 

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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