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PLEASE, we need to emphasise the following.  We are working in a time of national crisis.  When you are asked to attend an appointment by a Doctor or Nurse, that will require face to face contact with MANY of our staff members including reception, nurses or doctors.  YOU must let us know if you have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 virus. These are predominantly a cough, temperature, and/or fatigue.

If you do not tell us or attempt to hide symptoms from us we are ALL at risk of becoming ill.  If a significant number of staff become ill the surgery may close . This is a remote but possible scenario.

Please, please stay away, help is available by telephone or video and most routine face to face tests or treatments can wait until your symptoms have gone away.

Stay at home and protect the NHS and other members of the public too.

You will be asked about your symptoms and for a telephone number.  A GP will then call you back in due course. Please do not attend the surgery unless you have been asked to do so by the Doctor.

Please do not to a GP, Pharmacy or hospital if you have a high temperature of 37.8 or above or a new continuous cough. 

Please go online to 111.nhs.uk/covid-19.  Patient should only call 111 if they do not have internet access.

Please use our website or online access to order repeat medication or to book appointments.  We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Please email any documents to letters.clayton@nhs.net

Medication / prescription or dressings requests to prescriptions.clayton@nhs.net

  

18.3.2020

Due to present conditions, the surgery have taken the decision to use the

Repeat Dispensing option to issue prescriptions, where possible . This means your prescriptions will be issued every month for between 3 months at the same time.

It will be issued electronically to your choice of pharmacy,You will need to only request your prescription in 3 months’ time for the surgery using the usual methods

For more information please see the link below

https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/electronic-repeat-dispensing-guidance/

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A 3 MONTHLY ISSUED PRESCRIPTION THIS WILL NOT APPLY 

Thank you

Drs Hewitt, Hussain, Luckhurst

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.  Copies are also available at the Surgery, please ask at reception.

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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