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CLOSED TO NEW REGISTRATIONS


With effect from Monday 1 August 2016 the surgery will be not be accepting any new registrations from patients moving into the area or wishing to transfer from another local surgery.


 We will still be accepting:


* New babies born to mums registered at the practice


* Students coming back from University to live with parents registered with the practice


* Temporary patients, who are staying for less than 2 weeks, with patients registered at the practice


This will last until a new partner joins the practice or for 12 months


Sadly our circumstances remain unchanged and an application is in place to extend the list closure for a further year



FLU VACCINATIONS



The Surgery is holding two flu vaccination 'drop in' clinics this year. They will run from 0830 - 1230 on the following dates.



Saturday 23rd September for patients aged 65 and over



Saturday 21st October for all other eligible patients including children.


Eligible = those patients in the 'high risk' groups detailed below.


Please note we will not have any childrens vaccinations available prior to this date



Both Flu clinics will be scheduled to run by surname order so please try to attend at the relevant time wherever possible. You don't need to book, just turn up.



A - C    0830 - 0900


D - F    0900 - 0930


G - I    0930 - 1000


J - L     1000 - 1030


M - O   1030 - 1100


P - R    1100 - 1130


S - U    1130 - 1200


V - Z    1200 - 1230




If you do not wish to have the flu vaccination this year please let us know so we can update your medical records.


 


You are Eligible for a flu vaccination if you are in one or more of the following high risk groups;


 


Those over 65 years of age and


Carers


Pregnant


Patients with any of the following: 


    Heart Disease


    Diabetes


    Suffered a stroke


    Significant Kidney or Liver Disease


    Chronic Bronchitis                                    


    Emphysema


    Significant Asthma


    Patients on Immune suppressing Drug


    E.g. Steroid tablets,methotrexate or Azathioprine.


    Patients with a BMI of over 40.


 

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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