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  A NEW WAY TO GET YOUR MEDICATION:

YOU CAN NOW REQUEST FOR YOUR PRESCRIPTION TO BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO THE PHARMACY OF YOUR CHOICE. YOU WILL NO LONGER GET A PAPER PRESCRIPTION, BUT CAN GO DIRECTLY TO THE PHARMACY TO COLLECT YOUR PRESCRIBED ITEMS. PLEASE CALL RECEPTION TO LET US KNOW WHICH PHARMACY YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE OR COMPLETE AND RETURN THE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE NOMINATION FORM TO USE THIS SERVICE.

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PLEASE REGULARLY CHECK WITH RECEPTION IF WE HAVE YOUR UP-TO-DATE CONTACT DETAILS - ESPECIALLY YOUR MOBILE NUMBER - AS WE NOW SEND APPOINTMENT REMINDERS BY TEXT MESSAGE!

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YOU CAN NOW BOOK & CANCEL APPOINTMENTS ONLINE

In order to use this service, you will need to register at reception. You will be given a unique ID and password to log into our 'SystmOnline' website where you can also order repeat prescriptions and view your medical record.

You will need to complete a registration form which you can complete online, print and bring with you to the surgery together with 1. Photo ID AND 2. Proof of residence (bank statement, utility bill or council tax bill).

Patient Online Access Request

 

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Named accountable GP

From 1st April all practices are required under the 2015-16 General Medical Services Contract to allocate a named accountable GP to all practice patients, including children.

The named accountable GP will take the lead responsibility for the co-ordination of services required.

Any member of the practice team will be able to confirm the name of your accountable GP. This does not prevent you from seeing any doctor or nurse of your choice!

If a patient expresses a preference as to which GP they are assigned to, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE!

 

Can all patients please be aware that ONE booked appointment is only ten minutes long.

 

This means that only ONE patient will be seen, and only ONE problem dealt with.

 

This will help everybody to be seen as close to their allotted appointment time as possible.

 

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.

There is no such thing as a 'return to work' certificate. When your certificate runs out you are deemed fit to return to work. If you wish to return to work before the date stated on your certificate, the doctor will need to issue a new certificate stating the new dates. Please speak to reception if this is the case.

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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