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Flu clinics are now underway at the Practice and are bookable every Tuesday and Friday from 10am to 3pm throughout October - with extended sessions on 6th/13th/31st until 5pm.

Fluenz vaccinations for 2 and 3 year olds are now available and bookable with the practice nurse.

Patients living in Byrness, Rochester, Otterburn, East and West Woodburn are reminded that the shared taxi service operates every Friday to Bellingham, replacing the old 815 service and running on the same day and times.  It must be pre-booked.  Normal bus fares apply and concessionary buss passes can still be used.  Please call 01434 220570 to register and then reserve each time you wish to travel at least one day in advance!

Text Reminders

We are now advising patients via text messages about their Doctors appointments.  If we have your mobile telephone number we will send you an automatic message the day before to remind you.  If you do not want to take advantage of this service then please let us know so we can update your records.

Online Appointments

If you would like to make an appointment with a GP via this website please contact the practice to register for SystmOnline bookings and then follow this link

Book appointment online

If you need an urgent appointment then please contact the surgery.

 

GP2GP

The practice is using a secure system to transfer some medical records between practices when registering with us or registering elsewhere.  This forms part of our contractual obligations with the NHS.

DRUG ALERT

Fit notes


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 or medical practitioner that has been involved in your care. If you have been in hospital it is important that they provide you with a Fit Note to cover the time you are likley to be off work. A GP can not issue you with a fit note if they have not seen you about this event. PLEASE NOTE: Fit notes cannot be post dated.

 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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