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Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2019/20

You are eligible if you are in a Clinical Risk Group, Pregnant, Over 65, Carer, or Pre School Child (born between 02.07.15 - 01.09.17)

Clinical Risk Groups are as follows;

  • Chronic Respiratory Disease (eg COPD, Asthma that requires the use of inhalers)
  • Chronic Heart Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Chronic Neurological Disease (eg Stroke)
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppression
  • Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen

Our flu day will be on Saturday 19th October. We will call all patients under 65 in the clinical risk groups and some patients in the over 65 group.  There will be other clinics arranged for preschool children, pregnant woman and remaining over 65s. 

Holiday Closures

The Surgery will be closed the following bank holidays

May bank holidays - Monday 6th May 2019 and Monday 27th May 2019

July bank holidays - Friday 12th July 2019 and Monday 15th July 2019

August bank holidays - Monday 26th August 2019

Christmas bank holidays - Wednesday 25th December, Thursday 26th December 2019 & Wednesday 1st January 2020

If you require a GP when we are closed you can contact the Lagandoc Out of Hours Service on 028 92 602204

Please ensure you order your repeat prescription in good time, to ensure you do not run out of your medicines when the surgery is closed.

Practice Based Learning

The Practice will be closed on the afternoon of Thursday 3rd October 2019 for practice based learning; if you need a doctor urgently please phone 02897533200.

 

 

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.

If you are an inpatient in hospital, or a hospital doctor advises that you are unfit to work, then you can ask them to give you a Med3, rather than having to see your GP. Under Govt guidance, it is the responsibility of the doctor who advises you not to work to provide a med3, and hospitals also have these certificates.

 

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'[sicknote, med3]

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)

Requests for sicknotes for school/university, or absences less than 7 days.

As Govt "Fit notes" are for Statutory sick pay or Govt benefits only, if a school or university asks a patient for a note to cover a sickness, this will be done as a private paid certificate. The cost of such a certificate is available from our reception.

 

 
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