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Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2018/19

If you are eligible for the Flu Vaccine and have not received this year, please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.

You are eligible if you are in a Clinical Risk Group, Pregnant, Over 65, Carer, or Pre School Child (born between 02.07.14 - 01.09.16)

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

Christmas Holiday Closures

The Surgery will be closed Tuesday 25th December & Wednesday 26th December 2018

We will re open on Thursday 27th December at 8.45am for morning open surgery

The Surgery will also be closed on Tuesday 1st January 2019

We will re open on Wednesday 2nd January at 8.45am

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.

 

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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