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All patients will now be required to wear their own face covering when attending an appointment at the surgery (exemptions apply to very young children, disabled patients and those with breathing difficulties)


Appointments:


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently operating via telephone triage. We are requesting all patients to contact the surgery via telephone providing a brief reason for the telephone consultation. A clinician will then contact you and attempt to meet your needs over the telephone. If the clinician decides you require a face to face appointment, this will be booked by them and you will be asked screening questions. Patients will be assessed in the Covid Annex which is based in the car park. You will be directed there by a receptionist. Please remember to make a receptionist aware you have arrived as you will need checking in. Furthermore, patients are to follow the 2 metre distancing rule and to please use the provided hand sanitisers when entering the building.


ALL CLINCIANS ARE WEARING FULL PPE WHEN SEEING PATIENTS FACE TO FACE.


Prescriptions:


To avoid the spread of COVID-19, we request patients to nominate a pharmacy in order for your prescription to be sent electronically. You can request your prescription online using our online services, post your request in the entrance door letterbox or email: gordonstreet.prescriptions@nhs.net


We know this will be a difficult time for our patients, and their families, friends and carers. We appreciate your understanding and support in helping us to protect our patients and staff.  

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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