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Please see the following link regards government guidance on wearing face masks and any exemption: www.keepsafe.org.uk/mask

Our surgery has signed up with DOCTORLINK to allow improved access to Patient Services. Please download it from the App Store or use the link below:

https://app.doctorlink.com/oldroadwestsurgery_alllocations/register

PLEASE NOTE ANY APPTS BOOKED ONLINE WOULD BE A TELEPHONE CALL/TRIAGE AND ONLY VISIT THE SURGERY WHEN THE CLINICIAN ADVISES YOU TO. PLEASE WEAR A FACE MASK/COVERING FOR ALL FACE-TO-FACE CONSULTATIONS. 


PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND HAVE ISSUED ADVISE TO NOT VISIT GP SURGERIES-CALL 111 IF YOU HAVE FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS or NHS ONLINE SERVICES.

See the latest advice about who should self isolate:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE SURGERY HAS ACHIEVED AN OVERALL RATING OF GOOD AT OUR RECENT CQC INSPECTION.

Our surgery is now taking new patients. Please register at reception.

DR HALEM HAS RECENTLY COMPLETED ANOTHER MEDICAL CHARITY MISSION PROVIDING FREE HEALTHCARE FOR THE POOR IN BANGLADESH.

PLEASE SEE THE 'CARERS DIRECT' (5) LINK BELOW TO REGISTER YOUR DETAILS AS A CARER

The surgery is closed everyday for lunchtime between 12:30 and 13:30. The phone lines will be open for emergency calls only during this time with normal service resuming at 13:30.

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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