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Appointment Changes from July 2021

 

Under our current appointment system, we are all aware that patients are struggling to get to speak to the doctor within a reasonable time. This has been unfortunately unavoidable due to Covid, GP illness and unprecedented demand.

 

In an effort to improve your access to appropriate medical advice, we will be changing our appointment system from the beginning of July.

 

Patients needing medical advice should phone any day between 8.30am-11.00am Monday to Friday. You will be asked by our Reception Team to give a brief idea of what the problem is and then the appropriate clinician will call you back. For this new system to be successful we will not be able to offer pre-bookable doctor's appointments.

 

Please remember that your problem may be dealt with by our experienced

Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT) which include:-

  • GPs
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs)
  • Physiotherapist
  • Mental Health Practitioners (MHPs)
  • Pharmacists.

 

We hope by making these changes you will be assessed quicker and seen by the appropriate person.

 

We thank you for your patience and understanding

Urgent Care Poster - Right Care / Right Place

 Our GP practices and Community Pharmacies are working incredibly hard to keep their services operating and medicine supply flowing in this extremely challenging time

 

Medicines are NOT in short supply. Please only order the medicines that you need from your GP practice. Do not order all of your medicines automatically every time. Please tell the practice which pharmacy you wish to collect medicines from. GPs and Community Pharmacies will work together to ensure you get your medicines when they are due.  Pharmacies are extremely busy, please allow at least FIVE days from ordering your medicine to collection from the Community Pharmacy.

 

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (new continuous cough, fever, shortness of breath) or had contact with someone with corona virus DO NOT go to your Community Pharmacy. Stay at home and self-isolate.  Please ask someone else to collect your medicines

KMP text messaging service is now LIVE

Patients will receive a Confirmation Text within 1 hour of booking a future Appointment. 

Then a reminder Text 48 hours prior to the appointment Date & Time

Please make sure your Mobile phone details are kept up to date

in order to receive this service

 

 

 

Opening Times

The Surgery will close for lunch every day from 12.45pm until 1.45pm

from Monday 1st of April 2019

Telephones go through at 8.30am each morning and ADOC takes over at 5.30pm

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Monday08:00am - 12.45pm  -   1.45pm -  17:45pm
Tuesday08:00am - 12.45pm  -   1.45pm -  19.30pm
Wednesday08:00am - 12.45pm  -   1.45pm -  17:45pm
Thursday08:00am - 12.45pm  -   1.45pm -  17:45pm
Friday08:00am - 12.45pm  -   1.45pm -  17:45pm
Weekendclosed

 

 

 

 CARENA COMMUNITY LINK WORKER  can be contacted at the local community hub on 01294 310000.

 

Sickness Certificates

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

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 Hospital Specialist in all areas.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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 seven days includes days that you don't normally work. When you work out how long you've been off sick, you should include weekends and bank holidays.)

 

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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