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THE SURGERY DOORS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

THE PRACTICE IS OPERATIONAL AND WE ARE OPERATING A TRIAGE SYSTEM, PLEASE TELEPHONE FIRST.  SHOULD YOU REQUIRE A PRESCRIPTION WE CAN ARRANGE FOR THIS TO GO TO A CHEMIST, PLEASE ALLOW MORE THAN 48HRS DUE TO THE HIGHT DEMAND AT THIS TIME. 


 

WUHAN NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

If you have returned from Wuhan, Hubei province or mainland China or travelled from Italy in the last 14 days or you have been in contact with a confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus please do not come into the surgery please telephone first on  221976 or outwith surgery hours call NHS 24 on 111.  General information can be found at  https://www.nhsinform.scot/ or you can call the Novel Coronavirus Helpline number on 0800 028 2816.

Other useful links are available for patients with long term health conditions below:

British Heart Foundation https://www.bhf.org.uk/

Diabetes uk  https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus

Asthma uk https://www.asthma.org.uk/

Chest Heart Stroke Scotland https://www.chss.org.uk/

British Lung Foundation  https://www.blf.org.uk/

Should I see the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner?  Nurse Practitioners are highly trained specialist nurses who have completed further education and training so that they can provide advanced nursing care and prescribe medication.  They can provide treatment and advice for many of the problems that traditionally you saw your Dr about in the past.  If you are unsure if they can deal with your problem please ask at Reception.

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.

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 '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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