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Sexual Health Clinic

Drop-in clinic on Thursday afternoons from 4pm until 5.30pm (Except 3rd Thursday every month).

Bookable appointments for coils and implants available.

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Flu Vaccinations

Help protect you and your family in the fight against flu this winter.
A free NHS flu vaccination is available for:
  • anyone aged 65 and over
  • pregnant women
  • children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • children and adults with weakened immune systems

If you would like to check whether you are eligible, please call us on 01274 531153.

Named GP 

All of our patients have been allocated a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support provided for them. This will not necessarily the GP that you usually have consultations with. You will still be able to book consultations with your preferred choice of GP as usual. If you wish to know who your named GP is please ask our reception team.

SMS Text Messaging Service
If you would like to consent to receive SMS text messages reminding you of your booked appointments and to receive your test results, please call in and speak to our reception staff.


SystmOnlineSystmOnline is now available.  It is an in-built feature of the Practice's clinical IT system (SystmOne) which enables existing patients to manage appointments, order repeat prescriptions and change their contact details. Use of this service is free of charge to both Practices and patients. 



Hale ProjectHealth Action Local Engagement (Hale) - Healthy Living Project

How we use your health records

Please click this link to read the How we use your health records leaflet. It explains:

  • Why the NHS collects information about you and how it used
  • With whom we may share information
  • Your right to see your health records and how we keep your records confidential

 

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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