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Coronavirus



Have you been to a affected place in the last 14 days



or



had contact with somebody with Coroavirus



AND



do you have any of these symptoms?



COUGH / FEVER / SHORTNESS OF BREATH



If yes, to protect yourself and others please go home and call NHS 111 for expert advice.



DO NOT ENTER PILGRIMS WAY SURGERY



Find out more at nhs.uk/coronavirus




Repeat prescription requests will be processed by the NHS Prescription Ordering Direct Service and the practice will no longer take requests for repeat prescriptions from your pharmacy. You will need to phone the POD service on 0300 131 1100 to order your medicines instead of phoning or visiting your pharmacy to make an order. The POD will arrange for your prescription to be sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice and dispensed as normal. This is a pilot service being run by DGS & Swale CCG’s for 12 months, alongside other GP Practices. This will help to deliver improved care to patients and reduce medicines waste. The CCG, on behalf of the practice, will process your personal data (with your consent) in order to review and manage your repeat prescription.”


 We are now offering  telephone consultations only from 8am-12am daily to speak to a GP/Nurse/Paramedic Practitioner


*IMPORTANT* NHS Health Screening Check - Find out more by clicking on our "NHS SCREENING SERVICES" tab on the right hand side menu for details on Cervical, Bowel & Breast screening services. 


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The practice will be closed for the following dates in 2019 for Training and cover will be provided by phoning NHS 111 from 1pm. 


 


March 2020


11th March 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning times)


April 2020


23rd April 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning times)


May 2020


20thMay 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)


June 2020


23rd June 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)


July 2020


22nd July 1300-1830 - IN HOUSE TRAINING


August 2020


TBC


September 2020


29th September 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)


October 2020


22nd October 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)


November 2020


19th November 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)


December 2020


9th December 1300-1830 PLT ( protected learning time)



OUR NEXT PPG MEETING IS ON 27th April 2020 AT PILGRIMS WAY SURGERY AT 6.30pm SO ALL PATIENTS ARE WELCOME




 



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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