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CORONAVIRUS- IF YOU ARE WORRIED IN ANYWAY ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS PLEASE VISIT THE NHS111 CORONAVIRUS SERVICE ONLINE.

In keeping with government guidelines: If you are visiting the surgery for any reason you must now wear your own facial covering before entering the building. Many thanks for helping us to keep everyone safe.

To reduce your chances of catching COVID-19 and reduce pressure on your local GP practice during this busy time, appointments will be carried out over the phone or through online consultation, unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice. This will help minimise risk while continuing to ensure people get the care and advice they need.

WE ARE NOW TAKING PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS OVER THE PHONE OR YOU CAN LEAVE THE REQUEST IN THE SCRIPT BOX IN THE LOBBY.

Please remember to allow 48 hours for your prescription requests.

Outside normal surgery hours (evenings, weekends and bank holidays) emergency cover for the practice is provided by NEMS Community Benefit Services Ltd Out of Hours service. The Out of Hours service provides medical care for patients that do not need Emergency Department Care. It is a service that is led by a range of clinical staff such as GPs, Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Emergency Care Practitioners.

 This service is for problems which cannot wait until the next available surgery. You will be required to provide full information about your problem and will be expected if required to attend Platform One Practice (based on Station Street, Nottingham) if necessary. Advice may also be given if attending for a face to face appointment is not deemed to be required.

 During out of hours you should contact the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it is not a life threatening situation.

WE NOW OPEN FROM 7AM EVERY

MONDAY MORNING

Opening Times -PLEASE NOTE: we will no longer be closed for lunch and will remain open 1pm-2pm every day..

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We have updated our privacy policy in line with new legislation  GDPR 25th May 2018

Click here to view: Privacy NoticeAdditional Privacy Notice (Covid 19)

 

Note: You may want to access your medical records online !!!! (subject to GP approval). All coded entries in a patients record will be visible for patients to view, including consultations, BP readings, referrals, etc.

Please ask at reception for further information.

 


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).

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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