Noticeboard

COVID-19


If you suspect that you may have Covid-19, please do not attend the surgey. For all Covid-19 advice, please visit NHS Inform (link below) or call NHS 24 on 111.


** https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19 **


Due to the current circumstances, please be aware that we are experiencing a high demand of phonecalls therefore we would appreciate your patience during this difficult time. Thank You and Keep Safe 


2020 Flu Campaign


Please note that due to the Coronavirus, all patients aged 65 and above will not be vaccinated at the surgery. You will receive a letter by the Healthboard advising where and when you will be vaccinated. If you have any queries regarding this appointment you need to call the number that is on this letter.


Patients aged between 18 and 64 who are at risk will be vaccinated in the surgery. You will receive a letter asking you to phone in for an appointment. This is a seperate line for booking flu vaccinations only.


PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY WITH ENQUIRIES ABOUT FLU PRIOR TO RECEIVING YOUR LETTER.


Please click the link for the categories that are eligible for the flu vaccine this year 


https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/vaccines/flu-vaccine?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIoZHDlq786wIVRubtCh2OWQRjEAAYASAAEgKZXPD_BwE

Medical Sickness Certificates

Medical Certificates

We no longer keep a supply of self certificate forms in the surgery. You can download a copy of the form here sc2.pdf or request one from your employer.  This form should be used for periods of absence up to 7 days.

 If you require a doctors fitnote (formerly sickness certificate) following a period of absence greater than 7 days please contact the surgery.

 Please note a change to health board procedures states that where the absence has been initiated by a hospital doctor, either as an inpatient or outpatient, it is the hospitals responsibility to issue the fitnote.  Please get in touch with the appropriate department

The first seven days  

For the first SEVEN days of illness or injury (including Sundays), you do not need to provide your employer with a doctor's medical certificate (sick note). However, you do need a 'self-certification form' to provide evidence of your inability to work. If you are employed you will need a form SC2 which is available from your employer or you can now click the link below and print off a copy, if you are unemployed or self-employed form SC1 is required.

A certificate is not required for the first THREE DAYS of illness or injury.

Should your employer require a certificate from a doctor for this duration there may be a fee.

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/sc2.pdf

After seven days

Should your illness or injury extend to beyond seven days you will need a doctor's certificate.

If you have consulted a doctor during the first seven days a telephone call to the practice requesting a medical certificate may be sufficient.

If you have NOT consulted a doctor with the current problem and it is NOT a continuing problem then you will need to make an appointment to see a doctor.

If you have been in hospital a sickness certificate should have been issued by the hospital (please make sure that you ask for a sickness certificate whilst you are in hospital). If for any reason this has not been the case please contact the relevant doctor or department who has recommended your absence.  Please note it is now the responsibility of both the in patient and outpatient departments to issue the certificate.


Continuation certificates

A continuation certificate can be arranged via telephone or calling into reception. Please contact the surgery the day before your sick certificate runs out. We will need the following information:-

  • Your full name and address
  • Your medical condition, which is on your current sick certificate
  • The duration for which you need the certificate - eg one week


 
 

Back-dated certificates

A sick certificate can be back-dated so that you do not need to be seen urgently or on the day that your sick certificate expires. It can be issued at a later date and backdated at the doctor's discretion to the required date. 
       

Private certificates

Some employers/insurance schemes may request a private sick certificate. There will be a fee for this. The practice will be able to advise you of the current fee.

Please allow 48 hours notice for your certificate.

Fit For Work certificates

 You do not need to see your GP to be signed fit to go back to work. Please see the attached information if you have any queries.

https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/caring-carers-and-long-term-conditions/can-i-go-back-to-work-before-the-end-date-on-my-fit-note/

 



 
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