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CORONAVIRUS

If you have been to an affected place in the last 14 days OR had contact with somebody with Coronavirus AND have any of these symptoms:  Cough, Fever, Shortness of breath, please search 'NHS coronavirus' for advice and to access the 111 online coronavirus service, or call NHS 111.  Please do not attend the surgery.

In light of the current situation and in the best interests of our patients and staff, we will temporarily be changing routine appointments to telephone consultations.  Please speak to a receptionist if you wish to book a telephone call to discuss a routine medical matter with a nurse or doctor.  Patients with urgent queries will be triaged by the doctor in the usual way and offered a face to face consultation if required.  For more information on our triage service, please click on the appointments tab at the top of the page.

Online booking of appointments has been temporarily suspended and we apologise for this inconvenience.

 The NHS is well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

Local Pharmacies

Please be aware we are NOT directly linked to any local Pharmacy.  any queries MUST be directed to the Pharmacy concerned.

Local Pharmacies include

AR Pharmacy, West Totton

Day Lewis, Brockenhurst 

Forest Pharmacy, Cadnam

Lloyds Pharmacy, Totton

Rowlands Pharmacy, Lyndhurst

Babies Cry. You Can Cope!

If you require non urgent medical treatment and advice when the surgery is closed you should call

111 

For life threatening medical emergencies call 999

Measles vaccines

Due to outbreaks of measles being reported in the South of England we are recommending anyone who has not had 2 doses of the measles vaccine (known as MMR) to make an appointment with our nurse to have this done.  This is especially important if you are travelling to Romania, Italy or Germany.

 

 

 

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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