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2018 WALK-IN FLU CLINICS

Yes it is that time of year again! We have our deliveries of vaccines, including the child nasal vaccine, so will be holding our walk-in clinics for eligible patients on the following dates:

Saturday 13th October 08.30 - 11.00hrs at Chobham surgery

Saturday 3rd November 08.30 - 1100hrs at West End surgery 

There is no need to book - just walk in. This year we have the new vaccines as recommended by the World Health Organisation. These clinics provide a valuable source of extra funding to the practice which is used to support other services we provide to our patients. By having the vaccine elsewhere you are denying us that funding.

EXTENDED ACCESS CLINICS

This practice is a member of the local GP Confederation (NICs). The federation is now providing early evening and weekend GP appointments at the Bedser Hub which is located in the Woking Community Hospital. These appointments are pre-bookable through either of our receptions.

NICs have also contracted with LIVI to provide video consultations, on smart phones and tablets, with an NHS GP on behalf of the practice. Download the LIVI app and follow the on screen instructions. 

THE CQC HAVE RATED THIS PRACTICE AS GOOD 

We now have free Wi-fi available in both our waiting rooms - select NHS Free wi-fi and log on.

Patients can now book GP appointments, request repeat medication and view their medical records on line. Go to the on-line access page under the appointments tab and complete the registration form.

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

Sickness CertificatesIf 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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