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OUT OF HOURS TELEPHONE NUMBER.

The telephone number for the Out of Hours Service is 111.  Please use this service between 18:30 and 08:00, weekends and bank holidays.

Between 08:00 & 08:30 and 18:00 &18:30 Monday - Friday, please dial: 01603 481253.

 

E XTENDED HOURS - SATURDAY MORNING CLINICS

We would like to remind patients that they can book an appointment with both a Doctor or Nurse on Saturday mornings.  Surgerys are held at each site once a month.  These clinics are for pre-bookable appointments only between the hours of 8.00 and 11.45.

 

FLU VACCINATIONS

If you are eligible i.e.65 and over or in one of the "At Risk Groups" with one of the following conditions:-Respiratory, Heart , Kidney , Liver disease. Diabetes, disease of the Nervous system, Immunosuppression, had a Stroke, or are a Carer. Please telephone to make an appointment.

N.B. flu injection provides protection against against the most prevalent flu viruses including the H1N1 (Swine flu) virus.

If you are included in the above you are also eligible for a Pneumococcal Vaccination, if you have not already had one, please ask the receptionist when making your appt as this can be given at the same time, but a longer appointment will be required.

SUMMARY CARE RECORD

You will have received information in the post from NHS Norfolk regarding the creation of a Summary Care Record (SCR). If you have any queries regarding the SCR, in the first instance please contact the NHS Care Records Service Information line on 0845 603 8510, PALS on 0800 587 4132 or visit www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk

Finally, you may contact the Practice Manager, Wayne Rawlings, or his Assistant, Rebecca Leech, who will try to help with any queries you may have. Please do not book an appointment with your GP specifically to discuss the SCR.

Thank you.

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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