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*IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTICES*

The surgery is extremely busy at present and we are still experiencing some problems with our telephone system.  Please accept our apologies if your call does get cut off, this is an ongoing fault with the system.  We are still working with NHS Digital to try and resolve this.  Please come into the surgery in person if you are able to and you need to speak to us.

DO YOU HAVE ONLINE ACCESS? You can access your health records, book appointments and request repeat prescriptions if you do.  Bring in 2 forms of ID (1 being photo ID) and we can sign you up for it.

 

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Extra evening and weekend appointments available in local area

You can now book routine GP and Nurse appointments in the evening, at weekends and over bank holidays in your local area.

Pre-bookable appointments are available Monday-Friday, 6.30pm-8pm, plus weekends and bank holidays and you can be seen by a GP, Nurse or Healthcare Assistant.

To book your appointment, contact the surgery during normal opening hours. Please be aware that the appointment may take place at another GP Practice in the area.

If you need urgent medical advice when the surgery is closed, you should continue to call NHS 111.

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SUPPORT FOR CARERS AT PEACOCK HEALTHCARE

Our drop in sessions for carer advice may be changing.  The contract for the service has now been awarded to another provider.  Until we can provide you with some firm details if you need any advice or support drop in to the surgery and ask to speak to Leah who is our carers champion.  If we can help with forms filling, direct you to the appropriate social care or just be a listening ear, please contact us.

BLOOD TESTS

Due to the high demand on HCA appointments, all routine blood tests are now to be done at Park House by appointment only  Tel 0115 9617616,  with the exception of Warfarin and Rheumatoid Arthritis monitoring. Please make sure that you have your ICE request form to take with you to this appointment otherwise no bloods can be taken.  Thank You.

You may also have your bloods taken at the:

Arnold Health Centre, High Street, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 7BQ. Tel: 0115 8832300

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE YOUR ICE REQUEST FORM TO TAKE WITH YOU TO YOUR APPOINTMENT OTHERWISE NO BLOODS CAN BE TAKEN

 

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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