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Click here for further information about the Astra Zeneca Covid Vaccine
Click here for a patient leaflet for the Astra Zeneca Covid Vaccination
Covid Vaccination -Click here for important information about the Covid vaccination programme. The Suffolk and North East Essex ICS has launched a brand-new website which aims to offer residents a single, comprehensive and accurate source of information about Covid-19 and vaccinations, click here to access the website.
Juliet Lloyd who has worked as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner at the practice for many years will be leaving the practice on the 4th March, we will all miss Juliet. Michelle Dimmock, Advanced Nurse Practitioner will join the practice on the 1st March.

Click here for latest information for flu programme for healthy 50-64 year olds.  We are running flu vaccination clinics for patients aged 50 - 64.  Please contact us if you wish to book a free flu vaccine.

** FLU CLINICS 2020 *** We have now written to all patients that are eligible for the flu vaccination (those patients aged over 65 as at the 31/3/2021 and all those patients under 65 who have a medical condition who puts them at greater risk. If you are over 65 or under 65 in an at risk category or are a family member of  those patients asked to shield and would like to book a flu jab please contact us urgently. We have also contacted parents/guardians of children that are eligible. 

** We have installed a new phone system to make it easier for patients to contact us **

DUE TO WORKLOAD PRESSURES THE DISPENSARY AT FRESSINGFIELD WILL CLOSE BETWEEN 1PM AND 2PM EVERY DAY.  OUR CURRENT TIMESCALES FOR PROCESSING MEDICATIONS ARE 3 WORKING DAYS. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE. 

HERE FOR PATIENT SURVEY RESULTS - YOU SAID AND WE LISTENED
Please click here for the results of our latest patient survey, 94% of patients rated us as good, very good or excellent
Please click here to complete our Friends and Family Test to say whether you are happy with our service

Changes to Clinical System

The provider of our clinical system - EMIS Health, is changing certain technical aspects of the way in which it delivers services to us. This will not impact the delivery of services to patients but we wanted to let you know about the changes in case you have questions. Click Here for More Information

Have you received a letter from a pharmacy company? please click here for information that we think you should know
On average we lose 20 hours per month through patients not attending for their appointments, please cancel if you can no longer make your appointment.
Do you order your medications or book appointments online? Click here for further help
Click here to find out more about how we process your data
Click here for details about Hartismere Hospitals Equipment Clinic
Pregnant? There are many ways to help protect you and your baby
Click here for self care leaflets for common ailments
Back Pain Myth Busters
Click here for our Care Quality Commission (CQC) Rating 

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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