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ACCESS TO TELPHONE LINES


IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 999



We are currently experiencing an exponential increase in demand for appointments, and are aware that this is causing congestion of our phone lines. We have recently added an additional line to help alleviate this problem but appreciate that this is extremely frustrating for patients.



To minimise the volume of unnecessary contacts to the Practice you we would ask that you order your repeat prescription via our 24 hour prescription line on 0141 531 6218



We would also request that you do not call the practice in advance to check if your prescription is ready. Your prescription will be available for collection 48 hours (2 working days) following your request. If you have informed us of your preferred pharmacy, we will ensure that your prescription is sent directly to the pharmacy for collection.



If you have any enquiries regarding your covid-19 vaccination, please contact the helpline on 0800 030 8013.


 


Many thanks for your cooperation.





 


APPOINTMENT SYSTEM



We continue to provide a telephone consultation appointment in the first instance. Following this consultation, you may be asked to attend a face to face appointment where you will be given a specific appointment time. Please do not attend this appointment if you have developed symptoms of coronavirus. We ask that you wear a face covering and attend alone at the time of your appointment. If the clinician assesses you as suitable for a video consultation, please click here for instructions to connect to this service. 


 

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).

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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