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!! Repeat Medication Notice: Please allow 3 - 4 working days after placing prescription requests to collect. We are experiencing extremely high volume requests at the moment. Thank you all for your patience and understanding!!

!! We have received a large number of queries regarding Covid vaccination boosters and the flu vaccination. Please be advised that the surgery will contact patients who are eligible for those vaccinations in due course!!


Pfizer & AZ 1st & 2nd vaccinations available for anyone 18+

No appointment needed – must be 8 weeks since first jab

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If you are 18 or over and need your first COVID Vaccination please call the surgery on 01325 730204 so we can get you booked in for an appointment. 

NHS GUIDANCE FROM THE 19TH JULY 2021

MASKS MUST STILL BE WORN IN HEALTH CARE SETTINGS.        

PLEASE CONTINUE TO WEAR YOUR FACE MASK OR FACE COVERING WHEN ENTERING THE SURGERY

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

COVID-19 vaccine Oxford-AstraZeneca and blood clotting

Recently there have been reports of an extremely rare but serious condition involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccination.  The national committee which recommends on vaccines has therefore recommended that patients under 40 years are no longer offered this vaccine for their first dose. If you have already had a first dose of AZ vaccine without suffering this rare side effect you should still complete the course with the AZ vaccine for your second dose, even if you are under 40.  For more information please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting

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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