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Gullane Flu Clinics - UPDATE


We will be running flu clinics here at the Practice for patients over the age of 65 *Patients aged 6 months to 18 years with a chronic disease should also book into these designated clinics.


OUR SATURDAY FLU CLINICS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED



THURSDAY CLINICS ARE NOW AVAILABLE


These will be pre bookable clinics, please phone a member of the reception team on 01620 842171 to book one of these appointments. You will be assigned to a specific Health Care Professional at a specific time, it is important that you arrive at the time given. When you attend we ask that you observe social distancing and wear a face covering. Please do not attend if you do not have an appointment.



CHILDREN AGED 2-5 YEARS OLD WILL RECEIVE A FURTHER LETTER FROM COMMUNITY CHILD HEALTH WITH AN APPOINTMENT DATE, TIME AND VENUE. THESE WILL NOT BE BOOKED OR ORGANISED THROUGH THE PRACTICE.


 PATIENTS AGED BETWEEN 18-64 YEARS OLD WITH A CHRONIC DISEASE WHO HAVE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PARTNERSHIP WITH REGARDS TO  FLU VACCINE. FOR THIS COHORT OF PATIENTS WE ARE AWAITING FURTHER CLINICS TO BE ORGANISED BY THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PARTNERSHIP (HSCP) - KEEP AN EYE ON OUR WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND ADDITIONAL CLINIC DATES AND TIMES



  We thank you all for your patience and co-operation while we work through this very busy season.

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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