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FLU VACCINE 2017

THE FLU VACCINE IS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE SURGERY.  IF YOU ARE OVER 65, PREGNANT, HAVE A CHRONIC DISEASE, OR A CARER PLEASE COME AND HAVE YOUR FLU JAB ON TUESDAY 17TH OCTOBER BETWEEN 8 AM - 11.30 AM.  THIS IS A DROP IN CLINIC WITH THE PRACTICE NURSE.

TARGET TRAINING DAY

The surgery will be CLOSED for training purposes from 12 noon on Thursday 19th October 2017. If you need a doctor urgently whilst we are closed please ring NHS 111.  In an emergency telephone 999 for an ambulance.  The surgery will re-open at 8 am on Friday morning.

COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION

The Practice is improving how we communicate with patients.  Please tell us if you need information in a different format or require communication support.

 

SEXUAL HEALTH CLINICS

For information on Sexual Health Clinics in Leeds call the helpline on 0113 3926725 or email leedssexualhealth.com

ON-LINE APPOINTMENTS & PRESCRIPTIONS!! - You can book your appointment on-line, up to 3 months in advance & also request repeat prescriptions.  Ask at reception for a password.  All appointments with the doctors are 10 minutes, if you have several problems to discuss please ask for a longer appointment. 

CHLAMYDIA Testing for males & females aged 16-25.

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that often has no symptoms.

The test is a simple, painless, self taken swab for females and a urine test for men - ask your doctor, nurse or receptionist for a testing kit.

Why should I be tested?

To stop the spread of infection & prevent fertility problems in the future.  Every time  you change your sexual partner you should get a test

The treatment is a short course of strong antibiotics.

FREE CONDOMS

If you are over 16 you can collect free condoms from the surgery. 

Ask your doctor, nurse, or receptionist.

You can ring the receptionist and arrange to collect your condoms from reception.

If you are aged 13-16 you can collect free condoms from the surgery - please contact the surgery to arrange with the Health Care Assistant.

 

Sick Notes

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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