Noticeboard

Bank Holiday Closing:

Please note that the surgery will be closed from Friday 3 April to Monday 5 April.  We will reopen on Tuesday 6 April as usual.

If you are ill during this period please do call your usual surgery number and the out of hours team will be able to help.  Or call 111. 

Please only call 999 in a genuine medical emergency.

Notice:

Due to members of staff needing to shield Devonshire Green Medical Centre is temporarily closed during lockdown until further notice.  You can still telephone the surgery as usual for  telephone triage and Hanover Medical Centre is still OPEN.  We apologise for the inconvenience.  

Flu vaccinations are now available: 

We now have available some flu vaccinations for patients aged 50-64 years.  

If you are eligible for flu vaccination, please either book online or call the surgery to make an appointment Monday to Friday between 4-6pm (excluding Thursdays).

Due to the COVID19 pandemic there are further safety measures which we need to follow in order to keep everyone safe.  For more information click here.

--

From Friday 10th July please if possible order your prescriptions online or call the surgery between 10.30am and 1pm only.

If you needing a non urgent call back from a clinician then please only call between 8.30am and 10.30am Monday - Friday or 1pm - 3pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  NHS England have received reports today of a possible scam.

Some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details.

These messages are not from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.

The Action Fraud Line has been contacted.

PLEASE SHARE WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY.

--

Coronavirus notice:

Please see our Special Privacy Notice and COVID-19 Privacy Notice with regards to your data processing during these unprecedented times.  

Due to advice given by the BMA regarding the recent Coronavirus outbreak, we have temporarily had to stop our Drop-in facility, our early morning and late appointment 'extended hours' and also all future bookable online appointments.  This is for the health and safety of EVERYONE.  We apologise for this inconvenience and hope that normal service will resume in the near future. 
--

Watch out in both surgeries for our campaign to get patients registered for online services.

Sickness Certificatestemperature.jpg

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)

 
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website