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The SurgeryLondon RoadTeynhamSittingbourne, ME9 9QLTel: 01795 521 205
Coping with Coronavirus
We have disabled access via a ramp and a bell to summon assistance
Online appointments available go to www.patient.co.uk/access
Friends and family test is here, visit: www.iwantgreatcare.org
Free NHS Healthchecks are available for all eligible patients (aged between 40-74 inclusive and not suffering from any long term medical conditions) Please phone and make an appointment with the practice nurse.
The Surgery provides the following services for all registered patients:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel . Please complete the travel risk assessment form and bring it in to the surgery. The nurse will complete a risk assessment, you will then need to telephone the surgery after a week to find out if you need any vaccinations and book an appointment.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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.
if you ask someone else to collect your prescription on your behalf, the surgery must have your consent.
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.
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)
A fee may be applicable for other certificates done by the Doctor such as; holiday cancellations, insurace letters
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