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Half day closure Tuesday 5th March 2019
Due to a training and educational event we shall be offering a reduced service on this day.

Morland Surgery will close at 1pm and will re-open at 8.30am the following day.

Holmwood Health Centre will be open from 1pm until 3pm for Baby Clinic and Reception will be open for the making and cancelling of appointments only

The doors will then be closed from 3pm until 5pm when normal service will resume.

Please note there will be no GP or Nurse appointments available that afternoon and Dispensary will be closed from 1pm to 5pm.

If you need urgent medical advice between 1pm and 5.30pm please call 111.

Temporary reduction in Nurse’s appointments

Due to staff shortages we regret we shall be reducing the number of appointments available with our Practice Nurses at both Morland Surgery and Holmwood Health Centre. This will affect our Travel Clinics especially and you may be directed to a travel health clinic elsewhere.

Boots and Superdrug offer this service in their larger stores and other providers are available.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to resume our normal service as soon as possible.

Spotting the signs of sepsis -see video guide on Child Health page

Notice to all male patients 65 and over

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening (AAA) is being offered to all male patients who reach the age of 65 this year.  If you are eligible, you will receive an invitation in the post.  Please see this poster for more details.

If you are over 65 and have not had a scan or AAA surgery previously you can refer yourself by calling 01784 884859

Changes in prescribing Gluten Free products

Please read the guideline changes here

Connect to Support Hampshire

directory of services available to adults in Hampshire

 

Sickness Certificates (Fit 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

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' sometimes called a "sick note"

If you are off sick for more than seven days in a row (including non-working days) you must give your employee a doctors Fit Note.

If you need a further Fit Note (Sick Note) please complete this form and return to either surgery.

You do not need to see your doctor again to be signed fit to go back to work.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)



 
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