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Flu/Covid vaccinations: This year all Flu and Covid booster vaccines will be managed by the health board.  Anyone entitled to the vaccine will receive an invite directly from NHSGG&C.  GP practices are no longer involved in the process and cannot assit with enquiries.  More information can be found at: www.nhsinform.scot

Photograph Submission: Please only send pictures if asked to do so by surgery staff.  Place a ruler or coin beside the rash or mark to give the clinician an idea of the size. Pictures and consent to queens.crescent@nhs.scot Please make sure you add your full name and date-of-birth so we can identify you.

Coronavirus: DO NOT come into the surgery. Please follow NHS inform guidelines. You can still call the surgery and make a phone consultation appointment, please call the surgery for more information

Online booking of GP appointments via patient access is currently SUSPENDED due to coronavirus

Prescriptions: We are NOT issuing prescriptions early or issuing extra medication. To reduce the number of patients attending the surgery, a number of pharmacies offer collection service and we would be happy to give your prescriptions to their driver.

Please ensure the surgery has up-to-date contact details.  

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

Sickness CertificatesIf 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)

 
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