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As part of the NHS's efforts to protect you and health workers at this difficult time, Oxfordshire GP practices have changed the way they work in your area.

 

The most important thing you can do to stay safe, protect your family and protect your NHS doctors and nurses is to follow public health advice to stay at home and keep your distance from other people.

PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE GP SURGERY IN PERSON. If you need health advice for suspected coronavirus, contact NHS 111 online or by phone. You can also contact your GP practice through its online consultation service or by telephone if you are concerned about coronavirus or any other health condition or symptom. You will be offered a telephone appointment or you will be advised if you need to be seen by a doctor, and safe arrangements for this will be made.

Please be aware that your usual doctor, nurse or other health professional may not be available and you may have to travel to another location for face-to-face care if that becomes necessary.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

A volunteer based delivery service for medication has been organised by members of our community. If you are unable to attend the surgery to collect your medication, please contact us and ask about the service.

ONLINE ORDERING OF REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS IS NOW AVAILABLE TO PATIENTS

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER FOR THIS SERVICE PLEASE ASK A MEMBER OF STAFF

WE WILL GIVE YOU A LOGIN WHICH YOU WILL USE TO REGISTER. YOU CAN THEN BOOK APPOINTMENTS AND ORDER REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS FROM YOUR LAPTOP, TABLET OR SMARTPHONE

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

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)

 
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