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Vaccinations Flu, Shingles, Men ACWY

FLU CLINICS  NOW AVAILABLE

 Are you in any of the following categories? If so, call now to book into one of the clinics being held from September 2017 if you are unsure we will be able to check for you. 

If you are aged 65 years or over, or suffer from chronic disease (such as heart, lung, liver, kidney or neurological disease), have diabetes, a weak immune system or if you are pregnant then you are entitled to the flu vaccination. Those living in long-stay residential homes or carers should also receive a flu vaccination.

Shingles

If you are aged 70,71,72,73 or 78,79 please contact the surgery to discuss shingles vaccines.

 Men ACWY Vaccine

All those aged 18 on the 31st August 2017 (born between 1st Sept 1998 and 31st Aug 1999)

Aged 18 on the 31st Aug 2016 (born between 1st Sept 1997 and 31st August 1998)

 Aged 18 on the 31st Aug 2015 (born between 1st Sept 1996 and 31st August 1997)

 Please contact the surgery to book in for your vaccine.

 Please contact the surgery with any queries or to book your appointments on 02476 542192

NHS HEALTH CHECKS

If you are aged 40 - 74 you are entitled to a free Health Check, It is important to get your health checked, especially if you do not visit the doctors very often. Please call the surgery to book an appointment.

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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