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Dr Pace will be on annual leave from Monday 10 September - Friday 28 September 2018, returning Monday 1 October 2018.

IT'S FLU SEASON AGAIN!  If you are eligible, please book in for a flu vaccination, unless you are due to see the nurse or doctor, who will offer you one at that time.

The surgery will close on the afternoon of Thursday 13 September 2018 for protected training time, actively supported by West Kent CCG , to improve the care of our patients.

Please click on the link to see how we use your medical recordsPractice privacy notice for more details see Privacy Policy under "Further Information" in right hand column below.

  Please note: from Wednesday 13 December 2017 texts will be sent to patients' mobile phones reminding them of their appointment times.  PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE TO TEXT MESSAGES AS THIS IS NOT SCREENED OR SEEN BY STAFF MEMBERS

 As from 1 November 2017 Friday afternoon will no longer be an "open"  surgery but will be bookable appointments only.  Please note new times for Friday afternoon - 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

If you have an early morning appointment at the surgery, you will need to ring the doorbell.

The surgery will be using the NHS Electronic Prescription Service as from Wednesday 9 May 2017.  Please let us know your preferred pharmacy.  Nomination forms for this are available from reception.  

When emailing/faxing in requests for repeat medication, please make sure you include your name, dob, name of the medication required and where it should be sent. 

 There is a lockable box in the surgery entrance for prescriptions - NO NEED TO QUEUE!

Please remember "open surgeries" are 08.30am-10.00am Monday to Friday

Wireless internet now available in the surgery.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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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