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FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST

Would you recommend our surgery to your friends and family, please click on the Patient Survey link in "have your say" below to take part in our survey.

SHINGLES VACCINES

Patients between 70 and 79 years old are now to be offered a shingles vaccine.  If you come into this age group, please contact the surgery to make an appointment.

ARE YOU A CARER Please see further information under clinics and services to see how we can help.

PATIENT GROUP MEETING

If you are a registered patient, would you like to be part of our Patient Group!  The practice would like to hear your views, please register your interest by clicking on the link below, or alternatively contact a member of our reception team who will be happy to help.

OUT OF HOURS

If you need a doctor urgently when the surgery is closed please contact NHS 111 or visit the walk-in/urgent care centre at University Hospital of Hartlepool

HEALTHY HEART CHECKS

If you are between the age of 40 and 74, you may be elligible for a healthy heart check.  Please ask at reception for more details.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Temporary change to fit notes 

Please see the following guidance that came into place on 17th December 2021:

In order to free up GP capacity to focus on delivering the coronavirus booster programme, employees will not be required to provide their employer with medical evidence of sickness absence for the first 28 days of absence. GPs will still be required to supply fit notes for periods of absence exceeding 28 days.

For Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), where employees go off sick on or after 10 December 2021, employers can only ask employees for proof of sickness (such as a fit note) after 28 days of sickness (including non-working days). Proof of sickness cannot be requested earlier than 28 days. If you started your sick leave BEFORE 10 December 2021, you must give proof if you have been off work for more than 7 days, including non-working days.

Fit notes do not have to be provided for DWP benefit claims until 27 January. This will not affect claims to benefit.

This change takes effect from 17 December, but applies to absences beginning on or after 10 December 2021, up to and including absences which begin on or before 26 January 2022. The self-certification period will revert to seven days for absences beginning on or after 27 January 2022.

Please do not request a fit note from the practice if your illness began on or after 10th December 2021.

 


Visit the following link for more information: GOV.UK TAKING SICK LEAVE

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