Statement of Fitness for Work (Fit Note) Data Extraction
Fit notes, also known as a 'Statement of fitness for work' or a 'Med3 form' were introduced in April 2010 replacing the 'sick note'. Doctors issue fit notes to people to record the advice they have given about their fitness for work.
From January 2016 the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) will start to extract anonymous data on fit notes issued in England. The DWP will start publishing the data from Spring 2016. The aim of the DWP data extraction is to gain a better understanding of sickness absence and to assist in the development of government policy to help people with health conditions return to work earlier. The anonymised statistics will also be used to evaluate the new service, Fit for Work for employed people who develop health conditions.
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NAMED ACCOUNTABLE GP FOR ALL PATIENTS
From the 1 April 2015, we are required under the General Medical Services Contract to allocate a named, accountable GP to all patients. If you wish to know who this is, or have a preference as to which GP you are allocated, please contact Reception.
These new arrangements do not prevent you making an appointment or seeing any GP of your choosing within the practice as you would normally do.
FLU & SHINGLES VACCINATIONS
Are you eligible for the free flu jab?
If so our drop in clinics will be held on:
- Saturday 1st October 2016, 08:30am - 11:30am (adults only)
- Saturday 15th October 2016, 08:30am - 11:30am (adults and children)
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Not eligible for the free flu jab?
The flu vaccination is available for all however it is only free on the NHS if you are over the age of 65 or you have a qualifying chronic medical condition. If you do not fall into either of these categories you can still have the vaccination privately. There is a small charge of £10.00 to cover the cost of the vaccination and the time taken to administer it. Please contact reception for further information.
If you are aged 70 or 78 years of age between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 you will receive a letter from the practice inviting you to have the shingles vaccine. Our clinics run from the end of September 2016. Please contact Reception to arrange an appointment.
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PRACTICE INFORMATION BOOKLET
For new and existing patients we have attached our practice information booklet. Please click on the link below to download it.
Practice Information Booklet
Alternatively hard copies are available at the surgery. Please ask at Reception.
SURGERY CLOSED FOR TRAINING
The practice will be closed for training from 13:00 on the following afternoons:-
Thursday 8th September 2016
Thursday 6th October 2016
Thursday 10th November 2016
Wednesday 4th January 2017
Thursday 9th February 2017
We will re-open at 08:00 the following morning.
Should you require urgent medical attention on any of these afternoons, please telephone the surgery on 01943 604455 and your call will be re-directed to the Out of Hours service
Prescriptions due to be collected on these days will be available from 09:00 the following morning.