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NEWS RELEASE

June 2018

 PLEASE BE AWARE THERE ARE BUILDING WORKS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY AT THE HEALTH CENTRE.  WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.


Online Consultations

From Wednesday 13th June you will be able to consult with the surgery online, avoiding telephone calls, delays in getting an appointment and receive a prompt response.


May 2018

 SALTASH HEATH CENTRE RECEIVES SHARE OF NHS ENGLAND ESTATES AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION FUND

Saltash patients will benefit from a major NHS funding boost to improve local GP facilities.  The Health Centre is expanding into the old Register Office premises to provide more consulting rooms. 

For more information contact Lynn Chenery, Practice Manager, Saltash Health Centre 01752 842281

The NHS England Estates and Technology Transformation Fund is a national funding programme to support GP practices to make improvements to services for local patients including more modern, expanded facilities and use of new technologies.

For more information on The Estates and Technology Transformation Fund

 www.england.nhs.uk/ettf


 ENG1 Shipping Medicals

We have a Maritime and Coastguard Agency Approved Doctor qualified for ENG1 certificates - please check 'Clinics & Services' for more information.


Friends and Family Test

Have your say on the service we provide. Please complete our test by clicking on the 'Friend and Family Survey' link on the right hand side of this page.


Your doctor

Is the doctor you regularly see different to the doctor you are actually registered with? If so, you can easily re-register with your usual doctor - just ask the Receptionist.


Test Results
Open for enquires Monday-Friday 10-12am & 2-5pm. In order to answer your queries more quickly we have a direct option number to obtain test results.


Out of Hours
For urgent medical problems when the surgery is closed you can call NHS 111 on 111.


Extended Opening Hours

We are open on Monday evenings from 6.30 pm until 8.00 pm and Wednesday mornings from 7.00 am to 8.00 am.  Please note these appointments are for patients who are unable to attend during our normal opening hours.


Text Messaging

Missed appointments increase waiting times for all our patients.  To help improve our patient services, we will send you a FREE reminder via text before your appointment.  Should you no longer need your appointment early cancellation will enable us to provide care to another patient.  It couldn't be easier to register - simply provide your mobile phone number and a day or so before your next appointment you will receive a reminder detailing the date and time direct to your mobile phone.  Sign up now!  Never miss another 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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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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