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MORE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW!

There are now extra routine primary care appointments available, making it easier for you to get an appointment at a time to suit you.

The practice offers a virtual clinical pharmacist service. This is a telephone service for patients who: need to speak to a pharmacist regarding a medication issue; but don’t need to come to the surgery. The pharmacists are able to prescribe and organise prescriptions electronically.  Please speak to the reception team for further information on how to book one of these appointments.

 

There are also Saturday morning routine appointments from 9-12pm available through our extended access service at Rutland Lodge Medical Practice. This increased availability is an extension of the services offered by your practice and is provided by a range of clinicians including GPs, nurses and health care assistants.

Please note, this is not a walk-in service – you still need to make an appointment via your own GP practice. Extended Access appointments are for routine general practice issues and not for urgent care. If your practice is closed and you are unwell please call NHS 111.

WE OFFER ON LINE ACCESS FOR:

BOOKING APPOINTMENTS, ORDERING PRESCRIPTIONS AND VIEWING A SUMMARY OF YOUR MEDICAL RECORD. FROM 1ST APRIL 2016 YOU WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO REQUEST ACCESS TO CODED MEDICAL RECORDS INCLUDING MEDICATION, ALLERGIES, MAJOR ILLNESSES AND VACCINATIONS .  TO REGISTER TAKE PHOTOGRAPHIC ID TO RECEPTION TO RECEIVE YOUR PERSONAL LOG IN DETAILS.  WHEN RECEIVED CLICK ON LINK BELOW APPOINTMENTS OR PRESCRIPTIONS TABS, OR ALTERNATIVELY CLICK IN ONE OF THE BOXES AT FOOT OF THIS PAGE.

PLEASE NOTE - IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO REGISTER FOR ONLINE VIA THIS WEBSITE

 

 

 

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

Sickness CertificatesIf 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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