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PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS

PLEASE DO NOT ORDER YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS EARLY - THEY WILL NOT BE ISSUED AND DUE TO CURRENT PRESSURE WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONTACT YOU IN RELATION TO THIS

 

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Carers Health Check 

If you are a 'carer' (i.e. you have an unpaid role looking after someone in the community) for someone we can offer you a health check. 

This will involve an enquiry about any health problems / complaints and a review of any current medication which you may be on.  We can also provide information for organisations which may be able to help you in your role as a carer.

Please telephone our reception and ask for an appointment with our Practice Nurse for 'A Carers Health Check'

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BOWEL SCREENING

A new video has been released giving information on the Bowel Screening Testing

which is currently underway for eligible patients in Northern Ireland. 

If you have to take the test please follow the link below - you may find it of use!

http://www.cancerscreening.hscni.net/2188.htm

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Meningitis Vaccination 

The practice are offering patients an additional vaccination to protect them against meningitis which will cover the ACW+Y strains of the illness. 

You are eligible if you are a patient:

* Aged 18 (born between 2/7/1996 - 1/7/1996)

* If you are born between 2/7/1997 - 1/7/1999

* If you are aged up to 25 going to University for the first time

* If you are 16 or 17 going to Agricultural College for the 1st time

Please telephone reception if you fall into one of the categories and wish to avail of this vaccine.

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PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS

PLEASE NOTE AS FROM THE 25 MAY 2018 WE WILL NO LONGER BE FAXING PRESCRIPTIONS TO CHEMISTS

 

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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