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Following Dr Robinson's retirement and the recruitment of his replacement Dr Sabine Kersten, we tried to notify his patient list by email (if we have patient email addresses recorded) or by post. It has come to our attention that some patients have not received this information. We would advise that patients check their Spam Inbox for this email. Thank you.

COVID-19 Updates

  • If you need to visit the Practice please wear a cloth face covering. 

  • We are not currently accepting returns of unwanted/unused medications until July at the earliest.

  • To alleviate pressure on the surgery during this busy time our dispensary will only be open from 9-12 for collection of prescriptions.

  • Please keep to one in the Practice at all times. If you need to enter the Practice and there is someone in Reception please wait outside in a queue with a 2 metre distance from the person in front of you.

  • If you do enter the Practice please gel your hands with the sanitiser provided.

  • In Dorset our focus is testing of frontline staff first as the availability of testing is limited.  GPs may order an antibody test as part of routine blood tests where patients have received appropriate counselling and consent but we would expect these numbers to be low as general practice and local labs do not currently have the capacity to undertake this work. We will provide further information about access to tests for patients as the research and guidance develops on this but in the meantime we would ask that patients do not request antibody testing.

The surgery will be closed for training on:

Thursday 23rd July - 3.30 - 6.30

Thursday 17th September - 3.30 - 6.30

Tuesday 13th October - 3.30 - 6.30

Tuesday 17th November - 1.30 - 4.30

2021

Thursday 21st January - 3.30 - 6.30

Wednesday 10th March - 3.30 - 6.30

We now have a social prescriber, Melanie Gale coming to the surgery on Thursdays. Click on the link below to find out more about Social Prescribing. If you think this is something you may benefit from please contact the surgery for a referral.

https://youtu.be/O9azfXNcqD8 

Please do not visit the surgery if you or your family have symptoms of diarrhoea & vomiting. For medical advice click on the link below.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/diarrhoea-and-vomiting/


Polite Reminder:

Please do not send emails to the Surgery regarding your healthcare, medications or appointments.

 

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Sickness Certificates

temperature.jpgYou 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).

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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