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BOOK YOUR FLU VACCINATION APPOINTMENT NOW

 The GP’s at The Haven seek to encourage every eligible patient to have their free flu jab this year. Perhaps you are delaying booking an appointment until more is known about the Covid-19 booster programme, or you are hesitant because there were very few cases of flu last year and you feel fit and well at the moment? You may be waiting for more information from the government or from other reputable sources?  In any case, our sincere advice to our patients ,is that you should pre-book your flu vaccination appointment as soon as possible. 

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Data Sharing Opt-Out.  You can choose whether your confidential information is used for research and planning. Please refer to the Tab Data Opt-Opts to find out more about what types of opt-outs and visit: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/ or click here to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLi9gh7RyLA

Important:  Data Extraction has been postponed by NHS Digital and we will post new date when information is known no current date is planned. 

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NHS App - if you are downloading the App and you need your Linkage Key you must be registered with Patient Access.  If you are it can be found under My Account>Account Settings>My Practice (bottom right on screen)

The NHS App and the NHS COVID-19 app are two different apps.

The NHS App lets you share your COVID-19 status, order repeat prescriptions and a range of NHS services.

The NHS COVID-19 app is a contact tracing app, which also lets you check in to places like bars and restaurants

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Any patients who are seen in the Practice now need to wear a face covering or mask if asked to attend an appointment. 

We are now offering  Video Consultations as well as Telephone Consultations to our patients.  When your appointment is booked we will send simple instructions on how to use.  Please refer to our Online Services tab with step by step instructions.

Sickness Certificates

Under current legislation a Patient ‘self-certificate’ is used for the first seven days that you are off work.   If you have been sick for four days in a row or more you can complete a self-certificate form (SC2) and this is available from your Employer or from HMRC online:

LC Forms (hmrc.gov.uk)

After the first week, a Statement of Fitness to Work may be issued after Consultation with the Doctor. Some employers insist on this certificate for less than seven days before they will pay SSP.  As this is not a statutory requirement and therefore not a NHS Service we have to charge for a Certificate under seven days.

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).

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 or another Healthcare Professional.  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.

The Doctor might suggest in the fit note ways your employer can help their you get back to work. For example:

 
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