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PPG - we have a group of patients that work with us to improve the services that we offer.

If you would like to contact our patient participation group about anything to do with the surgery, you can reach them on PPG.Easthampstead@nhs.net.  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

National Bowel Screening Programme - If you are over 60, it is really important that you take part in the screening programme. Speak to one of the team for more information.

 

The Bracknell Urgent Care Centre (UCC)

Please note that the UCC is to be accessed for minor injuries at any time and for minor illness only outside of your GP surgery hours.

Please check our opening times on this website before visiting the UCC.

Please note that the UCC can not do any of the following -

Ear syringing

Repeat and post op dressings

Direct xray/bloods/ECG/other diagnostics.

The UCC is a nurse led unit and and therefore any illness should be dealt with by your GP during opening hours or Out Of Hours (111) when your GP surgery is closed.

  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Phone lines for Urgent appointments are open from 7.00 am to 10.00 am. You will be asked to leave your name, date of birth, contact number and brief message about your illness. The clinician will call you back the same day.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The NHS friends and family test started on 1/12/2014. If you would like to leave feedback for this surgery, please respond to any texts that you receive following your appointments.

Thank you for taking the time to do this for the practice. 

 

 

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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