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URGENT SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS

ALL MEDICALLY URGENT SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS & HOME VISIT REQUESTS WILL REQUIRE TELEPHONE TRIAGE BY ONE OF OUR GPs

 

IF AN URGENT APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED, BY PROVIDING THE RECEPTIONIST WITH A CLEAR INDICATION OF YOUR HEALTH PROBLEM YOU CAN BE APPROPRIATELY PRIORITISED FOR A TELEPHONE CALL FROM OUR DUTY GP THE DUTY DOCTOR WILL TRIAGE YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS AND URGENCY, DECIDING WITH YOU APPROPRIATE TREATMENT GOING FORWARD

 

AS ALWAYS ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE OR VIA THE MALTHOUSE SURGERY RECEPTIONISTS BY PHONE OR AT THE RECEPTION DESK

 

MINOR AILMENTS – SELF CARE

 

IF ADULTS HAVE HAD SYMPTOMS FOR LESS THAN 24 HOURS, MINOR AILMENTS SUCH AS GASTRO PROBLEMS, SICKNESS, COMMON COLD, SORE THROAT, HEADACHE, FLU, CYSTITIS, HANGOVER, GRAZED KNEE ETC. ARE BEST DEALT WITH BY SELF CARE USING MEDICINES FROM THE PHARMACY

E-CONSULTATION SERVICE

 

OUR REGISTERED PATIENTS CAN REQUEST TREATMENT AND ADVICE FROM OUR DOCTORS ONLINE.  WHEN YOU SEND YOUR E MAIL, YOU WILL RECIEVE AN INITIAL REPLY INDICATING WHEN YOUR E MAIL WIL BE SEEN BY THE GP.  TO CONSULT YOUR GP SEND AN E-MAIL TO edoctor.malthouse@nhs.net AND GIVE AN INDICATION OF YOUR SPECIFIC CONDITION OR ASK FOR GENERAL ADVICE. ALSO USE THIS METHOD TO AVOID AN APPOINTMENT WHEN SEEKING, REFERRAL UPDATES, MEDICAL REPORTS..  REMEMBER YOU CAN ALSO SELF CARE USING COACH (my-coach.org.uk) AND REGISTER WITH US TO USE ONLINE SERVICES TO ORDER REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS, BOOK APPOINTMENTS AND VIEW YOUR MEDICAL RECORD.

If you feel unwell, unsure, confused or need help - Call NHS 111

NHS Minor Injury Unit, open 7 days

Abingdon MIU, Abingdon Hospital

Marcham Road. 10.00-22.30hrs

01865 425161

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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