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Flu Vaccinations

Flu season is here again! Speak to a member of our reception team today to book an appointment for your flu vaccination.

Improved Access-

See details of service under tab on the right hand side of this Home page.

We are now open between 6.30pm and 8pm on Tuesdays. Other practices are open at different times to improve access for patients.

 

National Diabetes Audit (NDA)

We are taking part in an important national project about people at risk of diabetes and diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. Details on the project and advice leaflets for patients who are diagnosed with diabetes and those at increased risk of diagnoses are under Quick Links on the right tabs here

If you do not want your information to be used, please inform the receptionist, your GP or nurse.

This will not affect your care.

 

Click here to see details of our current Business and Administration Apprenticeship

Your Rights and Our Rights

We are suffering an increase in number of patients who feel it acceptable to be rude and abusive to our staff.

Please note updated information under heading 'Policies 'and sub heading 'Rights and Responsibilities' regarding what is acceptable at Cheddar Medical Centre. This will NOT be tolerated.

Prescription Requests-

Please be reminded that we require 72 hrs notice to enable requests to be processed.

ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE & PHARMACY NOMINATIONS - Visit our prescriptions page for more information

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO RECOMMEND US TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY? Click here to have your say!

MJOG -
To learn more and sign up to our free appointment reminder service, complete and return this Leaflet (also available from reception).

GDPR

The new General Data Protection Regulation came into effect on the 25th May 2018. To understand more about how we use your information click here.

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)

 

Kings of Wessex Student Information

It has recently become evident to us that some of our patients believe that they must see a GP to achieve evidence for school when they have been poorly and away from school.

We have met with academy staff, agreed our positions and so would like to clarify matters.  Further information is available on our Practice Policies page.



 
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