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 THE MEDICAL CENTRE WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

WEDNESDAY 25TH & THURSDAY 26TH DECEMBER 2019

IN THE CASE OF AN EMERGENCY PLEASE CONTACT

DALRIADA URGENT CARE ON 02825663500

  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ORDER YOUR REPEAT PRESCRIPTION IN GOOD TIME TO ENSURE

YOU DO NOT RUN OUT OF YOUR MEDICINES WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED.

**FLU CLINICS **

THE ANNUAL FLU VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

WILL COMMENCE ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

OVER 65'S - TUESDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2019

UNDER 65'S IN AN AT RISK GROUP - MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2019

UNDER 18'S NASAL FLU - MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2019

IF YOU ARE OVER 65 YEARS, PREGNANT, PRESCHOOL, A CARER OR ARE IN ONE OF THE 'AT RISK' CATEGORIES IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ARE VACCINATED AGAINST INFLUENZA. 

PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT RECEPTION.

Cervical Screening

A new video that shows women what to expect when they attend for cervical screening has been produced by the Public Health Agency.  The video is on the Northern Ireland Cancer Screening Programme's website at the following link:

http://www.cancerscreening.hscni.net/2179.htm

Self Care for Life – be healthy this winter  As part of Self Care Week 2014, we are encouraging people to choose healthy lifestyle options that will impact positively on their physical health, mental wellbeing and self esteem. Help to maintain health and ward off illness by eating sensibly, stop smoking, drinking in moderation and taking regular exercise.

The Self Care Week message is "Self care for life – be healthy this winter" which we are supporting.

ARE YOU A CARER?

Please inform the practice if you are a carer so that you can be added to our register

NEW WEBSITE

Want to know where to access local social support services for you and your family - please visit the following website

www.familysupportni.gov.uk

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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