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Coronavirus

Have you been to a affected place in the last 14 days

or

had contact with somebody with Coroavirus

AND

do you have any of these symptoms?

COUGH / FEVER / SHORTNESS OF BREATH

If yes, to protect yourself and others please go home and call NHS 111 for expert advice.

DO NOT ENTER PILGRIMS WAY SURGERY

Find out more at nhs.uk/coronavirus


Face masks / Facial coverings

Face masks / Facial coverings are now Mandatory in most public areas. We understand some patients will be anxious about wearing a mask especially if you have breathing difficulties.

Practices are reporting increases in requests from patients for letters of exemption to wearing face masks in various public settings.

In England, you must by law wear a face covering on public transport and in shops and supermarkets as of 24 July 2020.

The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver).

Practices are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.

Some transport providers are providing evidence of exemptions themselves, see for example this information from First Bus and Arriva.


The prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service across Kent and Medway is closing on 31st January 2022

Since the service began, more efficient technology has been developed that allows patients to order their medicines securely online via the NHS APP or other NHS login supported platforms.

Repeat Prescriptions


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If you do not have access to online services you can also order your repeat prescription directly through this site. Click on the link above and complete the simple registration form. Please telephone the surgery after 48 hours to see if it is ready.

We need 48 hours notice to prepare a repeat prescription.

You may also call the surgery after 2pm each day to request your repeat prescriptions or pop into the surgery.

Alternatively if you provide a stamped self addressed envelope we will post the prescription back to you as soon as it is ready.


 We are now offering  telephone consultations only from 8am-12am daily to speak to a GP/Nurse/Paramedic Practitioner



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Pilgrims Way Surgery will be closed on the following dates/times:

Please see 'When we are closed' tab for further information on who to contact when we are closed.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pain and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

February 2022

22nd February 1300-1830 (Protective Learning Times)

March 2022

23rd March 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning times)

May 2022

19th May 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

June 2022

14th June 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

July 2022

14th July 1300-1830 - IN HOUSE TRAINING

September 2022

20th September  1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

October 2022

13th October  1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

November 2022

22nd November  1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)


 

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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