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Please click here to view our Flu Vaccination timetable.

Notice of Building Works to our Endoscopy Unit

We will be shortly commencing work to the endoscopy unit of Northgate Surgery – these are rooms based on the ground floor of the surgery.  It is a self-contained area of the surgery and so it should not cause a lot of disruption to patients attending for GP appointments and for service users of physiotherapy, ultrasound and audiology.  The builders will be using an entrance off the main entrance corridor to access the rooms they are working on but there may be some unforeseen disruption to the waiting room as the work gets underway.   

The car park will also be affected as the builders require somewhere to store equipment and somewhere to dispose of rubbish, hence there is likely to be a skip in the car park.  Please wherever possible use Morrisons’ car park as room will be even more limited in our car park and this may make you late for your appointment.

The estimated start date for the works is 17th September and they are likely to take 4 weeks.

Appointments for endoscopy will be scheduled to fit round this work.

Please click this link to see information on coping with the heatwave.

The law on how we process your personal data has changed.  There are new regulations called the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  Please see our fair processing notice for adults and children under the Practice Policies tab on the right hand side.

Carers Packs.  We have put them together for Carers and the Elderly which contains a wealth of information on the services available to you.  To obtain a free copy of Northgate's carers pack enquire at Reception.

Wi-Fi is now available for patients in the waiting area to allow easy access to a range of NHS Health mobile apps.  No password is needed.  Simply connect to the Wi-Fi called ‘NHS Wi-Fi’ and follow the registration steps.  Unfortunately we are not able to help with configuration or fixing issues with your device.

Free call blockers will be available to any person living with dementia that is currently receiving scam or nuisance calls.

To get a FREE call-blocking device YES should be answered to the following:

  1. Do you or the person you are applying for receive nuisance and scam calls?

  2. Does the person who would like the call blocker have dementia? 

If you answered yes to the above then please apply at:

www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/callblocker

PLEASE SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR ONLINE SERVICES.

PLEASE SEE THE PRESCRIPTION TAB FOR CHANGES TO THE WAY THAT YOU ORDER REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS.

Young Person's Telephone Advice Clinic - On Wednesdays between 12.00 noon and 12.30pm we run a young person's (13-19 year old) telephone advice line for dedicated advice on any matter that you would like to discuss with someone clinical on a totally confidential basis.  Please feel free to contact reception during these times and someone will help you.

ALL PATIENTS AT THIS PRACTICE HAVE A NAMED GP. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE NAME OF YOUR GP PLEASE ASK AT RECEPTION OR DURING YOUR NEXT CONSULTATION.

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).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

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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