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WE ARE CLOSED FOR BANK HOLIDAYS - IF YOU NEED A DOCTOR URGENTLY DURING THIS TIME PLEASE CONTACT NHS 111 OR IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 999

 TRAINING DAYS

Ongoing Training: For one afternoon per month we focus on clinical and staff development and training, and during this time the surgery will be closed. If you require medical assistance during this time please dial NHS 111.

 

  CARERS

The surgery works closely with West Cumbria Carers and Gillian the support worker - if you would like more information, please ask any member of the surgery team who can help you.

SHARED RECORDS

Improving your care

Health services in Furness are introducing 'shared records'. Shared records allow health professionals to share some limited information from your medical records with other health services that provide you with care. For more information please pick up a 'changes to your medical records' leaflet from the surgery. more information is also available at www.cumbria.nhs.uk

 

COVID 19 Support

We are being inundated by patients requesting  information as to whether they are in an "at risk group" the only guidance we have access to is the Government Advice on social distancing.
Please do not contact the surgery regarding employment issues, speak directly to your employer.

Please refer directly

https://www.gov.uk/…/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-ever

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and requests for fit notes (Med3)

 

Requests for certification of absence from work may fall into five categories:

 

  1. Personally affected – isolating for seven days
  2. Personally affected - remaining unwell for over seven days
  3. Household member affected – isolating for fourteen days as per government advice
  4. At risk group – following government advice
  5. Those in full time education
  6. Personally affected – isolating for seven days

 

Patients should self-certify for the first seven days as normal if they are unfit to work.

They do not need to contact their GP

 

  1. Personally affected - remaining unwell for over seven days

 

If patients remain unwell and unfit to work over seven days, advice is to visit www.111.nhs.uk and complete an online self-assessment. The patient may be asked to call 111 for further advice on the next steps regarding their illness/ fitness to work.

 

They do not need to contact their GP.

 

  1. Household member affected – isolating for fourteen days as per government advice
  2. At risk group – following government advice

 

GPs cannot and are not the gatekeeper of the statutory sick pay system. Employers are responsible for putting in place arrangements for home/remote working where this is possible. Where it is not, the employee may self-certify and return to work following the relevant absence which their employer may authorise as per government advice. Where they do become unwell during or after this time, point 1 and 2 applies.

 

They do not need to contact their GP.

 

  1. Those in full time education

 

There is no requirement to issue certification to schools or colleges to confirm absence. These organisations must work with parents and students to ensure that any absence is appropriately recorded, obviating the need for a ‘doctor’s note’.

 

They do not need to contact their GP

 

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