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FLU VACCINATIONS 2021

APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE TO BOOK YOUR SEASONAL FLU JAB.  

Please contact reception to arrange your appointment (Eligibility Required)

COVID-19

FROM 19TH JULY 2021 A FACE COVERING MUST CONTINUE TO BE WORN WHEN ATTENDING SURGERY

WASH HANDS, COVER FACE, MAKE SPACE

 

FOR FULL INFORMATION CLICK THE COVID-19 LINK (Further information column)

DO NOT ATTEND SURGERY IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH SYMPTOMS

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Need to see a GP or Nurse between 6.30pm & 8.00pm Monday to Friday, Saturday or Sundays 10.00am to 4.00pm ?Contact the new 'WIGAN GP EXTENDED HOURS' service on   01942 482848 

Website:   www.wigangpalliance.org

Appointments available every day and weekends

You can also see a Nurse here for your Long Term Condition review (Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, IHD, Stroke, AF & Heart Failure) or a cervical smear test or contraceptive pill check. 

6.30pm - 8.00pm weekdays or 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturdays

Wigan GP Alliance provide cytology appointments every weekend from 10:00 – 16:00.

The sessions are held at either  Ashton Medical Practice or Pennygate Medical Centre.

If you have received you invitation letter please call 01942 482848 to book a convenient appointment.

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

Sickness CertificatesIf 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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