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NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM

Please note that our phone lines at Hugglescote Surgery are being migrated to a new system over the next 3 days (Tuesday 22nd January to Thursday 24th January 2019). This may cause some disruption whilst we improve our service to you and apologise for and thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE OF GRANGE ROAD, HUGGLESCOTE

Commencing Monday 14th January 2019, access to Hugglescote Surgery will be via the diversion route: Bardon Road, Forest Road, Coalville; Central Road, Hugglescote and vice versa. Please click on link for full information: Press Release - Temporary Road Closure

MEDICINE WASTE CAMPAIGN 2019 AND HOW IT WILL AFFECT YOU

Medicines over-ordering and drug wastage has been identified as a serious and growing problem within the NHS.  It is estimated that as much as three hundred million is wasted every year on unused or partially used medication.  We are asking all our patients to look at the medications they order regularly and ask that they only order the medications that are needed.  In an attempt to reduce the amount of waste prescription medications and inline with other Leicestershire practices and other areas in the UK, we will no longer be accepting third party requests for medication.  This means that all repeat requests must be ordered by the patient themselves as only they know exactly what they require.

The date we have nominated for our new process to start is: Tuesday 1st January 2019

Please click this link to read the information leaflet: Medicines Waste Leaflet

For more information please visit: www.medicinewaste.com

EXPRESS CONSENT TO SHARE YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS

Is it ok if we share important health information about you with other health professionals,  if they need it to look after you?

Most of our patients already have a summary care record, where medications and allergies can be viewed, if you choose to add additional information to this such as relevant problems,   communication needs etc, this will further increase the quality of your care - Quicker access, diagnosis and treatment.

If the answer is yes - please contact the reception who can update your medical record.

For more information please Click this link : https://digital.nhs.uk/summary-care-records#main-content

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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