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Free flu vaccine 2017

  • Check if you are eligible - Click here:  Who-should-have-flu-vaccine
  • all children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3 and 4 (born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2013) will be offered the vaccine by their School Nurse but those who ALSO have a long-term health condition may choose to attend surgery instead

  • Flu appointments are available to book using Patient Partner 24/7 Automated telephone booking (no password needed), or your SystmOnline account, or via reception

Patient Partner 24/7 Automated Telephone system.  

Book a new appointment using just the buttons on your telephone - you do not need a PIN.   Telephone the surgery day or night and choose Option 1.  If you also follow the instructions to create a Patient Partner PIN you will be able to use the system to order repeat prescriptions and check /change / cancel existing appointments. 

PP FAQ's

Identity Documents


sign up for Electronic Prescriptions  - its so much easier!

Ask your Pharmacist and / or Dispensing Appliance Contractor for a Nomination form 

Click here for more information: eps-patient-information-sheet

(Please note that Charter Medical Centre is not a Dispensing GP Practice - the pharmacy in our building is independent from our Practice)



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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