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APPOINTMENTS

To ensure we are prepared to act swiftly when we are advised of a Covid 19  vaccine delivery we are only booking appointments 1 week in advance.

We may have to re arrange these appointments at short notice and apologise for any inconvenience to our patients.

FLU CLINICS 2020/21

Patients who are in an at risk group can still book to have a flu vaccination.

 

COVID 19 Vaccinations

Gladstone Surgery have vaccinated a high proportion of our over 80's population and those in care home.

We are keen to continue our vaccination programme, however we are reliant on vaccine delivery so we are asking patients NOT to contact the surgery as we need to keep our lines free for patients who need medical help. We are also unable to answer queries via our on line messaging service about the vaccination programme.

We would ask that you be patient and we will contact you when we have a date for our next clinic.

CHANGES TO ORDERING PRESCRIPTIONS

With effect from the 15th June 2020 the surgery will not take prescription requests over the telephone except for patients who have a prior arrangement with the practice or are currently shielding and in receipt of a shielding letter. Please use the on line service or post your repeat in the outside box.

Covid 19

FACE COVERINGS

As per the government guidelines, from Monday 15th June, all patients aged 3 or over visiting Gladstone Surgery will need to provide their own face covering to be worn at all times whilst inside the surgery. A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.

Please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering

Only those patients that have been triaged or have a face to face appointment should come to the surgery at their allotted time.

Any routine appointments will now be by telephone in the first instance.

Only the patient should attend, for children and those that need help only one parent or carer should attend. Please do not bring children to the surgery with you.

For all information about Covid 19 please refer to Gov.Uk website.

 

Appropriate Appointments

To better utilise our skill mix of clinicians our reception team have been trained to ask information about your problem to direct you to the most appropriate clinician. This may not always be a doctor and may be advice that can be obtained form your local pharmacy.

CONTACT THE PATIENT GROUP DIRECTLY

Do you have an idea for an improvement or a concern that you would like to discuss with the Gladstone Patient Participation Group directly?  (Rather than speak to surgery staff?)  Then please contact them here:  patientgroup.gladstone@nhs.net  

PATIENT SURVEY RESULTS

Results from our recent patient survey are now in:

Patient Questionnaire Results March 2017

Patient Questionnaire Results December 2017

FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST RESULTS

The surgery reviews the results of the new Friends and Family Test every month.  The latest results can be found here

January 20

February 20

April 2020

May 2020

June 2020

July 2020

August 2020

September 2020

November 2020

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

Statement of Purpose

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

Gladstone Surgery Equality and Diversity Statement

 

 

 

 

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'

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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