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FLU CLINICS 2017 - Open sessions no appointment necessary.

Allendale Health Centre  - Tuesday 26 September 8.30am - 8.00pm & Thursday 19th October 8.30 am - 4.30pm

Haydon Bridge Methodist Chapel - Friday 6 October 8.00am - 4.00pm

Haydon Bridge Health Centre - Friday 13 October 8.00am - 4.00pm & Saturday 14 October 8.00am - 1.00pm & Thursday 19 October 4.00pm - 8.00pm

 Test Results
The day’s post both paper and electronic will usually have been processed by mid afternoon.  If you wish to enquire about a result or report please telephone after 3.00pm

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.

Extended Hours

We offer evening GP appointments from 6.30pm alternate Tuesday at Allendale & alternate Thursday at Haydon Bridge. These appointments are pre-bookable only.

DISPENSARY NEWS

Repeat prescriptions and drug enquiries are handled by our dispensary staff. Please contact them direct on 01434 688351. This line is on answer phone until 10.00am and again over the lunchtime period, 12 noon until 2.00pm. You may leave a message during these times. Please note that the dispensary is closed between 12 noon and 1.15pm and reception staff are unable to hand out prescriptions during this time.

 

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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