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Patient Online Services - book appointments and re- order your medication online now. Go to the link on the right "Online Services" for more information.

CONNECT CARE

Connect Care is now live at this surgery. This will enable authorised staff to view important information about you. For more information visit www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk/connectcare. You can also opt out of having a Connect Care record via this website or call 020 8836 4592.

 Do you have a smartphone or android phone? If so you can now go online via the new MY GP APP and book appointments. Go to your APP STORE and register now

The NHS Friends and Family Test

Access to your medical records. You can now apply to access your medical records online. To do this you will first need to be registered for Patient Online Services. Apply at reception by completing a request form.

If you are contacting the practice to book an appointment, please complete an online consultation (or eConsult), you can do this by visiting our website

If you do not have access to the internet or are unable to complete the eConsult, please call the Bexley eConsult line to book a call back and a member of the team will complete the eConsult over the telephone with you.  You can reach the Bexley eConsult team on 020 8269 3406.  Lines are open from 8.15am until 5.30pm – Monday to Friday.

 

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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