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FAQ Regarding the new appointment process

How long will it take to triage my request?
Depending on the number of requests, we anticipate your request will be triaged and a member of our team will contact you the same morning to arrange an appointment. 
 
How does the new system help book an appointment that is not needed for the same day? 
 
Our triaging team will be able to prebook appointments in advance for problems which don't need to be dealt with on the day. You will then be given a choice of morning and afternoon appointments across our clinicians. 
 
What App do we use to book? 
The link to the form will be available on the surgery website (https://georgeclaresurgery.nhs.uk/ and it is also available within the NHS App.
 
What happens if I don't have access to a computer/internet, how do I access an appointment? 
Contact our Reception Team who will be able to take the details required and submit your request to the triaging team. 
 
Why are we not returning to a walk in service?
There are a number of reasons why; infection control, capacity, waiting times. The surgery will not be returning to this system, and hope to be able to create a mutually beneficial new system and would appreciate the support of our patients in doing this. 
 
Why is the system turned off once the appointment book is full? 
We are hoping with the triaging team reviewing requests for appointments, we will be able to manage acute on the day demand and requests for routine prebookable appointments. In addition, redirection to more appropriate alternative services such as the minor injuries unit, opticians and the pharmacist. We will also be able to continue to book you in with our clinicians that have specialist interests in the area of your problem to improve patient experience and the number of appointments needed to assess your problem. In order for the clinicians to work safely, we have a applied a safety cap on the number of patient bookings. This cap is advised by the GMC, supported by our local medical committee and followed in the majority of practices.
 
 
What will happen to the online booking service?
Online booking via SystmOnline, Airmid, NHS App (to name a few) will continue for appointments with the nurses and healthcare assistants but will no longer be used for GP and Nurse Practitioner bookings. 
 
Can I see someone face to face? 
You will continue to get the option of a telephone call or face to face appointment

NHS Health Checks

NHS Health Check

Get your ‘midlife MOT’ with a free NHS Health Check

The programme aims to give people a once-over as they move into their middle years, helping spot signs early and providing peace of mind. It lets you take control of your health, and enjoy life for longer.

Give us a call to sign up!

What do NHS Health Checks protect against?

NHS Health Checks detect a range of different vascular and circulatory conditions. This includes Dementia, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Strokes, Diabetes and Kidney Disease.

Who is eligible for NHS Health Checks?

NHS Health Checks are available for anyone who’s aged between 40 and 74 and isn’t already in touch with their GP about a pre-existing condition.

What does it involve?

The NHS Health Check is very straightforward, and it will only take 20-30 minutes.

It’s based on simple questions about age, lifestyle and family history, along with standard measurements of height, weight, urine content and glucose and cholesterol levels.

Cost of Living Support- Fenland

Across the country, people are struggling with the cost of living. Energy, food and fuel prices continue to rise, leaving people facing the biggest squeeze in household budgets for more than 50 years.

To help people manage their household budget, Fenland District Council have teamed up with energy partner PECT and Citizen's Advice Rural Cambs to ensure that everyone has access to the support and guidance available.

A fantastic support document has been put together, just click the link below.

Cost of Living Support in Fenland Leaflet - Digital 10_22.pdf

My Care Record

My Care Record aims to improve care by joining up information which may currently be held in separate patient databases by health and care services across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

My Care Record will enable clinicians and care professionals to access up-todate information about the individuals they are caring for from these systems.

My Care Record will provide:

 Better co-ordinated and seamless care

 Quicker diagnosis and treatment

 More time to spend on clinical care

 Less paperwork and avoid repetition

 Fewer unnecessary clinical tests

 More accurate prescriptions

 Better health and care planning

 

For more information on this, or for opting out then visit the links below

https://www.cpics.org.uk/download.cfm?ver=3436

https://www.cpics.org.uk/my-care-record

Medical Reports to Social Services and Housing Departments

You need to complete a self-assessment form first and this is usually all that is necessary. This form is available from the Council (Local Authority).

If the Council needs to know any further information it may then wish to see confidential information from your medical record or your full medical record. The Local Medical Committee, which represents all NHS general practitioners in the area, has made it clear to the relevant local authorities that GPs will only supply confidential medical information directly to the Local Authority’s Medical Officer when asked to do so by the Officer, provided that the patient (or the patient's legal representative) has given written consent.

The Council should therefore contact you asking you or your legal representative to complete a consent form. Once this has been received they will then write directly to your GP enclosing the written consent and asking your GP to supply confidential medical information which may be all or part of the medical record. There is therefore no need for you to provide the medical report or to ask your GP to provide it.

 

Appointment Update

From Monday, if your preference is a face-to-face appointment, our Reception Team will be able to book you an appointment to be seen face to face at a specified time.

 

Appointments are bookable both on the day and up to 3 days in advance. Telephone appointments are still available for those who would prefer this type of consultation.

Payments

As of 1st August, the Practice will be going cashless

Payments after this date can be made in the following ways:

  • Card payment- we accept all major debit and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro)
  • Cheque

If you have any queries please speak to a member of staff

CQC Inspection Report

We are delighted to announce that following an inspection of the surgery on the 29th March 2022 by the Care Quality Commission (the independent regulator of health and social care in England), that the practice has maintained the rating 'Good' in all key lines of enquiry Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well-led.
 
We are extremely proud of every member of our staff and the hard work that they put in every day providing care to our patients and maintaining high standards of care at all times, whilst adhering to practice, local and national policies and procedures.
 
Thank you to our patients for the continued support, understanding and regular supply of treats.
 
The full report is available today on the CQC website:

Changes to sick notes:

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) have made legislative changes from Friday 17 December 2021: self-certification for sickness will be extended from 7 to 28 days for people accessing Statutory Sick Pay, and there will be no requirement for a fit note to access other benefits.
 
Updated 29/12/21

Changes to prescription charge medical exemption certification

 
 
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has temporarily suspended the re-certification requirement for existing prescription charge medical exemption certificates. NHS Business Services Authority (BSA) will contact patients with existing medical exemptions that are due to expire between 16 December and 26 January and supply a new certificate extending their exemption for a further six months.
 
Updated 29/12/21

Minor Injury an Urgent Treatment Centres

There are a number of Minor Injury Units (MIU) and Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC) across the county that can treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, bites and stings. 

No appointment required, opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period are as follows: 

 

Peterborough Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC), Peterborough City Hospital, Edith Cavell Campus, Bretton Gate, Peterborough PE3 9GZ.

Mon – Sun: 8am – 8pm. Including Christmas Day and Bank Holidays 

 

 Ely MIU, Princess of Wales Hospital, Lynn Road, Ely, CB6 1DN

Mon – Fri: 8.30am-6pm (x-ray xxxxx)
Sat and Sun: 8.30am - 6pm (x-ray 1pm - 5pm)

Christmas Day: Closed
Bank Holidays: 8.30am – 6pm (X-ray 1pm - 5pm)

Doddington Minor Injury Unit, Benwick Rd, Doddington, March PE15 0UG

Mon to Fri: 8.30am - 6pm (x-ray 9am - 5pm)
Sat and Sun: 9am – 5pm (no x-ray)
Christmas Day: Closed

New Years Day: Closed

Bank Holidays: 9am - 5pm

Wisbech Minor Injury Unit, North Cambs Hospital, The Park, Wisbech, PE13 3AB 

Mon – Fri: 8.30am - 6pm
Sat and Sun: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
Bank Holidays: Closed

Support Your Surgery!

The British Medical Association (BMA) are calling on the UK Government to provide the funding and commitment needed to urgently increase the number of GPs, practice nurses and other practice staff and to improve the premises in which they work.
 
 
 
This will help GP practices in England to meet the growing needs of people in our communities, providing the care we and our families need.
 
 
 
Support your surgery and sign the petition today! 🩺 https://e-activist.com/page/88027/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=website

Physiotherapy self-referral

You can now self-refer quickly and easily using the new online self-referral portal, follow the link below to access:
 

The PEGASUS Scheme

 
Pegasus is a free service for people who can find it hard to
communicate with the police,
 
• Patient fills out a form with name, address and preferable way of communication
• Police will keep the details safe on a secure database
• Once registered you will receive a ‘Pegasus’ card
• You will be given a unique ‘Pegasus’ PIN. This number will be printed on
the back of the card.
 
You can contact the police by phone, online and in person just like before but -
 
Someone who has registered can just say ‘Pegasus’ & give
their name or PIN
Police will look at your details on their database and will quickly be able to understand your individual needs
 
You can use this for both emergency and non-emergency calls and texts to the police (Emergency text: 18000
Non-emergency text: 18001 101)
 
 
updated 9/9/21

Fitness to Drive

During COVID many drivers' licences have expired. The DVLA initially gave extensions so that drivers could continue to drive and work. For many drivers however, this extension is coming to an end. Some Drivers are now being told by the DVLA to ask their GP if they are “fit to drive” so that they can continue to drive under Section 88 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (RTA 1988). The DVLA has produced a leaflet which explains RTA 1988.

GPs are not qualified, trained or indemnified to advise patients whether or not they are fit to drive. In normal circumstances a practice may provide a factual report for the DVLA so that their expert medical advisers will decide upon fitness. If a GP were to provide an opinion that their patient was ‘fit to drive', and then an accident were to occur, the GP may be liable. This would not be covered by the NHS Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice, as this is not NHS work.

Are you aged 70- 79?

 
 
Did you know you are eligible for a Shingles Vaccination?
 
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster virus) in people who have previously had chickenpox.
 
It begins with a burning sensation in the skin, followed by a rash of very painful fluid-filled blisters that can then burst and turn into sores before healing. Often an area on just one side of the body is affected, usually the chest but sometimes the head, face and eye.
 
The one-off vaccine contains a weakened chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster virus). It's similar, but not identical to, the chickenpox vaccine.
 
It does not guarantee you will not get shingles, but it will reduce your chances.
 
If you do get shingles, the vaccine will likely make the symptoms milder and the illness shorter. You'll also be less likely to get shingles complications, such as post-herpetic neuralgia.
 
Call us today to book or for more information visit:

HGV Medicals

We do offer appointments for these but, unfortunately, they do take up valuable GP appointments and are rather more costly than private companies.

You can self-refer on 0800 779 7023 or visit www.d4medicals.com. Appointments are available at Peterborough or King's Lynn. These medicals require an eye test.

The fees are published on the above website. Of note, there are other private firms other than the one listed above.

 

The current charge for HGV medical and report is £133 +VAT

The Peterborough Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) has now relocated to Peterborough City Hospital

The UTC (which will also include the GP out of hours service) is located next to the Emergency Department on the hospital site and continues to cover the full range of injuries and illnesses with access to diagnostics, such as x-rays and scans.

 

Opening hours will remain the same (8am - 8pm, 7 days a week).

NHS 111 can book an appointment for patients at the UTC if required by their healthcare concern or they can walk in.

 

added 01/07/21

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)

Patient data collected from general practice is needed to support a wide variety of research and analysis to help run and improve health and care services.

NHS Digital will collect:

  • data about diagnoses, symptoms, observations, test results, medications, allergies, immunisations, referrals, recalls and appointments, including information about physical, mental and sexual health
  • data on sex, ethnicity and sexual orientation
  • data about staff who have treated patients

NHS Digital does not collect:

  • name and address (except for postcode, protected in a unique coded form)
  • written notes (free text), such as the details of conversations with doctors and nurses
  • images, letters and documents  
  • coded data that is not needed due to its age - for example medication, referral and appointment data that is over 10 years old
  • coded data that GPs are not permitted to share by law - for example certain codes about IVF treatment, and certain information about gender re-assignment

This data will be shared from 1 July 2021.

Data may be shared from the GP medical records about:

  • any living patient registered at a GP practice in England when the collection started - this includes children and adults
  • any patient who died after 1 July 2021, and was previously registered at a GP practice in England when the data collection started

If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both. These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail below. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option.

NWAngliaFT and DrDoctor

 

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (Peterborough, Stamford and Hinchingbrooke Hospitals) has partnered with DrDoctor to launch a new digital system that will make it easier for patients to manage their outpatient appointment.

As part of the new system, NWAngliaFT has introduced text message reminders* and a secure online portal, where patients can view information about their appointment.

Once online you will be able to:

· Request to change or cancel your appointment (coming soon)
· View and download your appointment letters (currently only available for patients under the care of Gastroenterology, Medical Oncology, Ophthalmology, Gynaecology or Trauma & Orthopaedics)
· View location information, including google maps and floor plans
· View important clinic information, this may include leaflets and videos
· Add your appointment to your personal calendar

*Please make sure you have updated your mobile number with the surgery.

You may receive a text message from NWAngliaFT notifying you of appointment with a link to the online patient portal, where you can find out more information. The text will be delivered from a +44 mobile number, stating it is from North West Anglia NHS Trust.

Changes to medication via Secondary Care

Currently many appointments with our local hospitals are conducted over the phone, some of these may result in changes to current or the addition of new medication. 

We ask that our patients are aware these changes will not happen instantly. The surgery will need to await correspondence (for both routine and urgent medication amendmants) from the hospital before any changes to medication are made, and this can take several weeks. 
 
We suggest that if you attend a hospital appointment and you are given the option to collect a prescription from the hospital pharmacy whilst you are there, that you choose to do so.  This will result in changes to your treatment being started more promptly than waiting for your GP to receive your clinic letter.
 
Whilst we know waiting for correspondence from the hospital can be frustrating it is essential in allowing us to prescribe safely under the guidance of our secondary care colleagues and ultimately will result in better care to you, our patients.

Guide to Independent Living

The Cambridgeshire Guide to Independent Living contains a host of useful information about staying independent, safe and well in Cambridgeshire as well as listings of all care homes, nursing homes and home care providers in the wider area.

 https://www.carechoices.co.uk/publication/cambridgeshire-guide-to-independent-living/

Find my NHS number

Did you know you can find out your NHS number online?

Visit: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/ to receive an instant text message with your NHS number on.

If you have no mobile number recorded with us then you will have the option to receive your number in the post.

Healthy You!

Now more than ever is an important time to lose weight and keep healthy.

Commissioned and funded by Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council, Healthy You provides free weight management support to residents across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Healthy You offer a choice of programmes to patients who wish to lose weight and you could be eligible for a 12 week referral to any of the options listed below if you are aged over 16 with a Body Mass Index above 25.

Option 1 – Referral to Healthy You Weight Management groups

Option 2 - Referral to Slimming World

Option 3 – Referral to Wellness that Works (formerly Weight Watchers)

To be eligible for a Slimming World or Wellness that Works referral you cannot have been a paying member of either program in the 12 weeks prior to the point of referral.

If you have the motivation to learn how to lose weight and maintain a healthier weight you can self-refer by calling Healthy you on 0333 005 0093, text Healthyu to 60777 or visit the website at www.healthyyou.org.uk

Mental Health Services

All mental health services currently remain open, however due to capacity available whilst dealing with the challenges of the pandemic, there may be delays to planned, non-urgent appointments and referrals. Support available includes:

  • For wellbeing support patients can contact the Lifeline Helpline 11am-11pm on 0808 808 2121.
  • Please continue to call PCMH staff for advice and support around the management of mental health in primary care. 
  • Patients can self-refer to the Psychological Wellbeing Service if they require therapy here
  • Crisis services are running as normal, and patients can contact the First Response Service by calling 111 and selecting option 2 (in Wisbech call 111, select option 1 and ask to be put through to FRS).
  • For details of other support available within the community please visit www.keep-your-head.com

Updated 26/01/21

NHS Friends and Family

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Lasting Power of Attorney

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you appoint one or more people to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.

This gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and cannot make your own decisions (you ‘lack mental capacity’).

You must be 18 or over and have mental capacity (the ability to make your own decisions) when you make your LPA.

You do not need to live in the UK or be a British citizen.

Please visit https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney to find out more

Midwife Referrals

Have you recently discovered you are pregnant?

Did you know you can now self refer to the midwife indtead of coming to the the surgery to ask us to do this for you? Please ensure you have read the 'Your Choices' leaflet on the website before submitting your referral so you are aware of the options available to you such as:

  • Where to give birth.
  • Which hospital you can receive your care from.
  • What support and education is avavilable.

To read the leaflet, find out more information and refer yourself please visit https://www.nwangliaft.nhs.uk/maternity/im-pregnant/

Happy Birthday!

 
We have been working hard in the past few months to try and streamline our recall system so anyone with a Long Term Condition (LTC) will be invited to come in for their monitoring on their birthday month!
 
Not only will this hopefully mean less trips to the surgery for you our patients, it will also save clinicians time and help us deal with the back log of patients who had their appointments cancelled at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Recalling patients for the monitoring of their LTCs is a mammoth task and many surgeries have adopted this system as it helps patients remember to book in for their monitoring themselves which in turns helps support the surgery as on average we will be contacting 400 people per month.
 
How does it work?
 
We have synchronised all of your LTCs and added a recall on your birthday month which also allows ourclinical and non-clinical teams understand which appointments and monitoring needs you require.  In creating 4 categories in which you may fall in to  we can determine how many visits to the surgery you have and which type of clinician you will be required to see. Obviously the more LTCs you have been diagnosed with then unfortunately the more trips you may have to have.
 
We will send you a reminder a maximum of three times, after which we will not try any more until the following year.
 
How will you contact me?
 
We will send out reminders to you during your birthday month asking you to book in for your monitoring, this could be in the form of a text message, letter or phone call. Please make sure you that you have updated your details and given us consent to receiving text messages.
 
What if my birthday has passed this year or I've had a recent blood test?
 
We will begin by calling patients who had a birthday during April, May or June and inviting them to make an appointment if they have not already had a blood test. As it will take time for the new way of working to fall in to place you may have a blood test within the normal 12 month period, or slightly outside a 12 month period.
 
Results and Reviews
 
Many patients require follow up appointments with our Diabetic team, CHD nurse, Respiratory team or GP/ANP, at present all of these reviews are being done over the phone or via video consultation unless there is a real need for a face-to-face appointment.
 
Reviews usually involve blood pressure and weight checks, we will try and complete these when you attend for blood tests but we would encourage you to monitor your weight and blood pressure at home prior to your appointment and either bring the results with you or submit them via the surgery website. Please contact us if you have any concerns surrounding your home monitoring results.
 
We are keeping a record of our Diabetic patients who need a foot check and we will be contacting you to arrange an appointment when we are advised it is safe to do so. We urge you to contact us if you have any concerns regarding your foot health.
 
Respiratory Conditions
 
Monitoring of Asthma and COPD requires Peak Flow or Spirometry testing, these are both aerosol generating proceedures and are not currently being undertaken. We are keeping a record of the patients affected by this and will be in touch when it is safe to resume these tests.
 
Finally
 
Please be reassured that we understand the importance of your LTC and if you haveny any concern or should the GP/ANP wish you to have a blood test to monitor your condition we will book you in regardless of your birthday month. Where some monitoring is required more frequently we will invite you to make an appointment as appropriate.
 

Planning to Travel?

If you are planning to travel, make sure you remain safe and plan ahead to ensure you get the necessary vaccinations!

MASTA Clinic is now available to offer advice and vaccines for your long awaiting get away.

Visit their website for more information https://www.masta-travel-health.com/

Call them on 0330 100 4200

Email them at Enquiries@masta.org.

General Practice Transparency Notice for GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19)

 

This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital.

To find out more about what information we are sharing to support COVID-19, why we share it, and how to opt out of data sharing please click in the document below.

 12/05/20

General Practice Transparency Notice for GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19).pdf

COVID-19

 

If you or a household member have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
  • a loss of/change in tastse/smell

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

 

Living alone

If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started.

Other household members

If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.


For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period.

For all the information on COVD-19 guidance click here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from 18/03/2020

Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.

You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.

About EPS

EPS allows prescribers to send prescriptions electronically to a dispenser (such as a pharmacy) of the patient's choice. This makes the prescribing and dispensing process more efficient and convenient for patients and staff.

The benefits

The benefits of EPS are that:

  • prescribers can process prescriptions more efficiently and spend less time dealing with prescription queries
  • dispensers can reduce use of paper, have improved stock control, and provide a more efficient service to patients
  • patients can collect repeat prescriptions from a pharmacy without visiting their GP, and won't have a paper prescription to lose

To find out more click here

NHS Health Checks

Get your ‘midlife MOT’ with a free NHS Health Check

NHS Health Checks are now being provided across Cambridgeshire as part of a national screening programme. The programme aims to give people a once-over as they move into their middle years, helping spot signs early and providing peace of mind. It lets you take control of your health, and enjoy life for longer.

Give us a call to sign up!

What do NHS Health Checks protect against?

NHS Health Checks detect a range of different vascular and circulatory conditions. This includes Dementia, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Strokes, Diabetes and Kidney Disease. Catching symptoms for these issues early will help healthcare professionals to offer treatment and suggest lifestyle changes, and can prevent more serious problems in the long-term.

Who is eligible for NHS Health Checks?

NHS Health Checks are available for anyone who’s aged between 40 and 74 and isn’t already in touch with their GP about a pre-existing condition. A ‘midlife MOT’ like this can help you to live a longer and healthier life.

What does it involve?

The NHS Health Check is very straightforward, and it will only take 20-30 minutes.

It’s based on simple questions about age, lifestyle and family history, along with standard measurements of height, weight, urine content and glucose and cholesterol levels.

What happens afterwards?

A healthcare professional will discuss the results with you in detail afterwards. You’ll be given a full personalised report. This will provide resources and support to help with staying healthy and keeping up good habits, including information about the local support services.

Doctorlink

 

We have been looking at how we can improve access to Practice services; DoctorLink is our new online service where you can access advice and appointments on line. following an assessment you will directed to the right treatment, whether emergency care, your GP, nurse or self-care.

Use online or via the app (available to download from the App Store & Google Play store)

Click here to view our appointments page  to find out more!

 

 

MED3

Requests for certification of absence falls in to the following five catagories:

1. Personally affected so isolating for seven days

2. Personally affected and remaining unwell for over seven days

3. Household contact affected so isolating for fourteen days as per government advice

4. At risk group so following government advice

5. Those in full time education.

1. Personally affected so isolating for seven days

Patients can and should self-certify for the first seven days as normal if they are unfit to work.

They do not need to contact their GP.

2. Personally affected and remaining unwell for over seven days

If they remain unwell and unfit to work after seven days the current advice is to visit www.111.nhs.uk where there is an online self-assessment tool; the patient may be invited to call 111 and given further advice and a MED3 certificate emailed to them.

They do not need to contact their GP.

3. Household contact affected so isolating for fourteen days as per government advice

4. At risk group so following government advice

GPs cannot and are not the gatekeeper of the statutory sick pay system. Employers are responsible for putting in place arrangements for home/remote working where this is possible. Where it is not, the employee may self-certify and return to work following the relevant absence which their employer may authorise as per government advice. Where they do become unwell during or after this time, point 1 and 2 applies.

They do not need to contact their GP.

5. Those in full time education.

There is no NHS requirement to issue certification to schools or colleges to confirm absence. These organisations must work with parents and students to ensure that any absence is appropriately recorded, obviating the need for a ‘doctor’s note’.

They do not need to contact their GP

Covid Med 3 Guidance 170320.pdf

🦻Hearing Aid Maintenance Centre

Chatteris Library

2 Furrowfields Road
Chatteris
PE16 6DY

2nd Friday of every month from 12th March 2021- by appointment only

To book an appointment please call 01223 416141 or email enquiries@cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk