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COVID-19 - Coronavirus

 

** Please DO NOT come to the surgery if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Respiratory issues
  • Breathing problems
  • Coughing
  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Contact with anyone who has returned from foreign travel in the last 14 days
  • History of foreign travel in the last 14 days

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms please contact the surgery on 028 2957 1203 for further help and advice or click on http://primarycare.hscni.net/general-medical-services-gms/coronavirus/

Rasharkin Health Centre will be closed on Tuesday 17th March for St.Patricks Day Holiday and re-open on Wednesday 18th as normal. Should you require URGENT medical attention/advice on this day please contact Dalriada Urgent Care on 028 2566 3500

NEW TEXTING SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE

If you do not wish to receive texts from us please let reception staff know so we can record it in your notes.

If you have updated your mobile number or wish to avail of this service please let reception know.

New Practice Boundary:

To provide the best care for our existing patients we have decided to  reduce our practice radius to 5.5 miles of the surgery.

We will only accept applications from new patients who live within this radius

Any existing patients who CHANGE address to a new address outside the radius will also be asked to re-register with a GP surgery closer to them.

 

 

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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