Noticeboard

  • Please note: The surgery will be CLOSED on Tuesday 11th May between 13:00 and 14:00 for staff training.
  • The surgery email address is: somccg.enquiries.lyngfordpark@nhs.net. This is for non-urgent queries and requests only.
  • We politely ask ALL patients to wear a face mask when attending the surgery. If you do not have a mask, you will be asked to rebook your appointment.
  • To view the March 2021 Priorswood Community Centre Newsletter, please click here. This contains local news, as well as information and support available in the community.
  • In line with the NHS Long Term Plan, our fax machine will no longer be in use from 01.04.2020. Our secure email address, somccg.enquiries.lyngfordpark@nhs.net, can be used as an alternative way to contact us. 
  • The new January 2021 Newsletter is available here Lyngford Park Surgery Newsletter January 2021. Previous practice newsletters are available here: Lyngford Park Surgery Spring Newsletter 2020, Lyngford Park Surgery Spring Newsletter 2019 and Autumn Newsletter 2019.
  • The practice now offers an appointment reminder service via text, for more information click here.
  • For more information about online consultations and queries scroll down or click here
  • Appointment Cancellation - To cancel an appointment simply text us on 07922037720 leaving your name and date of your appointment or ring our Reception Team on 01823 333355.
  • To view the updated practice privacy notice click here
  • Please note that the Private Travel Clinic service ceased with effect from 1 June 2017
  • You can also book appointments and order repeat medication online - ask at Reception. We want to offer you more choice and more convenience.
  • The practice offers appointments 5 days a week and up until 8pm on Tuesdays (and some Wednesdays) - Remember, you can book an appointment up to 6 weeks in advance.
  • Out of Hours - NHS 111 - This service is for when you need medical help fast but it is not a 999 emergency.

Sick Notes

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.

The practice does not issue private sick notes for periods of seven days or less.

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).
    • Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.
    • 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 fit note from your GP.
    • 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.
    • If you require an extension of a fit note that has previously been issued, please contact our reception

For more information see the DirectGov website

Certificates for School Absence due to Accident or Illness

    • The GP's do not provide school absence certificates for children. The parent’s explanation for an absence should be sufficient evidence for schools.
    • Fit notes are provided only for employment and statutory sick pay reasons. They may not be issued for any other purpose.
    • If a certificate of sickness or absence is required by a school or college for education purposes (such as missing a major exam), this is not an NHS service and the GP practice may levy a charge.
    • If there re safeguarding or legal concerns relating to a pupil’s school attendance, GPs may share certain information with Children’s Social Care.



 
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