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Self-Help Guide

Please take a moment to look at our self-help guide.  We have recently added a section entitled "ear wax leaflet".

FLU CLINICS

Tuesday 13.11.18 - 2-5 pm - patients aged 75+

These appointments are by invite only.  If you qualify for free influenza vaccine, you will get a letter from us.  Please do not come at any other time, other than that stipulated in your letter as there are 4 different types of vaccine this year.

There is a catch-up Flu Clinic on Tuesday 4 December 2018 from 2 - 5 pm.  This will be your last opportunity to attend a Flu Clinic.

Childhood Immunisation

Childhood Immunisation Clinics are being held at Milngavie Clinic.  The Clinics are organised according to the formal Health Baord recall system.  Appointments are sent by post from the Health Board.

Two new Sisters join our Practice

Advance Nurse Practitioner – Sister Phyllis Littlejohn

Practice Nurse - Sister Lesley Christie 

Sister Littlejohn is a Nurse Practitioner which means she has enhanced skills in clinical assessment and diagnosis, and can prescribe medication for you, if she feels this is appropriate.  Sister Lesley Christie’s duties will including dressings, injections and chronic disease management.

 "PHARMACY FIRST" RUN BY PHARMACIES

This new service is for patients with uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women aged 16-65 years and impetigo for those aged >2.  The Pharmacist may offer advice, NHS treatment (free) or referral, as appropriate.  Pharmacies in Milngavie offering this service are Graeme's Pharmacy (956 1710) and Gordon's Pharmacy (956 5235).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please note that every Tuesday, the Surgery will be closed for training purposes between 12 noon and 1.30 pm.

New Scottish Cervical Screening Campaign

A new campaign has been developed to grab the attention of young women aged 25-35, and start breaking down some barriers to attending.

DON'T IGNORE YOUR NEXT SMEAR INVITE AND IF YOU MISSED YOUR LAST SMEAR TEST, CONTACT YOUR GP PRACTICE TO FIND A TIME THAT SUITS YOU.

 

SELF CHECK-IN SCREEN

Why not bypass the queue and check yourself in for your appointment when you come to the surgery?  The check in screen is situated in the waiting room and is easy to use.

MISSED APPOINTMENTS

During the month of October 2018  - 60 appointments were not kept at this Practice.

PLEASE be thoughtful and let us know if you cannot attend as this will allow us to offer the appointment to another patient.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please DO NOT use the contact form on this website to contact us regarding any medical matters. Medical contact should be made by phoning or writing to the Practice. This will ensure that your query will be dealt with appropriately. Thank You

 

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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