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Wearing a face mask in healthcare settings is still required unless you are exempt. 

Prescriptions: Please allow 48 hours for us to process your prescription before collecting from the surgery. If you collect your prescription from a pharmacy then please allow at least 5 working days. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SURGERY TO ASK ABOUT YOUR PRESCRIPTION. 

From 1st April 2022 All Covid, Flu, Shingles, Pneumococcal and HPV vaccines will be managed by the health board.  Anyone entitled to the vaccine will receive an invite directly from NHSGG&C. More information can be found at: www.nhsinform.scot

Photograph Submission: Please only send pictures if asked to do so by surgery staff.  Place a ruler or coin beside the rash or mark to give the clinician an idea of the size. Pictures and consent to queens.crescent@nhs.scot Please make sure you add your full name and date-of-birth so we can identify you.

Coronavirus: DO NOT come into the surgery. Please follow NHS inform guidelines. You can still call the surgery and make a phone consultation appointment, please call the surgery for more information

Online booking of GP appointments via patient access is currently SUSPENDED due to coronavirus

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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