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Patient Participation Group Meeting

The last PPG meeting was on 15th July talking about coping with hearing loss. Frances Dewhurst, Director of Cambridgeshire Hearing Help facilitated the meeting, giving a very intersting and enjoyable presentation, about the charity Cambridgeshire Hearing Help, the difficulties people with hearing loss face, and the available technoligies and support that can help them. Thank you to Frances, and to the PPG for organising such a valuable evening.

The next PPG meeting will be the Annual General Meeting on Thursday 17th September 2015 at 18.30 at Huntingdon Road Surgery. All registered patients are welcome, so please do come along, and let us know your thoughts and ideas to help us provide the service you want.

Light refreshments will be provided, so please let one of our receptionists know if you would like to attend, or contact us on through the PPG page on this site.

Minor Injury Service

 

The surgery provides treatment for minor injuries. This helps to avoid the need for you to travel to hospital and reduces pressure on the A&E department.  

 

The following list gives examples of the types of minor injuries we are able to assess and treat. In some cases we may refer you to hospital for further treatment.

 

  • Lacerations
  • Bruises
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Minor Head Injury
  • Eye Injury
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Minor Trauma to Body including hands/limbs/feet
  • Bites
  • Falls
  • Whiplash/RTA injuries 

  

Appointments

Registered patients are now able to book routine appointments with their usual GP online.  

This service uses SystmOnline, the online repeat prescription request service. If you already order your repeat prescriptions on line you will automatically have access to the appointment booking section. 

If you would like to sign up for SystmOnline please contact reception to set up your account.

 

Central Reception for all telephone calls to both Huntingdon Road and Girton Surgeries

To help improve confidentiality for incoming telephone calls, all calls to Girton and Huntingdon Road surgeries are being handled by our Central Reception team at Huntingdon Road.

Both the Girton number 01223 277449 and the Huntingdon Road number 01223 364127 will be answered.

To facilitate this the reception desk at Girton now closes at 11.45am; the Dispensary hours remain the same, open until 1.00pm.

 

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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