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CORONAVIRUS


If you have a new cough or high temperature or change in sense of taste or smell you must self-isolate and should arrange to be tested under the Scottish Government's `Test & Protect' programme.  Further advice is on the NHS Inform website at www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/test-and-protect or phone 0800 028 2816.


14 day self-isolation certificates for employers can be found on NHS Inform: www.111.nhs.uk/isolation-note


If you have a cough or fever or change in sense of taste or smell and you need medical attention telephone dial 111 for NHS 24.  Patients in high risk groups should phone 111 as soon as they get symptoms.


Babies and Children - Advice for Parents during Coronavirus - link below


Advice for parents during coronavirus


Do not attend your GP practice in person - phone from home to access essential services - Tel 01224 562888


PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR DOORS REMAIN LOCKED IN ORDER TO RESTRICT FACE-TO-FACE CONTACT WITH OUR HEALTH CARE TEAM.  Access to the building will be for pre-arranged appointments only for essential care.  Please bring your mobile phone with you.


On arrival at front door, a notice will advise you to call a mobile telephone number to let us know you have arrived.  You will be asked to wait in your car.  Tell us if you arrive on foot/by bus.  We will call you back to tell you when to enter the building.  If you do not have a mobile phone, please ring the doorbell and stand back from the door and wait.  Our Receptionist may have left the front desk to carry out a task - please be patient.


Adults to enter alone, unless carer required.  Children under age 16 may be accompanied by one carer.


Repeat prescriptions - our timescale for preparing prescriptions has been extended to 4 working days. All prescriptions will be sent to a nominated pharmacyAllow a further 2 working days before attending the pharmacy.  If you have not nominated a pharmacy your prescription has been sent to Anderson & Spence, Fountainhall Road.  Please let us know if you want to nominate a different pharmacy for your next prescription order.


Grampian Assistance Hub - for information on how to access social, practical and emotional support on COVID-19:-  www.gcah.org.uk  or call 0808 196 3384 (Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm) or Aberdeen City Council have a 24-hour 7-day a week Crisis Support Line - Tel 0800 0304 713.


PATIENT INFORMATION LINKS - For specific patient information on Coronavirus.


Please see this link for the most recent advice on how to keep safe: https://www.keepsafe.org.uk/posters 


Please see this link for DIY exemption cards if you feel you cannot wear a mask Mask Exemption Cards


We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.


Doctors & Staff, Hamilton Medical Group

Sickness Certificates

Self-Certification of Sickness Absence for first 7 days

If you are off work for 7 days or less you do not need a sick line from the doctor.

A downloadable form is available from the following web link:-

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/sc2.pdf

Your employer may, of course, have their own form that they wish you to complete.

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

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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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