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We are pleased to announce the launch of our patients services email address which we hope will help patients to access services at the Practice easily and that it will be a useful point of contact.

salccg.limefieldpatientservices@nhs.net

 As with any useful service, there are a few necessary rules for patients to be  aware of which will help this service to run smoothly and efficiently. 

 USE THIS EMAIL ONLY IF YOUR REQUEST IS NOT URGENT - IF IT IS URGENT PLEASE RING THE SURGERY ON 0161-212 5050 OPTION 2.

  1. PLEASE ALLOW 48 HOURS FOR YOUR REQUEST TO BE DEALT WITH.  IF, FOR ANY REASON, IT WILL TAKE LONGER, WE WILL CONTACT YOU TO LET YOU KNOW.
  2. WE CANNOT BOOK APPOINTMENTS FOR YOU VIA THIS EMAIL ADDRESS - PLEASE RING THE SURGERY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT ON 0161-212 5050 OPTION 2.
  3. WE ARE UNABLE TO DEAL WITH AN EMAIL IF IT DOES NOT STATE THE NAME AND FULL AND ACCURATE DATE OF BIRTH OF THE PATIENT.

 Please follow this guide to using the email address and do contact the Practice if you have any queries about using the email address.  As always, we are keen to receive constructive feedback from our patients.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PRACTICE HAS MOVED TO:
  Newbury Place Health Centre
          55 Rigby Street
          Salford  M7 4NX
Tel:  0161-212 5050
Fax: 0161 212 5056

BABY CLINIC: Expecting and new parents please note - Our Wednesday morning baby clinic is now only bookable for 8-week checks. When one of our patients has given birth, the Practice will contact them to arrange Mum's 6-week check and baby's 8-week check. If a new parent doesn't hear from us, please contact the surgery. Baby's first immunisations will be given at the 8-week check visit. All other childhood immunisations can be booked by calling the surgery and arranging a convenient appointment with the nurse. 

BABY CLINIC: Expecting and new parents please note - Our Wednesday morning baby clinic is now only bookable for 8-week checks.  When one of our patients has given birth, the Practice will contact them to arrange Mum's 6-week check and baby's 8-week check.  If a new parent doesn't hear from us, please contact the surgery.  Baby's first immunisations will be given at the 8-week check visit.  All other childhood immunisations can be booked by calling the surgery and arranging a convenient appointment with the nurse.         

Friends and Family Test: This is a further opportunity for you to have your say, from Monday, 1st December 2014. You can do this by completing a form at the surgery or via the Have Your Say Friends and Family Test (blue column of links below).

Flu Jabs - can you have one at your GP Practice? If you are over-65 years old, have a risk factor, are pregnant or are a carer, please speak to our Receptionist about booking your appointment. 

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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