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Please note we have suspended online booking of appointments until further notice. In response to the latest government advice on Corona Virus we are triaging all appointment requests over the phone. Please DO NOT ATTEND the surgery but instead phone.

In order to reduce potential risks we would urge all patients to ONLY use the 24 hr telephone prescription line (0141 334 2009) or our secure website page for all your medication requests. Please DO NOT come to the surgery. When ordering please state which pharmacy you wish us to send your prescription to either Boots Norby, Dicksons, Hogarth or  Buchanan and Campbell. Please DO NOT ORDER your prescriptions early and only what you require.

Further information about the coronavirus including the area’s deemed as high risk can be found on the NHS inform website: NHS inform Coronavirus update

Corona Virus Crisis Helpline

A new helpline for people in Glasgow seeking support during the Covid-19 crisis has been launched by public and voluntary sector partners.   The helpline is for members of the public seeking help, such as food delivery or mental health support, and for charities who need support with offering a service to communities. 

 

The helpline is a partnership between Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS), Volunteer Glasgow, Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership.  Calls will be answered by staff from all these bodies, and from the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service.

 The helpline has three main aims;

  • Helping people in need: Putting those who need help and support, in touch with a charity or community group in their area
  • Volunteers: Connecting people who want to volunteer with organisations and groups that are looking for extra help 
  • Advice for charities and community organisations: Providing expert advice on the practical issues they face during the Covid-19 crisis, such as advice on HR, using digital methods of communication and accessing funding.

The helpline is currently open Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm and can be contacted by: Telephone: 0141 345 0543 E-mail:  helpline@gcvs.org.uk Twitter:  @GlasgowCVS
 

 


 

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

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).

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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