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WIN THE RACE AGAINST FLU!
Please book an appointment for your flu vaccination.  You are eligible for a free flu vaccination if you are aged over 65 years, pregnant or suffer from a chronic condition such as COPD, Diabetes or Heart problems.  If you are unsure whether you are eligible for a free flu vaccination, please contact the practice for advice. 

ISLINGTON IHUB -  EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS!!

Islington IHUB offers increased access to GPs for patients registered at any Islington practice.

Islington has 3 hub. Registered patients are now able to book appointments with Islington doctors and nurses at an Islington GP hub when the practice is closed. Simply ask a receptionist for an ”I:Hub” appointment and they will try to offer you one that is both convenient for you and that also suits your health needs.

Islington GP hubs are open between 6.30pm and 8.00pm each weekday and from 8.00am to 8.00pm at the weekend.

If we are closed you can call the usual surgery number between 6.30pm to 8.00pm Mon to Fri and 8.00am to 8.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays and your call will be answered by i:Hub staff who will be able to assist you. These appointments are available for routine appointments and do not need to be urgent requests.

If you book an appointment you will be asked to give consent for the doctor or nurse to see your medical records, on this occasion only, in order to provide you with the best care.

 

PATIENT ONLINE SERVICES                                                                                                                                               

Did you know that you could register for patient online services?  This will include repeat prescription requests, booking or cancelling appointments and viewing certain aspects of your medical records.  If you wish to access these services, please attend the practice with photographic identification.  You will be provided with unique login details and information on how to register.  For more information, please contact the practice.

A NEW WALKING GROUP

IN COLLABORATION WITH HEALTHY MINDS, HEALTHY BODS & HIGHBURY GRANGE MEDICAL PRACTICE

FIRST WALK - THURSDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2016 AT 11AM FOR AN HOUR

THEN EVERY THURSDAY

MEETING POINT - OUTSIDE HIGHBURY GRANGE MEDICAL PRACTICE

WALKING IS AN EXCELLENT FORM OF EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.  IT IS CONVENIENT, FREE, GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND YOU CAN GO AT YOUR OWN SPEED.

A GOOD WALK CAN:

  • MAKE YOU FEEL HAPPIER - EXERCISE RELEASES ENDORPHINS AND SEROTONIN WHICH IMPROVES YOUR MOOD, REDUCING STRESS, DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY.
  • IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN POWER - EXERCISE IMPROVES LEARNING, CONCENTRATION, ABSTRACT REASONING AND MEMORY.  IT EVEN STIMULATES BRAIN CELL REGENERATION.
  • HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER - REGULAR ACTIVITY PROMOTES BETTER SLEEP, ALTHOUGH STRENUOUS EXERCISE BEFORE GOING TO BED IS NOT ADVISED

Data Collection on Fit notes-

The Health and Social Care Information Cente (HSCIC) have informed us that they will be extracting data from the practice system about fit notes. Any data collected will be anonymous.

Please refer to the 'further information' section on the right hand side of this page and select 'Data Collection - Fit notes' for further information.

 

                                                                                                                                                                

 

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).

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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