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This week we are celebrating Occupational Therapy Week. 

This year’s focus is on Social Justice and Health Equity.  Liz Smith and Vicky Jones joined Leek and Biddulph Primary Care Network at the beginning of 2021 to set up a new O.T service specifically for the 5 GP practices within the PCN.  This new service has been set up to provide early intervention support, this is for patient who have been newly diagnosed or are struggling with new difficulties both for physical and mental health needs. Current services do not provide this support and in celebration of O.T week our new service is providing access for those who previously do not meet the criteria of existing services.  Please see attached leaflet for further information regarding our service.

 

Further information with regards to O.T week is available from website www.rcot.co.uk 

 

Covid Clinics at Moorland Medical Centre

We have now started our Covid-19 Booster clinics, you will be sent a text message or contacted via the phone if you are eligible for a booster.  If you have not heard anything yet you can email moorland.med@nhs.net and we will check this for you.  We are also looking for volunteers to help with the clinics so if you are available please either email Bas Pickering PPG Secretary on  bas.pickering@yahoo.com or moorland.med@nhs.net and we will be in touch with you.

Flu Vaccination

Due to a national delay in the delivery of the Flu Vaccination the surgery is currently unable to book any further appointments.  We apologise for the inconvenience that this may cause but as soon as we receive a further delivery of the vaccine we will send notifications out to our eligible patients to book an appointment.

Please let the surgery know if you have changed your contact details, e.g. mobile number or home address.

All Staff at Moorland Medical Centre work hard to provide an excellent service to our patients

 

We are not here to suffer physical, or verbal abuse from patients, their relatives or members of the Public.

 

This practice operates a zero-tolerance policy with regards to violence or abuse. ANY patient or their relative who use threatening or offensive behaviour, either verbal or physical, in person or via the telephone or social media could be removed from the practice in order to protect our staff and other patients.

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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