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We are still open and here for you. We are continuing to provide services as we have been doing throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Please do not call your GP surgery about vaccines or boosters.  You can find more information about where to get your vaccine and booster at www.northcentrallondonccg.nhs.uk/my-health/covid-19/walk-in-vaccination-clinics, or you can call 119. 

If you would like advice on minor illnesses, you can visit your local pharmacy which can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines, or go online to seek NHS advice at www.nhs.uk.

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

  • the NHS website (from 17 May 2021)

It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.

If you cannot access these online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine : The NHS will contact you when it is your turn to be vaccinated

for further information click here: 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

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Covid-19

For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk. If you think you may have Covid-19,  please do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Use the NHS 111 online service at https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 to find out what to to next.

To protect patients and the public we will only be offering appointments over the phone with the doctors and nurses. If you need to be seen the doctor or nurse will arrange this for you.

Please call the surgery or 111 if you need further advice 

patients are advised to continue to contact the GP practice when they have a need of medical care. please do not delay seeking advice from your GP. contact us on 0207609350 or by email sobellmedcentre.admn@nhs.net 

NHSE, PHE and the wider Government as part of their Covid-19 strategy have identified the patients who are deemed most vulnerable .   NHSE have written directly to these patients.

 Please understand that the entire health care and wider system is working against unprecedented circumstances and pressures.

 

More GP appointments for Islington residents at evenings and weekends -If you live in Islington you can now access more evening and weekend appointments with a GP or nurse thanks to three primary care ‘hubs’ as part of the borough’s i:HUB service.                                                     

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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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