HEALTH INFORMATION.

Sickness Certificates

If you consider that you are too ill to work you can sign yourself off work for the first 7 days using a Self Certificate form obtainable from your employer.

If you are off work for more than 7 days your doctor can provide an NHS certificate following a consultation. If your employer requires a certificate for the first 7 days a private certificate can be issued, for which there is a fee payable.

 


Childhood Immunisations

Below are some links which tell you everything about your child's immunisations.

 

If you feel you need to discuss anything or need any more information, you can contact the surgery by phone or email.

Please note that the links we have provided will take you to an external website, thus we cannot be held responsible for the content of those sites.

 


Common Illnesses

Many illnesses, whilst uncomfortable, are not serious and will usually settle without treatment within a week or so. In these cases, there are a number of measures which you can take to relieve your symptoms and avoid the need to see a doctor.

 


HPV Immunisation Campaign

The HPV vaccination programme started in September 2008 with all 12- to 13-year-old and 17- to 18-year-old girls being offered the vaccine. A catch-up programme was also announced at this time with 13- to 18-year-old girls being offered the vaccine over the following two academic years.

As a result of the success of these programmes, an accelerated catch-up programme was announced in December 2008 so that all girls born on or after 1 September 1990 could be protected before the end of the academic year 2009/10.

How do I get it? It will depend how old you are and where you live. Younger girls are most likely to be given the vaccine at school, and older girls might be offered the vaccine through their GP.

Do I have to have it? Vaccination is not compulsory – consent will be needed before the vaccination. For 12- to 13-year-olds it is most likely that a consent form signed by your parent or guardian will need to be supplied before the vaccine is given. Girls aged 16 and over are legally able to consent for themselves.

(information gathered from, and more information available at: www.nhs.uk)