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 NHS Flu Clinics

We have began to take orders of the free NHS Flu jab and will be holding clinics to administer these jabs on the following dates:

17th-21st September

24th-28th September

8th-12th October

15th-19th October

The appointments on these dates will vary between morning and afternoon slots. If you would like more details, please contact the surgery and the reception team will help you.

If you are not able to attend an appointment you have booked, for whatever reason, please let us know. We can then offer that appointment to someone else who needs it.

Where to get medical help over the May bank holiday weekends

There's a wide range of NHS services on offer over the May bank holiday weekends. If you need medical help that isn't an emergency or life-threatening, you can find out what is available locally HERE

GP closed? From your local pharmacy, minor injury units and NHS 111, there are a wide range of local NHS services available locally over the bank holiday weekend  – find out more here https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/where-to-get-medical-help-over-the-may-bank-holiday-weekends/

NHS 111 never sleeps – NHS 111 is open 24/7, 365 days and will direct you to the right service for your illness or injury. https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/where-to-get-medical-help-over-the-may-bank-holiday-weekends/

Remember your local pharmacist can offer expert advice and treatment for many common illnesses - no appointment or prescription required! https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pharmacy/Pages/Pharmacyhome.aspx

what is available locally HERE

Feeling under the weather?  Your local pharmacist can offer expert advice and treatment for many common illnesses - no appointment or prescription required! Save yourself time, and save the NHS money, see your pharmacist https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pharmacy/Pages/Pharmacyhome.aspx

Alternatively, there are a wide range of other local NHS services available, including:

  • NHS 111

NHS 111 can help residents if they need medical help or advice urgently but it’s not a life-threatening situation. Open 24/7, 365 days a year, NHS 111 connects patients to a team of fully trained call advisers who are supported by experienced nurses, paramedics, and GPs.

 

They will ask questions to assess the symptoms, and give healthcare advice or direct the caller to a local NHS service. If necessary, they can also call an ambulance or direct people straight to A&E. Calls to NHS 111 are free from a landline or mobile phone.

 

  • GP out-of-hours service (OOH)

You can access the GP out-of-hours service by calling NHS 111. The NHS 111 team will assess your condition over the phone and if they think you need to be seen by a health professional, they will refer you to the OOH GP service.

 

  • Self-care

Many minor illnesses can be treated at home with basic medicines that are available from your local pharmacy. Stocking up on essential medicines can help you avoid a trip to the GP or even A&E. Medicine cabinet essentials include:

  • painkillers such as aspirin, paracetamol, and ibuprofen
  • anti-diarrhoea tablets and rehydration powders
  • indigestion treatment
  • bandages and plasters
  • antiseptic cream or spray
  • first aid kit

 

  • Pharmacies

Local pharmacies can offer expert advice and treatment for a wide range of common conditions and minor injuries.

 

Pharmacies can help with a range of things including aches and pains, hangovers, colds, emergency contraception, and non-prescription medication. General opening times for pharmacies can be found at www.nhs.uk

 

  • Minor Illness and Injury Units

There are a number of Minor Illness and Injury Units (MIIU) across the county that can treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, bites and stings. No appointment is needed.

 

Peterborough MIIU

Monday – Sunday: 8am-8pm

Bank holidays: open 8am-8pm

 

Ely MIU

Monday – Friday: 8.30am-6pm

Saturday/Sunday: 8.30-6pm

Bank holidays: 8.30-6pm

 

Doddington MIU

Monday – Friday: 8.30am-6pm

Saturday/Sunday: 9am-5pm

Bank holidays: 9am-5pm

 

North Cambs Hospital, Wisbech

Monday -Friday – 8.30-6pm

Saturday/Sunday – closed

 

  • Mental Health – 111 option 2

There is a new First Response Service (FRS) in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough which gives those in mental health crisis the opportunity to get access to help quickly, by calling NHS 111 and selecting option 2*.

 

The new service allows patients or carers to speak to specially-trained mental health staff who can provide advice, support, and signposting to other services. The service is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Calls to NHS 111 are free from a landline or mobile phone.

 

  • Dental emergency and out-of-hours care

If you think you need urgent care, contact your usual dentist as some practices offer emergency dental slots and will provide care if clinically necessary. You can also call NHS 111, who can put you in touch with an urgent dental service.

 

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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