Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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High StreetGreat WakeringEssex, SS3 0HXTel: 01702 216545
The practice is able to offer the following services:
If you need any further information please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.
The practice has been advised by Public Health England that there is a global shortage of some vaccines being requested by patients travelling abroad.
Hepatitis A & B &Typhoid
The practice currently has no stock and is unable to order any.
We are advised that some travel clinics and local pharmacies have limited stock. Please contact them directly for further information re stock and cost.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete the Travel Health questionnaire below and forward to the practice, once the questionnaire has been processed you can make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements and the vaccination schedule required. Please complete all boxes and include all countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to commence your schedule of immunisations at least 8 weeks before you travel - as often a series of appointments will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Some vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. It is important that vaccinations are given at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Hepatitis A/typhoid: free
Hepatitis A: free
Typhoid: X 3 capsules = Total cost = £30.00
Hepatitis B: A course of three vaccines which need to be commenced ONE MONTH before travel. Cost: £28.18 PER VACCINE – total of £84.54
Meningitis ACWY: Compulsory for those attending the Haj Pilgrimmage. Cost: £43.60
Rabies: (3 doses required) = £165.00
Japanese encephalitis (2 doses required) = £214.20
Tick-borne encephalitis = £53.40
If you need other yellow fever you will need to go to a travel clinic. Information on this will be available on the internet.
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.
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.
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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