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Flu Vaccination Programme 2019/20

We are running Saturday Flu Vaccination Clinics on

  • Saturday 12th October
  • Saturday  2nd  November.

If you are eligible for an NHS flu vaccination, no need to wait to be invited - please call the surgery to book your appointment!

www.flufacts.scot.


PUBLIC HOLIDAY -Friday 18th October 2019

In line with all of NHS Highland, the practice will be closed on Friday 18th October 2019If you are unwell and cannot wait until the practice re-opens please phone the Out of Hours service on 111. You will be asked for information about your health and condition and will be advised on the most appropriate course of action.

For a life threatening emergency please phone 999 and speak to the ambulance service, chest pains/shortness of breath would be considered an emergency


Wednesday Practice Meetings - 2-2.30pm

Tweeddale Medical Practice is closed every Wednesday from 2-2.30pm.  If you have a life-threatening emergency please hang up and dial 999.  Otherwise please call back after 2.30pm.

 

Fit Notes

A question that we often get asked is "Do I need a note saying I'm fit for work?"

The answer is No.

You do not need to see your doctor again to be signed fit to go back to work.

The fit note does not have an option to say that you're fit for work. If your doctor wants to assess your fitness for work again, they will say this on your fit note.

Some employers have their own policy that requires employees to obtain medical evidence that they are fit for work. If this is the case, your employer should help you arrange this privately with a GP or occupational health specialist. A doctor cannot issue a fit note for this purpose.

See the NHS website for a full explanation of Fit Notes.

https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/caring-carers-and-long-term-conditions/can-i-go-back-to-work-before-the-end-date-on-my-fit-note/

Or speak with a speciaist advisor in NHS Health Scotland by calling 0800 019 2211.

https://www.healthyworkinglives.scot/Pages/default.aspx



 
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