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BLOOD TESTS - note from CHRISTCHURCH

in response to recent guidance around COVID-19 conronavirus, Christchurch Blood Test Clinic will be CLOSED from Tuesday 24th March until further notice.

If you already have an appointment, our operator will be in touch.  Appointments will be available at Broomfield Hospital so please stay on the line to book.  

The Walk-in service will also continue at Broomfield Hospital.  Please go to section A110 and only attend if your blood test is URGENT.  Thank you.

*IMPORTANT *

if you are experiencing any symptoms of the CORONAVIRUS call 111 IMMEDIATELY.

When calling the surgery, if you fail to disclose any symptoms of the coronavirus you are putting our staff and patients at risk.

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Our vasectomy clinic will continue to run as normal as contraception is an important health need

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Unfortunately our new patient list is temporarily closed

(except newborn babies of our existing patients)

Please check back for updates, as we are hoping to resolve this issue soon.

ONLINE APPOINTMENTS

Please note as from today we are suspending online appointments until further notice due to the Coronavirus.  We apologise for the inconvenience.

Coronavirus Information

Click here for latest information


Practice Shut Down Future Dates

The practice will be closed from 12 noon on the dates below.  The closures are for staff training.  Mid-Essex CCG will be providing out-of-hours care for our patients from 12:00 until 18:30.

11th March 2020
29th April 2020


Extended Access 

GP and nurse appointments will be available in Chelmsford during the evenings and at weekends.

These appointments are offered at North Chelmsford NHS Healthcare Centre (by Sainsburys) from 6:30 - 8:00 pm Monday to Friday and from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at weekends.

To book an appointment please speak to a reception team member.


Online Services

You can order your repeat prescriptions, book some doctors appointments, view historic/future appointments and cancel all appointments online.  In order to do this you need to obtain a username and password from the Surgery (Photo ID required).

You can now book Billericay - St. Andrews blood test appointments ONLINE

Click the link below to be taken straight to the website

St. Andrews - Online booking

or call 01702 746065.

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 5pm  

STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY


Remember, A&E is for serious and life-threatening illness, injury and accidents only.

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's medical 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.
We make a charge for doctor's medical certificates required for (appropriately taken) time off during the first 7 days of illness.

Evidence that you are sick

Sickness CertificatesIf 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)

Medical Evidence for where an employee is advised to stay at home due to an infectious disease

By Law, medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness. After 7 days, it is for the employer to determine what evidence they require, if any, from the employee. This does not need to be a fit note (MED3) issued by a GP or any other doctor. Your employee will be advised to isolate themselves and not to work in contact with other people by NHS 111 or Public Health England if they are a carrier of, or have been in contact with, an infectious or contagious disease, such as COVID-19. We strongly suggest that employers use their discretion around the need for medical evidence for a period of absence where an employee is advised to stay at home due to suspected COVID-19, in accordance with the public health advice being issued by the government.

 
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