As you are aware we are starting to see a return to increased patient numbers.
As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic we are still advised to consult remotely where possible by phone and a move to more video consultations. All our consulting rooms now have web cameras.
We continue to provide face-2-face appointments that are needed and accommodate this within the surgery whilst maintaining social distancing, patient and staff safety.
During the year we have adapted our sessions for GP’s and have made changes that we believe will help patients.
Remote Contact appointments mean that they can be either a video consultation or a telephone call. Our receptionists will check with all patients which is the best contact number for the appointment.
Same day face to face (GP examination room)
At present all patients who come to the surgery to see a GP are seen in the GP examination room.
E-consult – This is an online form via the Weaverham Surgery website that the patient can complete. This form can be completed for medical advice or administration help. We request that all sick note/Fit notes are requested via E-Consult with as much detail as possible.
The e-consult form can be completed by the patient in their own time.
If you cannot keep an appointment please let us know as soon as possible by calling 01606 544342.
Please contact the surgery after 11am
Fit for Work Notes (Sick Notes)
You can complete a self-certification note for the first 7 days of absence off work, GP’s do not do notes for the first 7 days of absence from work or can charge a fee if a note is requested. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statutory-sick-pay-employees-statement-of-sickness-sc2
If you have been in hospital/A+E or outpatients- the hospital should provide you with a Fit Note for the length of time you require off work- please ask A+E/hospital/outpatients to provide you with a fit note. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment-data/file/349915/fitnote-hospital-guide.pdf
These can take up to a week to be available after you have had your blood test; some more specialized tests can take up to 6 weeks to be available.