CORONAVIRUS UPDATE- see attached and information below
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If your employer or school is requesting a Med3 or private letter from your GP because you are having to isolate please see standardised template below to give to them. A sick note (Med3) will not be issued for isolation as this is a not sickness but a precaution to avoid transmission of any illness that is yet to produce symptoms.
Med3 or private letter request.
Absence form for Employers
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If you do require private letters or need to request medical notes, please complete one of the consent forms below and email to OLDCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org using your own email. Please do not bring paper copies to the Practice as they will NOT be accepted. All requests will be dealt within the normal time frames. If you are requesting a private letter or medical notes on behalf of a family member please ask them to complete the 3rd party consent form attached below along with the relevant consent form.
Private Letter Consent Form
Subject Access Request Consent Form
Third Party Consent Form
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From 17th February 2020, your medical record will be able to be viewed by other health and social care professionals directly involved in your care via a ShareforYou record.
Please visit www.pennineshareforyou.nhs.uk/ for more information
If you prefer we didn't share your record then you can opt out anytime. Please speak with your GP or a member of the reception team.
For more information please watch this short video about ShareforYou: https://youtu.be/mv8eGfsvzZ
All patients have been allocated a named GP. You can, however, continue to see the GP of your choice. Please contact the surgery for details of the named GP for you and your family.
The surgery operates an advanced access appointments system. This means that we allow pre-booking appointments by up to 4 weeks and a certain amount of appointments are saved for patients that ring “on the day“ for emergencies. We aim to be able to offer an appointment within 24 hours but our reception staff who are trained as care navigators will need to ask a few questions to be able to determine if you require a GP appointment or, if your symptoms could be dealt with by other services such as pharmacy. If if you wish to specify a particular Doctor, you may need to wait longer as their appointments may not always be available due to demands. Please note the surgery offers same day appointments for all under 5 year old children if it is clinically indicated.
RECEPTION TIMES: PLEASE NOTE THAT ALTHOUGH THE RECEPTION WILL BE OPEN EARLY IN THE MORNING OUR PHONES LINES ARE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL 8.00AM AND THEY CLOSE AT 6.30PM IN THE EVENING.