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myGP app

We are aware that some patients are having issues with the myGP app.  This can be either a very slow connection or the inability to order repeat medication.  myGP are aware of this and are working to resolve the issue. You can, however, use Patient Access either via the app or on your PC.  Click here for details on how to register for Patient Access.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For your safety, due to COVID-19, we have changed the way you get your flu vaccine this year. 

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Please note: unless you are in an at-risk category, people in the 50-64 year old age group will not be vaccinated until November at the earliest, providing there is sufficient vaccine. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. 

Please be aware that it is not a GP’s responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children, regarding COVID-19 or other illness. Government guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-isolating, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is close to someone who has COVID-19.

The message from Public Health to parents in Lancashire is that you should continue to use the national portal or 119 to arrange a test for your child, and you should not contact their GP. Anyone who tries to book a test and is unable to do so, or who is offered a location or time which is not convenient, is being asked to please wait a few hours and then try again.

COVID-19 Fit note information

Please be aware that it is not a GP’s responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children, regarding COVID-19 or other illness. Government guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-isolating, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is close to someone who has COVID-19. *

The message from Public Health to parents in Lancashire is that you should continue to use the national portal or 119 to arrange a test for your child, and you should not contact their GP. Anyone who tries to book a test and is unable to do so, or who is offered a location or time which is not convenient, is being asked to please wait a few hours and then try again.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and requests for fit notes (Med3)

If you feel you need to stay off work due to reasons relating to COVID-19, and are unsure if you need a fit note, your request for absence from work will fall into one of five categories:

  1. Personally affected – isolating for ten days
  2. Personally affected – remaining unwell for over ten days
  3. Household member affected – isolating for fourteen days as per government advice
  4. At risk group – following government advice
  5. Those in full time education

 

1.  Personally affected – isolating for ten days

You should self-certify for the first ten days as normal if you are unfit to work.

You do not need to contact your GP.

2.  Personally affected – remaining unwell for over ten days

If you remain unwell and unfit to work after ten days, visit www.111.nhs.uk and complete the online self-assessment. You may be asked to call 111 for further advice on the next steps regarding your illness/fitness to work.

You do not need to contact your GP.

3.  Household member affected – isolating for fourteen days as per government advice

AND

4.  At risk group – following government advice

Employers are responsible for putting in place arrangements for home/remote working where this is possible. Where it is not, you may self-certify and return to work following the relevant absence which your employer may authorise as per government advice. If you become unwell during or after this time, points 1 and 2 apply.

You do not need to contact your GP.

5.  Those in full time education

There is no requirement to issue certification to schools or colleges to confirm absence. These organisations will work with parents and students to ensure that any absence is appropriately recorded.

You do not need to contact your GP.

 

 
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