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Patients can now email the practice our email address is:

Admin.thevillagesurgery@nhs.net

We have recently started to invite patients in for a Free NHS health Check the criteria is below, it is important to be screened regularly even if you have no out standing problems.

You'll be invited for a free NHS Health Check every five years if you're between 40 and 74 years of age and do not already have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease or high blood pressure

Order you prescriptions online, book appointments online, see receptionist for details quick and easy to register for this service.

Here is a link to the inspection report: The Village Surgery CQC report

 

Practice Profile

We are a traditional practice working in a health centre in a suburb of Altrincham.

Our patients are very loyal and we have up to four generations of the same family with a very stable practice population.Or see the accolades in our entry in NHS Choices:

Facts and figures

 

  • 5350 patients
  • EMIS WEB operating system
  • PMS practice
  • Electronic prescribing
  • High QOF achievement
  • Online prescription requests and appointment booking

Potential New Patients

Please check to see if your address is within our Practice boundry? Click the link below and enter your post code

Practice Boundry click here to enter your postcode

Did you know that your pharmacy can offer help and advice on a number of minor ailments, see below:

pharmacys.docx

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness 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.

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)

 
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