Sun Suite 2nd FloorRadcliffe Primary Care Centre69 Church Street West, Radcliffe, M26 2SPTel: 0161 724 2040/41
The Surgery provides the following services for all registered patients:
All patients aged 65 years and older or suffering from Asthma, Diabetes, COPD, Heart disease and other chronic conditions are encouraged to have a flu vaccination. Please contact the surgery to enquire about clinic availability
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
The following immunisations for travel are part of the Additional Services under the NHS:-
Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis) - first and second/booster dose (6-12 months after first dose)
Combined hepatitis A and B - all doses
Typhoid - first and any booster doses
Combined hepatitis A and Typhoid - first dose (second dose is with Hepatitis A alone)
Tetanus, diphtheria and polio as given in the combined Td/IPV vaccine
Further information can be found at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk and http://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/travel-immunisation
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Going to University? Protection from meningitis and septicaemia
If you're planning to go to university from 1st August, for the first time, please make an appointment as soon as possible before leaving for university. You are at more risk of meningitis and septicaemia in the first weeks at university when you mix with lots of new people, some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria, which is usually spread through prolonged close contact. As the vaccine will also boost your protection against MenC, it replaces the 'Freshers' MenC programme which has been in place for the past year.
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.
If 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.
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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