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REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS

  • You may either order your prescription on-line patient-services.co.uk by using the tear off strip on your previous prescription or in writing to the surgery.
  • Our receptionists have been instructed by the GP's not to take requests for prescriptions over the phone,  Please do not be offended if they refuse to do so, they are following doctor's instructions. 
  • Please allow three (3) working days (excluding weekends & bank holidays)  for your request to be processed. 
  • Please order in plenty of time especially if there are bank holidays coming up or you are going away on holiday. 

If you have an urgent medical problem which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens please phone our out of hours service by dialing: 111.  Your call will be triaged and you may be given an appointment with the out of hours doctor who is based at Oak Lane Surgery (6 Oak Lane) in Twickenham or you may be directed to the Teddington Urgent Care Centre  at Teddington Memorial Hospital.

If you just require general medical advice or to make an appointment with a GP at one our GP Hubs please call NHS111 by dialing: 111.  Hub GPs are located at Teddington Memorial Hospital and Sheen Lane Surgery in Sheen. 

DR PENNY SOWDEN

Dr Sowden is currently on extended sick leave. She is recovering from surgery and will be away for several months. If you usually see Dr Sowden any of our other doctors will be happy to look after you during her absence.  

Did you get great care today?  Please visit: www.iwantgreatcare.org to leave feedback for Richmond Lock Surgery, or complete an NHS Friends & Family card when you next visit us. The NHS Friends & Family test is also now available on this website. Your comments are really important & will help improve the service for you and others.

If you would like to register for our ONLINE services please pick up a form from Reception. Once you have registered & have your user name & password you will be able to book an appointment to see a doctor, cancel an appointment & order repeat prescriptions online via the 'links' at the bottom of the Home Page.

Are you interested in joining our Patient Participation Group? All registered patients are welcome. Please ask reception for further details and an application form. Our PPG meets quarterly and you can read their annual report below which gives details of our survey results, action plan & future commitments. Thank you to those patients who participated in the survey.

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

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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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