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Practice Closure

The Practice will close on the 31st March 2018. The last opening day will be 29th March. This is due to the Bank Holiday. You will need to find a new GP practice before this date.

If you haven't located a new GP practice as of the 31st March, you will not have an assigned GP practice (excluding patients with complex needs).

Surgery Opening Hours

Please be advised, as of the 2nd Feb Earsdon Park within the Oxford Centre Longbenton, will close at 1:00pm on Fridays. Please ensure your prescriptions are collected before this time.

As of the 1st February the surgery opening hours will be;

Shiremoor:

Monday-Friday 8:30am-6:00pm

Longbenton:

Monday-Thursday 8:30am-6:00pm

Friday 8:30am-1:00pm

Evening And Weekend Appointments

Evening and weekend Appointments available, please visit the practice news section on the home page for info.


Closure Of Earsdon Park Medical Practice

It is with regret that Earsdon Park Medical Practice will close on 31st March 2018. Notification letters have been sent out to all registered patients advising that they will need to register with another GP practice. This applies to both our main Practice site Shiremoor and branch surgery at the Oxford Centre, Longbenton.

 


 

Prescription Line

Please note we have changed our prescription times. Please call between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

 

GP Appointments

If you need to discuss more than one problem with the GP, please book a double appointment.

 

 

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)

 

Please note that sicknotes, like prescriptions, take two working days to issue and will not be issued on the day under any circumstances. Your GP can back date a sicknote so that you will be covered for the time off that you have had or will need.

 
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