Doctor's Note (the Med3 'Fit Note')
To reduce your chances of catching COVID-19 and reduce pressure on your local GP practice during this busy time, appointments will be carried out over the phone or through e-consult unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice. This will help minimise risk while continuing to ensure people get the care and advice they need.
Do not attend the surgery if you or someone in your household has a cough or fever, self-isolate - the surgery is not able to test for Covid-19. Full details on self-isolation are here: https://www.gov.uk/…/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-w…
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘁𝗵𝗲 Surgery?
PLEASE DO NOT contact the surgery unless absolutely essential. If you are asked information about your health and symptoms, please be truthful with us. If a significant number of our staff are self-isolating this will take its toll on the service that we are able to offer you.
𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗲
- If you need to leave a repeat prescription slip this can be done using the postbox on the outside wall of the surgery, you do not need to come into reception
If you are asked to attend the surgery, bring a maximum of one person with you. Ideally, come alone if possible.
- If you need employment advice, please speak to your employer or read the guidance. Do not call the surgery for employment advice.
SystmOnline User Guide
Online Booking and Coronavirus
If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days. Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP surgery.
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.
For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Volunteering During Coronavirus
If you would like to help other during this current epidemic the Dorset Volunteer Centre are looking for volunteers.
Please go to the website at https://www.volunteeringdorset.org.uk/ and complete the enquiries form under Corona Virus Information, thank you.