Horncastle Medical GroupThe Old VicarageSpilsby RoadHorncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 6ALTel: 01507 522477
Consultations with the doctors and nurses are by appointment.
To make an appointment call into the reception or phone 01507 522477.
You are now able to book appointments online with the GPs and nurse practitioners with SystmOnline via the link at the top of this page. A limited number of appointments will be made available on-line, three and seven days prior to the appointment. CLICK HERE
GPs - The GPs offer a variety of surgery times:
Morning Surgery between 08:00 - 11:00
Afternoon Surgery between 13:00 - 18:30
A variety of surgery times are offered by the Nurse Practitioner.
Morning Surgery between 08:30 - 11:30
Afternoon Surgery between 13:00 - 17:30
Morning Surgery between 08:30 - 12:20
Afternoon Surgery between14:00 - 18:30
Urgent cases will be seen by either a doctor or nurse, as appropriate, on the same day.
Patients can speak to GPs and Practice nurses on 01507 522477. Reception will either put the call through to the clinician, make arrangements for the patients call to be returned or provide the patient with a suitable time to call back.
In the event that you are not able to keep your appointment, where possible, please contact the surgery 24 hours in advance as this enables your appointment to be used by someone else. Persistent failure to cancel an appointment without notice may jeopardise your registration with the Practice.
Home visits are undertaken by the doctors and nurse practitioner to patients who are housebound and unable to travel to the surgery because of their illness.
Please try to phone in visit requests on 01507 522477 by 10:30.
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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