The Hedges Medical Centre
Pasley Road
Leicester
LE2 9BU
 
Tel:  0116 225 1277
 
Fax: 0116 295 1146

Frequently Asked Questions

We hope you can find the information you need on this website.  We have also put together the Frequently Asked Questions section to assist visitors to our site.



How do I claim for leave from work due to illness?

Employers can ask employees to fill in a form when they return to work to confirm they’ve been off sick for up to 7 days. This is called ‘self-certification’. Employers usually provide their own version of this form, but forms are available at the Surgery or can be downloaded from the www.gov.uk website.

You will need to give your employer a doctor’s ‘fit note’ (previously called a ‘sick note’) if you are off sick for more than 7 days in a row (including non-working days). You will need to ring the surgery to make an appointment to see the Doctor for this.

Follow this link to GOV.UK/taking-sick-leave page

How We Use Your Medical Records

THE HEDGES MEDICAL CENTRE

HOW WE USE YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

  • This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.

  • We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.

  • In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill.

  • We share information when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe.

  • You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record.

  • You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care.

  • You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services.

  • You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please see the practice privacy notice on the website or speak to a member of staff for more information about your rights.

  • For more information ask at reception for a leaflet OR visit our website

What is a medical exemption certificate?

Patients with certain medical conditions can get free NHS prescriptions if they hold a valid medical exemption certificate. Details of these conditions can be found at www.nhs.uk

To claim for medical exemption please ask at your pharmacy for an application form.

Follow this link for NHS Choices - help with prescriptions costs

What is Electronic Prescribing?

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the pharmacy you choose to get your medicines from. You will not have to visit the surgery to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, it will be sent electronically to the pharmacy you choose. You will be able to choose any pharmacy close to where you live or work, reducing waiting times for your repeat prescription. Please ask your pharmacist or collect an application form from the surgery.

Address

The Hedges Medical Centre

Pasley Road
Leicester
LE2 9BU
Tel:  0116 225 1277

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