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The NHS Friends and Family Test

The NHS Friends and Family Test is a simple question that patients across the country are asked about the care they have received.

Patients are asked: “How likely are you to recommend our service to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?”

Patients can choose from a number of responses ranging from ‘extremely likely’ to ‘extremely unlikely’.

The test aims to encourage patient feedback, show patients that their views and experiences matter to the NHS, and improve patient experience

http://www.mysurgeryintranet.co.uk/FriendsAndFamily/surveys/TakeOurSurvey/?surveyId=3879

Self Care   self care

Self Care is about looking after yourself; living a healthy lifestyle and looking at what you can do and want to do- rather than what you can’t do.

It is also about taking responsibility for your own health and wellbeing with the support of the people involved in your care.

This could be brushing your teeth regularly, taking medicine when you have a cold, or doing some exercise. It is really important to help keep yourself as well as possible.

We have a useful Self Care leaflet available to pick up in the surgery or access it here Keep Calm and Self Care

Living well with a long-term condition

 This 12 week course is designed for people coping with illness (physical or mental), disability or injury & will cover a wide variety of areas, such as:

Meaningful self-care, creating a wellness toolbox

Explore triggers & early warning signs

Coping with change

Managing anxiety & depression

Developing resilience


The benefits of this course are numerous from a greater resilience in your body, mind & emotions as well as learning more about who you are and recognizing your inner resources.


When:
Every Tuesday starting 27th June, 10-12noon.

Where:  Bevan Wellbeing Centre

To secure a place on the course,  please ring Elizabeth Fewkes on 01274 322 400 or email:
Elizabeth.fewkes@bradford.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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).

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).

 
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