Training Day 11-2-16

Today is a training day and the surgery will shut from 1pm until 5pm the CASH clinic will take place as normal but for any urgent problem requiring medical attention after 1pm for the rest of the day call 111.

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2015 in review

To all the people who are reading the blog .

Thank you!

All the best for a happy and healthy 2016


Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Weekend Mortality and the 7-day NHS

Just in case you thought it was too dangerous to go to hospital at the week-end. Here is the paper that Mr Hunt is quoting. Don’t believe in the spin!

“If you are admitted to hospital on a Sunday, you are 15% more likely to die than on a Wednesday”.

This is Jeremy Hunt- quoting a paper without atribution from the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, conducted in 2010 by Freemantle et al [1] amongst nearly 15 million admissions.

Here is the actual paper:
Here are the ACTUAL conclusions
  1. Patients admitted on a Sunday were more likely to die over the next thirty days than a similar cohort of admissions on Wednesday- the ratio was 1.16 and the result significant, suggesting a true result of increased deaths by 16%
  2. 94% of these ‘admissions’ were emergencies
  3. 34% of deaths occurred within three days of admission
  4. You are actually less likely to die if you are IN hospital on the weekend – the Sunday to Wednesday ratio here is 0.92, or 8% LESS likely. As the authors also conclude, this…

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Sickness Certificates

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.  Download the form.

Evidence that you are sick

Sickness Certificates

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them a medical certificate 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.

For more information see the DirectGov website.

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Stop Press We are having problems with refurbishment!

Unfortunately the refurbishment of Carlton Gardens surgery is taking much longer than was projected and we are having to delay reopening the branch surgery until Tuesday 14th July.

All surgeries and staff will be at the main building  Rutland Lodge Medical Center on Scott Hall Road  LS7 3RA  until that date

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Carlton Garden’s Surgery Refurbishment and Friends and Family

Carlton Gardens patients please be aware the site will closed from 1st July 2015 for refurbishments.   It will re-open on the 9 July 2015 The practice apologises for any inconvenience this causes.  The appointments usually provided at Carlton will be available at Rutland Lodge during this period.

 Please note that the travel vaccine service is only available to patients registered with us at this time.


Friends and Family

Rutland Lodge Medical Practice 2014/15 Patient Report is available at

The practice has now collated the Friends and Family information for Q4 of 2014/15.  So far 148 of our patients have responded to the questions.  As you may know patients are asked how likely they are to recommend us to a member of their family or a friend, below are the responses.

Extremely likely = 56

Likely = 50

Neither likely or unlikely = 23

Unlikely = 9

Extremely unlikely = 9

Don’t know = 1



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Report from the Patient Participation Group

We are pleased to publish the patient participation group template that gives informations about the activities of our patient group. As ever, if you are keen to join and have your say we would be happy to have you aboard!


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