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How to get contact the GP for a sick note watch

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    So for the past 6 month, i have had various appointments regrading a problem of mine (consultation and other appointment) which has took a huge chuck of time of my school work). I want to get note from the GP which confirms this, so i can give it to my school.

    How would i do this? (excluding calling them, i am to social awkward to do this)
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    (Original post by emmaross00)
    So for the past 6 month, i have had various appointments regrading a problem of mine (consultation and other appointment) which has took a huge chuck of time of my school work). I want to get note from the GP which confirms this, so i can give it to my school.

    How would i do this? (excluding calling them, i am to social awkward to do this)
    You've only got 2 options: either call them or go in in person and ask what to do at reception. They might ask you to make an appointment with the GP to discuss this.

    Making phone calls is a necessity of life, so it would be good for you to get used to making them sooner rather than later.
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    Calling them or going in to ask for one are the only ways to get a sick note, unless you have a parent that can do it for you?
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    You're going to eventually have to make phone calls when you're older, either for your job or to sort 'adult' things out. If you refuse to make that phone call, go in and ask for an appointment.
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    i will just make appointment with the GP, it would have better if they had a email address or something
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    (Original post by emmaross00)
    i will just make appointment with the GP, it would have better if they had a email address or something
    Emails aren't fool-proof; they're easy to ignore/delete/be accidentally labelled as spam etc. and there is the obvious issue of confidentiality. Going in person or calling gives you an instant answer.
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    (Original post by emmaross00)
    i will just make appointment with the GP, it would have better if they had a email address or something
    Practises have general enquiry email addresses but doctors usually avoid an email inbox themselves as it ends up getting spammed with questions and takes up a lot of time. Some medical system, such as EMIS allow for e-consult which is similar as it's online, you put your question and system overs and then doctor can respond but it has a system in place to present patient details. manage and secure the data more so than emailing- See PhoenixFortune's post above. It does however vary by GP surgery as to what system they use (Most are EMIS in the south) and if they want to opt in.
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    If your appointments are that frequent, can you not discuss it at your next one? And if these are hospital appointments, will the letter not suffice?

    Failing that, you need to leave a message with reception, either over the phone or in person.

    Don’t book an appointment purely for a sick note. This is a massive bugbear for GPs and it takes an appointment away from someone who is unwell. If the GP wants to see you in person before issuing it, they will let you know.
 
 
 
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