Did you know medical certificates expire? They have an end date! So when an employer or other entity asks for a clearance certificate, this is what we are going to write:
The whole point of a medical certificate is to certify someone unwell or unfit. This is why there is a beginning date AND an end date. At the end date, the patient is no longer certified unwell/unfit. I have enclosed the negative COVID results and you will note your employees certificate has reached its end date. I further enclose professional advice from our professional organisation in regard to this. It follows that the certificate of ‘clearance’ you are suggesting is unprofessional and those who would provide one are acting similarly.
I hope this information finds you well.
Doctor Nick Specialist GP
Hope this helps! If you are still unwell or need any further information, say hi to your PartridgeGP and book in here for a phone or face to face consult!
Romance of the Three Kingdoms is one of China’s four Great Classical Novels. The title of this blog post is more fully:
The empire, long divided, must unite; long united, must divide. Thus it has ever been.
PartridgeGP is based on a triple promise that we will be great for our patients and our community, GPs and our staff, and for the owners and the practice. Further, we will provide a comprehensive, professional, empowering, and sustainable service at all times.
Our friendly neighbourhood pharmacist sent this to me (see below). He was a little worried about the threat to his full service pharmacy and also to great General Practice.
Now different companies will have different service offerings at different levels of the market. Think Porsche and Hyundai. Both very acceptable to different groups. Maybe even acceptable to the same group at different times. I’m not sure they are competitors.
I put my thoughts down here:
So keep playing to your strengths, keep doing your best, and unite not divide.
A new Coronavirus (similar to the common cold) has broken out in Wuhan, China. Many people seem to be worried.
For now, our advice mirrors State and Federal Health advice:
UPDATED CORONAVIRUS ADVICE
Call @PartridgeGP for a conversation, not to attend. Patients can also call Health Direct on 1800 022 222
If patients have travelled to China in the past 14 days and have symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or breathlessness, avoid contact with other people, do not go into crowded places, or take public transport.
Patients should not attend general practice. They should be referred over the phone to the hospital emergency department and the ED should be informed to prepare for the patient’s arrival. The only testing should be in a public health setting.
Health Direct has a team of public health doctors for triage and assessment and referral to emergency. Public health will notify emergency departments in advance.
If patients at risk attend PartridgeGP this is what we will do: