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LATEST NEWS  08.06.17

Please note that we now have a single phone number to contact the surgery: 01462 432042.  The number previously used for appointments in no longer in use and you will receive a message to re-dial.  In the next couple of weeks we will be implementing further changes to better manage our call queuing system.  Thank you for your patience.

Please find attached a link to our CQC report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-548096721

Have you signed up for online access yet?  It is the easy way to order repeat prescriptions and you can also book and cancel appointments online.  Download the application form using the link at the bottom of the page.

Please make sure that we have the correct mobile phone number for you so that we can send SMS reminders for appointments.

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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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