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LATEST NEWS  19.10.17

Have you had your flu jab yet?  Please book an appointment with one of our nurses.

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.

We would like to use your mobile phone number to send you SMS appointment reminders and health information.  If you do not wish to receive text messages please inform reception.

Our new telephone queuing system is now operational.  We hope this will help patients to contact the surgery more easily.

Patients registered to GP practices in North Hertfordshire are being asked their views on GP opening hours by East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS England. The survey can be found here

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

 

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

Sickness CertificatesIf 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

 
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