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Our FLU CLINIC this year is on Saturday 7th October.  If you're eligible, please make your appointment now.


Friends and Family Test results so far show that 99% of our patients said they are extremely likely to recommend our practice to their friends or family members.


The NHS has requested us to tell every patient who their doctor is.  If you wish to be told, please call us on 01452 740213.  If you come to the surgery, the receptionist will probably confirm this with you.


If you were aged 70 - 73, or 78 - 79 on 1st September 2016, you can have a shingles vaccination.  You need only one of these to protect you, so please make your appointment now.

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 (where this information was sourced)

 
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