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 Hello, we hope all our patients are keeping well in these difficult times.  Currently the Practice is open for telephone triage calls only but should the doctor wish to see you after speaking to you he will ask you to attend the Health Centre at a specific time and alone.   Please do not come late or early - there are no waiting facilities available and you will be asked to queue outside till a member of staff collects you.

Alternatively you may be asked to submit a photograph of rash or lump or tonsillitis either when making telephone appointment or whilst speaking to the doctor.    Video consultations are also starting.

Moira, our Senior Practice Nurse has started her Chronic Disease Management Reviews by telephone and the feedback is encouraging.  Please ensure the Practice has your up-to-date contact details

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sickness Certificates

temperature.jpgYou 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).

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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