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From the February 2017 we will be using text message reminders for appointments.

Please ensure the mobile number that we hold on your records is correct.

If you wish to opt out of this service please inform Reception.

OPEN SURGERY CLINICS:

We hold an Open Surgery every Monday morning from 09:00am until 10:20am.

PRESCRIPTIONS:

Please note we DO NOT take prescription requests over the telephone. If you wish to order your medication please bring your request form into the Surgery or speak to your local Pharmacy.

NAMED GP:

Patients have now been allocated an accountable GP, patients can obtain the name of their accountable GP by contacting the practice or by asking at your next appointments with either the Doctor or Nurse. This does not affect your choice of GP in the practice when attending appointments.

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.

Please note GP surgeries are not obliged to provide you with a self certification form.

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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