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The Surgery will be closed from 1.00pm on Thursday 19th March for staff training and will not reopen until Friday 20th March. If you need to speak to a doctor urgently, please telephone the out of hours service on 111. We apologise for an inconvenience caused.  

Advice to travellers returning from Wuhan, China

If you have travelled to Wuhan City in China in the last 2 weeks and feel unwell, call NHS 111 for advice.

Do not go straight to a doctor's surgery or hospital

 

We now have an appointment checking in touch screen in the waiting area of reception. This will save patients having to wait at reception to check in.

If you need assistance to be shown how to use it please ask a member of staff. 

 

Missed Appointments -If you are unable to attend your appointment please inform the surgery so we are able to offer these to other patients.  In January there were 59 Doctor and 61 Nurse appointments that were unattended.

Prescription forms (ie not medication) are now collected from the Enquiries Desk.  Medication is collected from the Dispensary.

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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