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Dr Dykes has unfortunately left us to work in Intermediate Urgent Care as a Clinical Director. Chris will be greatly missed at the Practice. We wish him well in all that he does going forward.

Please wear a mask or face covering when coming to the practice.

Coronavirus Alert 

In order to properly protect against further spread of the Coronavirus, please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for further information, including how to protect yourself from possible infection and how the virus is spread.

If you believe you may have the Coronavirus, please DO NOT come into the practice. Please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 to check your symptoms. The website will provide further direction based on your symptoms and travel history.

While we receive guidance from the CCG regarding this, we have temporarily suspended the ability to book appointments online in order to safeguard against spread of the coronavirus. You can still book your appointments by calling reception on 01179549828.

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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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