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Patient Access is currently down due to an IT upgrade.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and we are working to have it up and running as soon as possible.


A private counselling service is now available on site on Thursday afternoons. To discuss your needs or book an appointment please contact nick@foliumcounselling.com or call Nick on 07473 962332


The surgery will no longer be closed over lunchtime from 1st March 2017.


Shingles Vaccine - If you are aged 70 born between 02/09/45 - 01/09/46 please call the surgery to enquire about the shingles vaccine.


 


Since the 1st January 2017 447 patients have failed to attend an appointment after receiving a text reminder - This is the equivalent of 74 hours of clinical time. 


Click here to apply for Patient Access - make appointments and order repeat prescriptions online


 


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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). Please note that if you are asked by your employer/ University etc to provide a certificate other than a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ this will  incur a fee (please check at reception for details).

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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