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Travel Vaccinations: GP surgeries no longer provide a travel vaccination service, for more information on how to get travel vaccinations please visit the following page: Northcote Surgery - Travel Vaccinations

Isolation Note: To obtain an isolation note for your employer please visit the NHS website: 111.nhs.uk/isolation-note.

Post COVID recovery letter: To obtain a letter to show your post COVID status please visit the NHS inform website or call 0808 196 8565.

Record of COVID Vaccine: To obtain a record of your COVID vaccine status please visit the NHS inform website or 0808 196 8565.

COVID Vaccination Exemption Certificates: GPs and their teams cannot issue vaccination exemption certificates. Further information on the vaccination exemption certificates scheme can be found on the Scottish Government and NHS Inform websites or alternatively you can call the COVID status helpline on 0808 196 8565.

COVID Vaccine: For information regarding the COVID vaccination please visit the NHS Inform website or failing this call the COVID vaccine helpline on 0800 030 8013.

Staff Training - The surgery will be CLOSED every Tuesday between 12.30 - 13.30 for staff training. For urgent matters, there will still be a telephone service.

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

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). 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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