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Wednesday 13 December - We are closed for routine appointments on this afternoon

If you require urgent treatment on this afternoon, please call NHS 111.  The surgery will be open for all enquiries and to make appointments during this time.

Call Recording

As from the 1 November 2017 we will monitor, record, store and use any telephone call with our patient/callers for training purposes and to improve the quality of our services.

Been Off Work?

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)

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) collect data on fir note usage to inform policy development and evaluate the Fit for Work service.  The being collected will be fully anonymised and will include:

-The number of computer-generated fit notes issued

-The number of patients recorded as 'unfit' or 'maybe fit' for work

-Fit note duration

-Gender

-Health condition type aggregated to high-level diagnosis code

-Location, including CCG area

-Whether work place adaptions were recommended



 
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