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On Thursday 26th May many of our clinical staff at the  practice will be attending an important training event arranged by the Clinical Commissioning Group. There will be a reduced number of appointments available on that day. If you require urgent medical assistance please inform the practice reception. The practice will open as usual at 8.30am the following day.

IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION: Click here for information on Partnership changes happening as of 1st January 2018.

We would like to notify our patients that our reception team will be asking you some brief details regarding your request for an appointment. Please indicate the nature and urgency of your problem so we can help you as efficiently as possible.  This will ensure that you are booked in with the correct healthcare professional and that the quickest route to treatment or advice is taken. Our healthcare team is expanding....You can read  more about this here

We now have a text messaging reminder service available to our patients. Please ensure that we have your mobile number to enable us to contact you this way. You can add or change your mobile number by clicking here.


This GP practice is taking part in an important national project about people at risk of diabetes and diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. The project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA). For more information click here.


 

 

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).

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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