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Remember - You are not left without NHS treatment at weekends or Bank holidays. There is always 111 & the weekend service. For more information click on the appointment option above.

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Infection Prevention Control - Are you or have you been suffering from diarrhoea and / or vomiting in the last 48 hours?

If you have please DO NOT come in to the surgery, By doing so you will pass the virus onto staff and other service users. Stay at home. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and let the illness run it's course - usually 3 days. For advice about self-care visit www.nhs.uk  If you are worried then call the GP surgery or NHS 111.

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Did you know you can now book evening and weekend appointments?

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Cancelling your Appointment

Appointments are often in short supply so please ring and let us know if you cannot attend. It means that the appointment can be given to somebody else.

During April 2019 - 62 patients Did Not Attend their appointment. 

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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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