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CCG closure Thursday 13th September 2018

The Surgery will be closed from 12.00 for training purposes. There will be no medical staff available. Please call 111 for medical advice and 999 for any medical emergencies.

Please note the doors will be locked from 12.00, please make alternative arrangements to collect prescriptions before we close on that day.

Saturday 22nd September 10.00 to 12.30

We are holding a coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support and the Farleigh Hospice at the Surgery. Please come and join us for coffee, tea and cake.

SHINGLES VACCINATIONS

If you are in your seventies speak to Reception about the shingles vaccine.

FLU Vaccinations

We will shortly be booking patients into our September flu clinics. Dates and times to follow.

  

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)

 
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