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We have currently reached our full patient capacity and we are temporarily unable to register any new patients. This is to ensure that we offer a safe and effective service to our existing patients. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.If you need to locate a GP surgery in the area please contact NHS England on 0300 311 2233 

NHS Breast Screening Programme Incident

Anyone who is concerned about the recent incident can call the breast screening helpline number 0800 169 2692 or go to NHS Choices website for more information. Those that have been affected should receive a letter by the end of May from NHS Breast Screening.

Bank Holiday May 28th- the Surgery will be closed

The surgery will be closed on Monday 28th May. For Medical advice please call 111 or for emergencies call 999.

  

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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