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COVID VACCINATION 

  • The NHS will contact you when it's the right time to come forward, so please don't contact us to seek a vaccine before then.
  • We are delivering to over 1000 of our patients in the coming week. Please look out for your text invite.
  • Please act on your invitation when it arrives and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.
  • Please provide us with an up to date mobile number so that you can easily be contacted
  • In the meantime, please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
  •  YOU WILL NOT BE ASKED FOR FINANCIAL DETAILS FOR THIS VACCINATION

Surgery Closed 24th February: The Surgery will be closed for staff training from 12pm on Wednesday 24th February 2021. Please call 999 for emergencies or 111 for routine enquiries.

Flu Vaccinations: We have a supply of vaccines. To book  your appointment contact reception on 01245 347539. 

To check eligibility and for more information about the flu vaccination please visit:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

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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