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Due to essential upgrades from the Health Board, the Practice will be operating as EMERGENCY ONLY on the AFTERNOON of THURS 9th November and the MORNING of FRIDAY 10th November. We will have no access to computers so please ensure you have enough medication to cover you during this time.

THE FLU VACCINE IS NOW AVAILABLE. IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE PLEASE CONTACT RECEPTION OR BOOK AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE.

Online Patient Access for booking GP appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions through the surgery website:  due to technical difficulties, it will not be possible to provide online appointment access from May, 2016 as previously indicated.  Until further notice, no new registrations will be accepted for this service.  Please note that this will not affect the online repeat prescription service due to start in May 2016.

 

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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