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OUR NEXT PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP MEETING IS ON WEDNESDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2014

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR - The surgery will be CLOSED Thursday 25th December, Friday 26th December and Thursday 1st January. Please see the link on the right hand side of this page.

NEW-Friends and Family Test Survey - please click on the Patient Survey button at the bottom of this page to leave your comments.

NEW - The surgery will now be open during the lunchtime period of 1 - 2PM Monday to Thursday. We are closed Friday lunchtimes for staff training - but our phone lines will be open for emergency phone calls.

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)