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2.4.2020 - If you have received a Shielding letter from us you can register on the government website for help and support https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

12.3.2020 - Following guidance we have temporarily suspended online booking of appointments at the surgery due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Newsletter January 2016

We are introducing a new initiative to help people find the most appropriate source of help when they book an appointment. Please see our 'Care Navigation' page on the appointments link for more details.

Isolation due to Coronavirus

If you have been advised to self isolate due to Coronavirus symptoms or possible contact - please use the following link to print off a note for your employer. You do not need to contact the surgery - https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ 

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

If 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. Please be aware that our Nurse Pracitioner and Practice Nurses cannot issue sick notes.

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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