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PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW PARTNER TO THE SURGERY, DR PATEL WHO WILL BE JOINING US FROM THE 3RD APRIL 2018. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO WELCOME DR TOMLIN (GP) AND PAUL BEVERIDGE (PARAMEDIC PRACTITIONER) TO OUR PERMANENT TEAM. DR HALEM IS NOW ABLE TO SEE MORE PATIENTS SO PLEASE BOOK WITH HIM IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS. WE TAKE BOOKINGS 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE PLUS ON THE DAY BOOKINGS.

The Surgery is having further refurbishment works on the first floor. Plus we hope to commence building a single-storey side extension to provide 2 further consulting rooms for our elderly and disabled patients. We thank you for your patience during these works and aim to minimise any disruptions.

We are glad to announce that after the recent CQC inspection in February 2018 we are no longer in special measures.  They are pleased with the works and results achieved in just 4 months after their first visit.  

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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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