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We are still here for all our patients - we are not closed. All appointments are via telephone triage initially and any that need a follow-up appointment will be either by video link or in person but only if no Covid-19 symptoms are present. If you feel your condition needs a review, please contact us

The Covid-19 link on the right of this page contains some very useful information - please review this list before contacting the Practice with a Covid-19 query.

Face mask/scarf - All patients who are invited in for a face to face consultation are asked to wear a face covering. This can be a face mask or homemade scarf. This is for the protection of the staff who will wear a mask for the protection of you.

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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