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Our new telephone system is now up and running!  

You’ll notice that we have introduced a queuing system, so you will be able to see exactly where you are in the queue.  For repeat medication queries please ring 01225 703183 rather than the surgery.

You will be able to choose from the following options:

Option 1 – Cancel an appointment. This will divert you to a voicemail where you can leave your name, date of birth, date and time of your appointment

Option 2 – Home visit requests (before 10:30), appointments, general enquiries

Option 3 – Test results, this line will only be available after 4pm

Option 4 – Queries about hospital referrals

Thank you for your patience whilst we get to grips with the new system.

Fitness to Work

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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