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FLU VACCINATIONS NOW AVAILABLE..... Please make an appointment at your earliest convenience. If you are over 65yrs old, pregnant or in one of the 'At Risk' groups we have purchased a vaccination for you. We order the vaccines one year in advance to ensure that we have enough for every patient that is entitled to one. Please get your vaccination with us to avoid your vaccination going to waste. Thank you for supporting your GP Practice.

CARE NAVIGATION - Our receptionists are here to help you get to the right service. Please don't be offended if they ask what the problem is when you call to make an appointment.

The receptionist might suggest other professionals that could help you such as: Opticians, Pharmacist, Nurse, Family Services or Support Groups. Thank you for your co-operation with this.

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.

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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