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News:  **Coffee Morning June 14th**Please see our Patient Group page for more information**

We will be closed for training from 12pm on July 9th 2019 and on Monday 26th August 2019 for the Bank Holiday. If you require medical assistance during this time, please dial 111 or, in the case of an emergency please dial 999.  

Extended Access 

We would like all patients in our community to be able to see a local GP or Nurse when they need to. We have set up a network of GP Practices across the region offering extended opening hours for pre-bookable and same day routine extended access appointments.  The GP extended opening hours service operates between 6.30pm-8.00pm on weekdays and 9.00am- 1.00pm on weekends and allows patients to be seen within a network of GP Practices at a convenient time and location, depending on availability.Call now to book a routine appointment 0333 222 6649.

Please visit our Appointments page to see the changes we have made to booking of appointments.

Sickness Certificates

If you have been ill for 7 days or less you don’t need to see a Doctor. You can complete a Self Certification form yourself.

Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have its own form you can download this Self Certification Form (PDF) 

Please print it, fill it in and hand it in to your employer. You do not need to see a Doctor.

For more information visit the Gov.UK 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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