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NATIONAL DIABETES AUDIT (NDA)16-17 - The practice will be taking part in the NDA - details of which can be found here NDA Patient Leaflet.

If you are a patient with Diabetes and you do not wish to take part in this national survey please inform your GP, Nurse or Receptionist.

Please check out our latest video for Bowel Screening.  It can be found in Family Health or click the link:  BOWEL SCREENING or 

The surgery will be closed for training on the following afternoons from 12 noon:

Thursday 29 June 2017

Thursday 20 July 2017

Thursday 7 September 2017

Thursday 12 October 2017

Thursday 9 November 2017

Please note that the staff at the Community Reception do not have access to any of the GP Services and cannot help you other than to direct you to the emergency cover arranged for the afternoon.

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).

If you are unsure as to whether you need a "fit note" our General Enquries team can help you.

 

 
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