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Important Update: As of 18/09/2020 our phonelines between 12 and 2pm will be emergency calls only. We ask all medication is ordered online where possible. We are unable to take any medication requests before 10am.

Due to the recent local COVID outbreak we are restricting access to the building to help protect staff and patients. Please only come to the surgery if you have been invited to do so and only at the allocated time. All prescription requests must be done online or over the telephone and will be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy. Due to the high volume of calls, all COVID related queries will be directed to the government website.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer COVID antibody testing at present

 

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 for medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you have 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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