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If attending the surgery for an appointment, please allow extra time to get here due to the bridge road closure in the village. Thanks you.

Flu Vaccination 2020 update If you are aged 65 or over, or aged 18-64 and in an At Risk group please call the surgery to arrange an appointment for your flu vaccine as we now have vaccines available. - please see the Flu Vaccination section under Further Information

Advance notice of closures:

The surgery  and dispensary will be closed from 1pm on these days 

13th January 2021

17th February 2021

 


 

 

Sickness Certificates

Med 3 for patients

Practices are being inundated with requests for Med 3 certificates from patients that are self-isolating due to Covid 19. We have been advised that patients that phone NHS 111 will be given a Unique Reference Number (URN) and this will be accepted by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

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

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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