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Christmas and New Year  - Surgery Closures

Hanover Medical CentreClosed from 12.00pm Monday 24th December until 8.30am Thursday 27th December 2018

                                              and             12.00pm Monday 31st December until 8.30am Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Devonshire Green Medical Centre Closed from Monday 25th December until 8.30am Thursday 27th December 2018

                                                             and             Tuesday 31st December until 8.30am Wednesday 2nd January 2019

If you need medical advice you can call 111.  Please only call 999 in a medical emergency. 

Flu vaccines available at the surgery.

To check if you are eligible click here, or contact reception.  Please contact the surgery to make your appointment.

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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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