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Please note that we will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2019.  We will be open as usual at 8.30am on Tuesday 27 August 2019.

If you require medical assistance during this time please telephone 111.

Please only telephone 999 in a genuine medical emergency.

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Goodbye Dr Burke!! 

At the end of July Dr Helen Burke will sadly be leaving us and taking up a new post in London, Helen will be missed by all the team and we all wish her well for the future. We are delighted to let you know that Dr George Guest will be joining us as a salaried GP from the 1st of August. 

Watch out in both surgeries for our campaign to get patients registered for online services.

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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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