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BANK HOLIDAY - MONDAY 25TH MAY 2020
The surgery will be closed and will reopen Tuesday 26th May at 8am.


PLEASE BE AWARE THAT AS PER GUIDANCE FROM NHS ENGLAND, ANY ONLINE APPOINTMENTS WILL NOW BE TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS AND NOT FACE TO FACE WITH A CLINICIAN. IF YOU REQUIRE A FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT, PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY.

Coronavirus Update

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend if you or anyone you live with has symptoms of Coronavirus which include but are not limited to a cough, fever, aches or shortness of breath.

You must immediately:

  • Stay indoors and self isolate for 7 days.
  • Check NHS 111 online for how to manage your symptoms.
  • Ring NHS 111 if you find your symptoms are not manageable or change

You can complete the NHS 111 symptom checker here.

You can find more information on how to manage symptoms, isolating and social distancing here.

 


Repeat prescription requests are no longer accepted by phone.  Use the online service, post or request in person.

 

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

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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