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Christmas 2017 closure and New Year 2018 closure times.

We will be closed from 11.30am on Saturday 23rd December 2017 until 8am Wednesday 27th December 2017. We will also be closed from 11.30am on Saturday 30th December 2017 until 8am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. If you require medical help during that time please ring 111 for non life threatening emergencies or 999 for life threatening emergencies. ( For prescription arrangements please go to the Prescription tab - Christmas and New Year 2017)

Prescription ordering over the festive period.

Click on Prescriptions tab above and Christmas and New Year tab for full information.

Travelling Abroad? - our service has changed, please download our Advice for Travellers leaflet.

Patient Newsletter No. 9 July 2017

NHS Health Checks - guidelines for these checks have recently changed, we will be reviewing our processes, in the meantime we will not be booking any Health Checks - further information to follow.

Gluten Free Food Prescriptions

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 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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