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FREE FLU VACCINATIONS

Please contact the surgery to make an appointment for your free flu jab now

Height Weight and Blood Pressure Machine

We now have a new machine in the surgery that will measure your height, weight, BMI, blood pressure and pulse.  Please call in the surgery to use the machine any time we are open, it only takes a couple of minutes to get the results.  The machine will give you a print out of your results.

Named Accountable GP

As of 1st April 2015 all our registered patients have an allocated named GP to oversee their care.  Dr M A Ehsan is your named GP who has the overall responsibility for the care that the surgery provides to you.  You can still see any GP working at the Practice and please continue to book appointments as you do with any of our available GPs or nurse.

7 Day Access

Please see our new page on the right with all the information relating to access to GP services 7 days a week.

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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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