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Staff Changes

We have a couple of new staff joined us recently. See Latest News to find out who they are.

Appointments Not Attended

In the 5 weeks between 15th March and 19th April patients failed to attend 38 GP appointments, 15 Nurse Practitioner appointments and 22 Nurse and Healthcare Worker appointments. If you are unable to attend an appointment please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer it to another patient. 

CQC Report

The Care Quality Commission has rated the practice as "Good", see latest news for more details

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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