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Have Your Say on Diabetes Structured Education

Morecambe Bay CCG is currently reviewing the structured education programmes/ courses currently being used to support patients at risk of or with diabetes (both type 1 and 2). This review will be used to inform the commissioning of future programmes to ensure that structured education meets the needs of the Morecambe Bay population.  

As part of the review we want to gather the views of local people about their experiences of diabetes specific structured education and how they wish to receive information, support and education about diabetes.

To take part in the survey and have your say on diabetes specific structured education programmes click here https://bit.ly/2VQbkkS

The survey will close on 6/12/19.

 

 

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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