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Online appointments and prescriptions

We are now able to offer online appointment booking and an improved prescription request service. Please visit the surgery to register for these online services. 

Moved address or changed your phone numbers recently?

Please inform us of any change in your contact details immediately. This helps us provide better service and care. You can use the form on the home page of this website or inform us in person.

More than one problem to discuss?

Please be reminded that the doctor may not be able to effectively deal with several problems in one consultation. You might be asked to book another appointment. Please speak to one of our reception staff if you need a double appointment or there are any queries. 

 

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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