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PLEASE NOTE - Clifton Road Surgery will be closed Friday 19th April and Monday 22nd April for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.  We will re-open at 8am on Tuesday 23rd April.

PLEASE NOTE - if you have received an email from Patient Access with regard to updating your on-line access, this is genuine and Patient Access advise you follow their instructions to update your account.

NOTICE - if you received a text message in December stating you are a smoker and to contact us for help in giving up, please ignore this as it was sent to our 'non-smokers' in error. 

NHS Health Worker Awards - A big congratulations to our Primary Care Practitioner/Nurse Team Manager ..... Helen Merrigan!  Helen received a Lifetime Service Award for all her hard work and dedication to the National Health Service.  I'm sure you will join us in saying this is a well deserved award to an exceptional person, who goes above and beyond!  Well done Helen.

Please see the attached Advertiser Newspaper Article - published 27/12/18

Awards

Fit for Work Certificates

If you need a sick note you may not necessarily need to see the doctor. Please inform our receptionist if you require a sick note and a message will be sent to the doctor with your request.

Please be advised that sick notes take two working days .

Please do not ask for this any sooner as refusal often offends.

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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