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THE ONLINE APPOINTMENT SYSTEM HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY DISABLED.  WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

From 1pm Wednesday 25th March our Kingston Park site will be closed. All paper prescriptions can be collected from Fawdon site. 

Access to Fawdon site is restricted to patients with pre-booked appointments only, as well as prescription collection.

From Monday 16th March all new appointments booked with a GP will be telephone consultations. During this period we may experience a higher volume of calls, if you are unable to reach the Practice via telephone then please use our eConsult system. 

Fitnotes are not required for the first 7 days of absence from work. If you need an isolation note for your employer these can be obtained from www.111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

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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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