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It has come to our notice that some patients think there is a shortage of Flu Vaccines. We would just like to confirm that this is NOT the case. We have sufficient supply of the vaccine and our main clinic will go ahead on Saturday the 6th of October. We welcome you to contact us and make your appointment.

The practice would like to welcome our new GP Dr Mhairi Findlay. She will start consulting from the week commencing 10th September.

From 23rd April 2018 the open surgery in the afternoon will run from 2pm to 3pm.

See consulting times under the "opening hours" tab to see when each doctor is consulting

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

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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