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PRACTICE MERGER

We are delighted to announce that Westrop Medical Practice will be merging with Hermitage Surgery on the 30th November 2017.  Please see our Practice Merger page for more information.

APPOINTMENTS 

IT IS POSSIBLE THAT YOUR PROBLEM COULD BE DEALT WITH BY TALKING TO THE DOCTOR OR A TRIAGE NURSE ON THE TELEPHONE SO PLEASE MENTION THIS WHEN YOU SPEAK TO THE RECEPTIONIST.   PLEASE HELP BY DISCUSSING YOUR PROBLEM WITH THEM.

IF YOU ARE CALLING BECAUSE OF BACK OR JOINT PAIN PLEASE LET THE RECEPTIONIST KNOW. THE DUTY DOCTOR WILL CALL YOU BACK TO DISCUSS YOUR SYMPTOMS AND DECIDE IF AN INITIAL ASSESSMENT WITH THE PHYSIOTHERAPIST IS THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION.  THANK YOU.THE DOCTORS

WHY DOES THE RECEPTIONIST NEED TO ASK WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?

Reception information 

 

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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