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Texting Service
We now have an appointment reminder system set up at the Practice.  This will enable your appointments and reminders to be sent to you via text message.  Please update your mobile phone contact details with the Receptionist at your earliest convenience to take advantage of this great new service.
PLEASE NOTE 
For medical advice when the surgery is closed please call NHS 111 or logon to 111.nhs.uk If your call is an emergency please call 999.
Practice Closures - Protected Learning Times for Hough Green Health Park
Wednesday 26th September closed from 1pm
Thursday 25th October closed from 1pm
Wednesday 28th November closed from 1pm
On the above dates the practice will be closed from 1pm and will re-open the following day. If during these times you require urgent medical advice or attention please call 111.  Call to NHS 111 are free from both landlines and mobiles. You can also access NHS 111 online by typing 111.nhs.uk
 
IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTE ABOUT EPS:
We are now live with Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) at the surgery Please speak to your local pharmacy or our reception team for further information on signing up. Thanks
 

 

 

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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