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The practice will be CLOSED on the following dates:


Monday 25/12/17 & Tuesday 26/12/17    Monday 1//1/18 & Tuesday 2/1/18


Please ensure that you order your medication early if you are due to order it on any of the above dates to ensure you do not run out.


Christmas week closure: prescriptions ordered via the repeat prescription answer phone or online service between 5pm on Friday the 22nd December until Wednesday 27th December will not be ready for collection until Thursday 28th December.


The same applies to the New Year week closure from 5pm on Friday 29th December 2017until Wednesday the 3rd January 2017 your prescription will not be ready for collection until Thursday the 4th January 2017.

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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