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Flu Season

We will be running walk in clinics on the following:

Longbenton:

19th October 8:30am - 2:00pm


Surgery hours

Please be aware that the surgery will only operate Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:30pm as of the 2nd October.

Prescription Line

Please note we have changed our prescription times. Please call between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

Patient Online Services

Are you aware you can order prescriptions, book appointments and view your summarised medical record online. To register, please visit the Patient Online Services section located right of the page.

GP Appointments

If you need to discuss more than one problem with the GP, please book a double appointment.

 

 

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)

 

Please note that sicknotes, like prescriptions, take two working days to issue and will not be issued on the day under any circumstances. Your GP can back date a sicknote so that you will be covered for the time off that you have had or will need.

 
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