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It is not too late to protect yourself from the flu!

Flu Vaccination appointments are still available at the surgery.

Please contact our friendly reception team to make an 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

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).

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 will need to make an appointment to see a GP for an initial sick note. However, Sick notes can be provided if a hospital discharge letter is produced. To renew an ongoing sick note, please attend surgery to complete the necessary request form. Please be aware sick-notes cannot be post-dated. 

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.

 
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