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IMPORTANT - REFERRAL INFORMATION

Since the Cyberattack in mid May, referrals done possibly from the mid to end of April have not been processed . If you are have been waiting for a referral since this time, please contact the surgery and speak to one of the medical secretaries. The surgery has been working to try and locate and process as many of the referrals as possible.

PATIENT ONLINE ACCESS AND ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING  - Open Mornings

We are holding 'open mornings' for patient online access registrations every morning from 9am to 12 noon between the 19th and 23rd June. If you would like to register for online services to be able to book/cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions or view your medical records, please come in to the surgery during the open mornings and the NHS England and surgery staff will be pleased to help. If you are having any problems with online access, please also feel free to come in and have a chat to see if we can sort it out! The staff will also give you advice about the Electronic Prescribing Service.

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)

Benefit Appeals Information Letter

Letter to Patients June 2013



 
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