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Flu vaccination appointments are now available to book

 

NOTICE TO PATIENTS REGARDING CORONAVIRUS

We are aware many patients are anxious about the change in guidance from July 19th, and whether they should be wearing a face mask or not. We would like to commit to our continued efforts to safeguard our staff and patients and will be asking for the continued use of masks in all environments at the Practice, including the waiting room, reception, clinical spaces and administrative spaces. May we thank you in advance for your co-operation .

OUR TELEPHONES ARE BUSIER THAN USUAL BUT WE WILL ANSWER YOUR CALL AS SOON AS WE ARE ABLE.

WOLVEY, DISPENSARY HAS NOW RE-OPENDED. DELIVERIES FOR HOUSEBOUND PATIENTS ONLY WILL CONTINUE ON THURSDAY AFTERNOONS. SAPCOTE, AND SHARNFORD SURGERIES REMAIN CLOSED. PLEASE CONTACT BURBAGE SURGERY ON 01455 634879 FOR ENQURIES.

 

PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

BURBAGE SURGERY

 

 

 

 

 

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 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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