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Care Navigation coming soon

There will be no clinics operating on the following Wednesday mornings throughout 2019  as the Doctors attend the Protected Learning event for Redbridge

17th Jan, 21st Feb, 21st AMr, 18th Apr, 16th May, 20th Jun, 15th Aug

19th Sept, 17th Oct, 21st Nov, 19th Dec

Please note the surgery will be closed on the following Bank Holiday dates

1st January 2019, 19th April 2019, 22nd April 2019, 6th May 2019, 27th May 2019, 26th August 2019, 25th December 2019, 26th December 2019

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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