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It's Flu time Again!

Wednesday 10th October 2pm-5pm         - Over 75yrs only

Wednesday 17th October 2pm-4.30pm    - Pre-School Children

                                      6pm-8pm        - 65yrs - up to 75yrs

Wednesday 24th October  2pm-4pm        - School Children at Risk

                                      4.15-5.15pm    - Pregnant Women

                                       6pm-8pm        - Adults under 65yrs at Risk inc Carers

                                   

For Online appointments and prescriptions ordering please contact reception to register or call us on 94 472575.   

With immediate effect we are no longer able to accept third party prescription requests on the patients' behalf e.g. from Pharmacies.

Due to a change in policy the HSCB advises that patients should take responsibility for the ordering of their own prescriptions.  (Exceptional circumstances will apply)

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)

 
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