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Please Note, We will be closed on a Tuesday from 12pm on the following dates, for mandatory staff training: 7th September 21, 12th October 21, 9th November 21, 11th Jan 2022, 1st Feb 2022 & 8th March 2022.

If you require help or advice when we are closed, please still ring the surgery number (0115 9861128) and you will be transferred to our Out of hours provider who will help you get the correct treatment or advice. alternatively you can also dial 111 or attend the Urgent Care Centre, located on London Road.

REMEMBER A&E is not for minor ailments but for EMERGENCIES ONLY.

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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