This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.
 

Noticeboard

Web Access Drop-in Sessions

Come and see us with two forms of ID* and we can sign you up immediately for online access to order your repeat medications and book telephone consultations via the web.

Tuesday 19th February: 10am until 12.30pm and 2.30pm until 3.30pm

Wednesday 20th February: 10am until 12.30pm and 2.30pm until 3.30pm

Monday 25th February: 3.30pm until 4.30pm

* We need one item of photo ID and one with your address dated in the last 3 months

Sickness Certificates

Our Process

If you are sick for more than seven days and need a sickness certificate (often called a sick note) then please fill in one of our forms which you can get from reception. Alternatively please put your request in writing.  Usually a telephone consultation is unnecessary for a sick note. However please read the rest of the information on this page first to check you do need a sick note.

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a sick note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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)



 
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website