Noticeboard

FLU VACCINES. We are still waiting on our main supply arriving, we hope it will arrive on or around 1st October and as soon as we have it we will open appointments specifically for flu vaccinations. These clinics will be limited to Saturdays in October, this is to avoid impacting the Nurses already very heavy workload on weekdays. This message will be updated as soon as we are booking appointments...watch this space!! Thanks and Kind regards, Ali, Practice Manager

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 which are available at the surgery or from the post office.

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.