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Christmas Bank Holiday Closing: Please note the Practice will be closed on the following days over Christmas and the New Year.   

Tuesday December 25th 2018 - Christmas Day

Wednesday December 26th 2018 - Boxing Day

Tuesday January 1st 2019 - New Years Day

Flu Vaccinations are now being given - book your flu jab today or talk to our staff for more information – if you’re eligible for a free flu vaccination we will be giving you a little reminder to book an appointment.

Patients message from Dr Markus

I wanted to inform you personally that I have made the decision to retire in December. The Practice continues to grow and thrive and I know I shall be leaving it in safe hands. My last working day will be Monday 17th December 2018 at Calow in the morning and Brimington in the afternoon.

 

 

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).

The Fit Note - a guide to patients and employees, please follow the link

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/464395/fit-note-patients-employees-guidance-sept-2015.pdf

 
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