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

    SELF CARE FORUM


The Self Care Forum was set up in May 2011 to empower self care and embed it into everyday life.


Self Care Leaflets are available on the website link below;


        'Self Care Forum'


 


        Measles Outbreak


For more information see latest 'News'.........


 


         Whooping Cough   


Vaccinations for Pregnant Women.


If you are over 28 weeks pregnant the Department of Health is recommending that you have a vaccination to protect your baby against whooping cough.  There have been a number of reported outbreaks in our area.  Please contact reception to arrange an appointment.


Whooping Cough


Your Questions Answered


 


          GP CHANGES


      SEE LATEST NEWS....


 


 

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)

The Health and Social Care Information Centre will collect weekly data extracts via the GP clinical system suppliers, commencing on or after Wednesday 27 January 2016.The data is being collected on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions to:

  • undertake research analysis to inform policy relating to employment and sickness absence, including evaluation of the Fit for Work programme.

  • help identify geographic level differences in return to work so that national and local providers can respond to provide appropriate services.

The data collected is anonymised data and, includes the type and duration of the fit note; recommendations for adjustments to enable a return to work; diagnostic codes; geographic area and gender.

 
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