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Phone IssuesPlease read the Latest News field for more information on the following items: -

* Phone Update

*  Flu Season

* Bowel Screening

* New GP

* NEW Emergency Dept at LRI

* Smoking Cessation

* Staff Changes

* Sound Doctor

*Guided Health Walks (see 'further information')

* Shingles Vaccinations

* Named GP

* Viewing your health records online

* Friends and Family Test now open (see our 'Have your say' field below and 'further information' to read our Practice News re publication.

* NHS 111

*MMR Catch-up Campaign

*Loop System

*Smoking Cessation

 

*Chicken Pox - Isolation 

*Hearing Aid Batteries

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Changes to requesting Gluten Free Food Prescriptions 
We are implementing a new system for requesting new Gluten Free foods.  If you require any new product which is currently not on your repeat prescription please click here to print and complete the form with the brand and quantity required and return it along with your repeat prescription. Please click here to see the guidelines for suggested quantities.

 

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)



 
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