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The surgery will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2020.

The surgery has made changes to the appointment system we will be doing telephone triage and online consultations via econsult, if an appointment is needed the doctor/nurse will book you an appointment. Thank you for your support during these stressful times.

Due to the Recent outbreak of Coronavirus: if you have got a new cough or high temperature/fever or Flu like symptoms. NHS advice is not to come down to the surgery but use NHS 111 Covid webpage https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or ASK NHS app' to assess your symptoms.

If you would like to submit a complaint or suggestions for improvements to our services please do so by submitting it in writing to Dawn Lait the Modality Lewisham Division's Multi Site 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 (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 fit 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)



 
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