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OCTOBER 2017.

Please note the next Practice Training afternoon is Thursday 16TH November.

A warm welcome from the Practice to Dr Kasinathan who has started work with us on Mondays and Tuesdays up until mid December.He will then be working full-time from early January 2018.

 We have been accepted to host Nursing students from Lincoln University and have agreed to host 8 medical students this year from Nottingham University.We will be saying goodbye to Adam this week and hello to Katie Haughian and Clare Metcalfe week commencing 9/10/17. As usual,we are sure that you will make them all feel very welcome.

Thankyou to Maurice who again has produced an in depth and informative Summer newsletter

 

Further developments include;

1.Twice monthly Ultrasound clinics in the former police station.

2.Three days a week physiotherapy also in the former police station.

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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