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MAY 2018.

We are looking for volunteers from Sleaford to join our PPG. We meet once a quarter at Heckington and would be an opportunity for you to help shape the future of the Practice. If interested please contact Mr Marcus Griffen on the above number who will arrange an informal meeting with two of our current members.

 

Please note the next Practice Training afternoon is on 24/05/2018.

 

We have been accepted to host Nursing students from Lincoln University.

Our next Nursing Student will be Mrs Clare Shrouder who be with us from 26/3/18 for at least 3 months  and will be supervised and looked after by Jemma.She is a "back to Nursing" student so is fully qualified but needs refresher training in order to re-register with the Nursing Council.There has been a slight delay in starting due to mandatory requirements such as lifting and handling.

A warm welcome to her from everybody at Millview.

We have been allocated 9 Medical Students this year from Nottingham Medical School and the first two will be with us from 17/7/18.

 

Further developments include;

1.Twice monthly Ultrasound clinics in the former police station.Any bookings for this service will need to be made after a Clinician appointment initially.

2.Two days a week physiotherapy also in the former police station[Tuesdays and Thursdays].We are planning to increase this to Fridays also in the near future.Any appointments for this service will need to be made after an initial Clinican[Doctor or Nurse Practitioner]  assessment.

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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