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Are You Going Away This Summer?

If you think that you will be requiring travel vaccinations, please submit a travel assessment form ideally at least 6 weeks before you travel. Visit our Travel Vaccinations page for more information.


Doctorlink

We have been looking at how we can improve access to Practice services; Doctorlink is our new online service where you can access advice, undertake a symptom assessment, where the outcome will direct you to the right treatment, whether emergency care, your GP, Nurse or self care. If your outcome indicates that an appointment is required, you simply click on the request appointment link.

We are a Park Run Practice!

The Park Run Practice initiative  has celebrated it's first anniversary! Click here to read how it went.
Don't forget to come and join us on the first Saturday of each month at the Marlborough Common Park Run or click Park Run Practice for more information.


Have Your Say.

Please click here to complete our family and friends test after you have had your consultation with the doctor.

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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