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PLEASE NOTE:

THIS SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY 18TH OCTOBER AT 12:00 NOON AND WILL RE-OPEN THURSDAY 19TH AT 8:00 AM.   FOR URGENT MEDICAL ASSISTANCE DURING THIS PERIOD - PLEASE TELEPHONE 111. THANK YOU.

HOSPITAL TESTS OR INVESTIGATIONS

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF TESTS OR INVESTIGATIONS ARE REQUESTED BY A SPECIALIST OR CONSULTANT, THEN THE RESULTS OF THESE TESTS NEED TO BE OBTAINED FROM THE CONSULTANT OR SPECIALIST INVOLVED.

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EXTENDED ACCESS APPOINTMENTS

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http://www.sunderlandgpalliance.co.uk/sunderland-extended-access-service-information/

WASTED APPOINTMENTS IN JULY DUE TO PATIENTS FAILING TO ATTEND

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WASTED APPOINTMENTS DUE TO FTA

COULD PATIENTS PLEASE ENSURE THAT THEY UPDATE THE SURGERY WITH CONTACT DETAILS. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT IF WE NEED TO CONTACT YOU URGENTLY.

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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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