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If you have been off work for up to 7 days, you do not need to see your GP for a Med3 Sickness Certificate, you may use an SC2 form (self-certification form) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are off work for longer than 7 days, your employer may ask for a Doctors Statement. If you have been in hospital during your sickness absence, the practice will have documentation of this and you may not need an appointment with the GP to obtain a fit note.
Please call the practice for advice of this and you will be informed if you need to see the GP or not. If you do not, the receptionist will take your details, pass your request on to the GP and you may be able to collect a sick note from reception once processed.
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)
NHS Cheshire and Merseyside has launched a new campaign to increase awareness of online health services …
From 1 July 2023 the way members of the public make a complaint about primary care services to the commissioner is changing….
High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases the risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes. Around 1 in 4 adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many will not realise it.
With one in ten children not up to date with their vaccinations and at risk of becoming seriously unwell, this World Immunisation Week (24-30th April) the NHS is encouraging people to make sure they are up to date with their routine vaccinations at all life stages.
At 3pm on Sunday 23rd April there will be a test of the Government’s new, national Emergency Alerts system set up to warn people across the UK if there’s a danger to life nearby.