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Happy New Year! 

We are proud to say we are a Parkrun Practice. Parkrun is a free 5k Run which happens all over the world at 9am every Saturday.  It is for all ages and abilities and is a fantastic way to stay healthy and to meet other people locally! Our local run starts at Concord Sports centre. You may see staff from our practice running.  For more information see http://www.parkrun.org.uk/concord/ 

Patient Group meeting

The next PPG meeting has been rescheduled to Tues 15th January 2019 at 6pm. Any new patients wanting to attend should contact Tyronn Tate (Practice manager) for more details.

Dementia Friendly Practice 

We are now pleased to say we have been certified as a Dementia Friendly GP Practice. This is thanks to our Healthcare assistant, Beverly Batty's hard work. Please see the news page for more information.

Monday and Friday early morning and Saturday morning surgeries are now available to book online. These appointments should be used by patients who are unable to make it during normal working hours. 

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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).

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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