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IMPORTANT:WUHAN CORONAVIRUS

Advice from The Department of Health and Social Care is as follows:

We are now recommending that all travellers who develop relevant symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath), however mild, within 14 days of returning from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau should self-isolate at home immediately and call NHS 111. We are already recommending that travellers from Wuhan and Hubei province should self-isolate for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, due to the increased risk from that area.

It is important that we try to control the spread of this virus; if you think you have symptoms and you have recently returned from one of the above countries or you have had contact with somebody who has the Coronavirus, DO NOT VISIT THE PRACTICECALL 111.

The surgery will be closed for training on:

Wednesday 11th March 2020 from:        1.30 - 4.30 

We now have a social prescriber, Melanie Gale coming to the surgery on Thursdays. Click on the link below to find out more about Social Prescribing. If you think this is something you may benefit from please contact the surgery for a referral.

https://youtu.be/O9azfXNcqD8 

Please do not visit the surgery if you or your family have symptoms of diarrhoea & vomiting. For medical advice click on the link below.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/diarrhoea-and-vomiting/


Polite Reminder:

Please do not send emails to the Surgery regarding your healthcare, medications or appointments.

 

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Sickness Certificates

temperature.jpgYou 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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