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We are currently accepting new patients. Please bring along your ID and ask for a GMS1 form.  We will be happy to register you.

To protect our other patients and staff please do not visit our surgery if you are suffering from flu like symptoms, diarrhoea or vomiting in the last four days.  The doctors will be happy to do a telephone consultation.  Ask reception for details.

As from the 1st June, 2016 will will no longer operate an open access surgery.  We have listened to your concerns and changed the way you access the doctors in the surgery.  PLEASE DO NOT QUEUE OUTSIDE THE DOOR FOR AN APPOINTMENT.  Please telephone the surgery or book on line for an on the day appointment.  Thank you.

Help the NHS reduce spending by only ordering what you need on your prescription.  Please let the staff know if you no longer require a medication.  This will enable the NHS to reallocate funding. Thank you for your help. 

The Patient Group hold patient education evenings.  Please contact them via e-mail orsee the notice board for more information NMCPATIENT.GROUP@NHS.NET

Sickness Certificates

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. Since April 2010 there has been no need to have a certificate stating you are fit to work.  When you feel able to work you may do so without a doctor's certificate.

For more information see DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)

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