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Did you know you can now book appointments online? and request repeat medication online? Please ask at reception who can set you up. 

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Did you know that Dr Vellaturi can now fit and remove contraceptive implants? Please book an appointment with the Nurse for a chat regarding this service. 

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Need proof that you have been to see us? Just ask for an appointment time card at reception to give to your employer / school  

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NHS England are planning to extract coded GP Data as part of the Care.Data program.

Please visit the Latest news link below for further details and how you are able to decline...

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Please take a look at our common childhood illnesses guide in the latest news section of our website...

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School Examination Absences:

We are unable to issue Doctors Notes to cover School Exam Absence.
In Line with guidance from OFQUAL (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulator) we will not be providing notes to cover absence from school examinations due to sickness.
A note from your Doctor is not expected, required or taken into account.

www.ofqual.gov.uk/2771.aspx

Thank you.

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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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