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Following  a National Government initiative from 1st September 2018 extra appointments will be offered across the whole of East Staffordshire, including evening and weekend appointments. Additionally a new on line digital service will be available on Sunday mornings where appointments will be offered with a GP via the Q Doctor App. Posters will be available in the surgery shortly; please click on this link for further details https://www.qdoctor.io/

All practices across East Staffordshire are participating in this extended access. For further information please contact the surgery reception.

Further information on how our Clinical Commissioning Group are working towards extending access for patients can be found via the link below:

https://eaststaffsccg.nhs.uk/your-health/extended-primary-care-services


NORTHGATE SURGERY TRAINING DATES 2019 - we will close at 2pm for staff training on:   

 

Thursday 17th January    

Thursday 7th February

Wednesday 13th March

Tuesday 9th April

Tuesday 14th May

Wednesday 12th June

Thursday 18th July

Tuesday 24th September

Wednesday 16th October

Thursday 7th November

 

  For medical advice please dial NHS 111. For medical emergencies please call 999

                            

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 sickSickness Certificates

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)

Click here for the current guide on Fit Notes Fit note guidance

 
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