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Dr Sharon Burton

Dr Burton is currently off sick. We apologise if access to appointments is difficult during this time. We do understand and the GP Partners are providing as much additional cover as possible.

Surgery Closure Dates for 2017

Please note that the surgery will be closed on the following dates to allow for staff training:-

 

Wednesday 5 July 2017 from 1.30pm until 6.30pm

Wednesday 8 November 2017 from 1.30pm until 6.30pm

If you think you need to see a doctor or want advice during these times, you should telephone Derbyshire Health United  on 111.

Meningococcal vaccination - 2017 school leavers

Teenagers born between 01/09/1998 - 31/08/1999 (2017 school leavers) are now eligible for urgent catch-up with Meningococcal vaccination. If you fit in to this age group, please contact the surgery and book an appointment with the practice nurse.

 

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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