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Upcoming Public Holidays and Staff Training days when the Surgery is closed.  

Staff Training :-T.B.C

Public Holidays:-Tuesday 25th December 2018 Wednesday 26th December 2018

OUT OF HOURS

If you have a serious or urgent problem requiring care before the surgery reopens it will be provided by NHS 24. If a visit or attendance at an out of hours centre is required this will be carried out by GPs at Glenrothes Hospital, Lodge Rise, Glenrothes KY7 5TG.
To contact NHS 24, dial 111 or  telephone the usual surgery telephone number. An answering machine message will inform you how to contact NHS 24.

 Please allow plenty of time in advance of these closed dates for prescriptions and be aware that although completed by the Surgery may take longer to dispense from your local Pharmacist.

 

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

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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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