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**We are having a problem with Online Prescription ordering at present and it is temporarily unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience **

We are in the process of setting up text notifications for patients if you are happy to be contacted by text please complete a consent form available at reception.

We are a self-care awareness practice:

If you have a problem and you feel the need to talk or need medical advice the following helplines are available:

The Smaratians: 0845 90 90 90

Lifeline: (24hr) 0808 808 8000

Drink Helpline (24hr) 080091 78282

Drugs Helpline: (24hr) 0800 11 11

Foyle Search & Rescue: 02871 313 800

Out of Hours GP: 02871 865195 (6pm-8am Mon-Fri and all weekend)

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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