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You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 SCAM WARNING RE TEST AND TRACE See Coronavirus page for details

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St Marks Blood Test walk in service suspended

It is now an online bookable service  

See Appointments page Blood tests tab for Booking Process

Contact 111 for medical advice when we are closed

GP appointments are now all telephone call first as per National Guidance

These can be pre booked online if non urgent or book by phone or do an e-consult

Urgent matters please ring to go on Duty Dr list

This is to protect our patients, our staff and our community 

We aim to reduce the footfall through the surgery to reduce the risk of spreading the virus

See Opening times section then click tab for "When we are closed" for out of hours services details

Use NHS 111 online for advice or call  111

Afternoon Training Closures 17th Sept, 22nd Oct and 12th Nov from 12.30 pm

 

 

 

tempSickness 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 here

Special arrangements are in place for sickness or compulsory self isolation due to Coronavirus

Go to https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note

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).

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

 
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