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Brendon Hills Surgery updates

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to all the patients and staff of Brendon Hills Surgery who will be joining Dunster Surgery in merger from 28 September 2015.  It will bring together two neighbouring small practices of like spirit and we're determined to keep as much of the small freindly practice ethos as we can for all the patients in Dunster and Brendon Hills alike.

Details of the changes will be in the Brendon Hills Surgery newsletters

The new Dunster Surgery

Is currently being built!  Roofs are tiled, windows are in and the render is going on.  As you will see when you drive past, there are two floors in all with much more space, far better access for all and up-to-the-minute facilities to make sure everything is safe and healthy for patients and staff alike.

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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