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IT'S FLU SEASON AGAIN! If you are eligible, please book  in for a flu vaccination, unless you are due to see the nurse or doctor, who will offer you one at that time.

As from 1 November 2017 Friday afternoon will no longer be an "open"  surgery but will be bookable appointments.  Please note new times for Friday afternoon - 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

Are you off to university?  Were you born on or after 1.9.1996? Have you had a MenACWY vaccination?  Please contact the surgery for further information.

If you have an early morning appointment at the surgery, you will need to ring the doorbell.

The surgery will be using the NHS Electronic Prescription Service as from Wednesday 9 May 2017.  Please let us know your preferred pharmacy.  Nomination forms for this are available from reception.  

 There is a lockable box in the surgery entrance for prescriptions - NO NEED TO QUEUE!

Gentle reminder of times for "open surgeries"

8.30am-10.00am Monday to Friday
and 4.00pm-6.00pm on Friday(change 1.11.17 see above)

Wireless internet now available in the surgery.

 Please note our extended hours are changing as from 1 April 2017.

Dr Pace will not be in the surgery on Thursday 12 October 2017.

The surgery will close on the afternoon of Thursday 12 October 2017 for protected training time, actively supported by West Kent CCG, to improve the care of our patients.

 

 

 

  

 

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).

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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