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APPOINTMENT SUSPENSION- Due to risk of Coronavirus infection. Following local and national guidance we are no longer able to book routine appointments. If you have a routine appointment booked with a GP, this will now be a TELEPHONE CONSULTATION. Please DO NOT come to the Practice unless you are asked to do so by a Doctor. Routine and emergency telephone appointments are available everyday but not pre bookable

Our doors are closed for the foreseeable future. Please only attend the surgery if asked by a GP/Nurse. Samples & correspondence can be posted through the letter box. Our phone lines are still open and we have a TEMPORARY line ONLY for patient access which is 0161 628 5604 to ease pressure. Thank you - We are here to help and support you.


Links to Novel Coronavirus resources below.

We just wanted to share a few useful links with you about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). These links share information relevant for 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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