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Frequently Asked Questions

Notice: 

Albion Street Group Practice and Park Medical Practice are considering becoming one partnership, but continuing to operate from two separate clinical sites for now.  Patients will still access all their usual care at the practice at which they are currently registered (ie there are no changes to the place where patients access their care). Please see the document "Frequently asked questions"  for more details' This will be discusses again at the next patient Participation Group meetings in each practice.

Dates of future  Albion Street Group meetings are:

Tuesday 30th April 6:30pm

Tuesday 30th July 6:30pm

Thursday 7th November 2pm

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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