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Frequently Asked Questions

Notice: 

Albion Street Group Practice and Park Medical Practice have now merged and  become one business partnership, with both practices continuing to operate from two sites as now.  Patients of either practice will still be able to access all their usual services at their normal practice, and should continue to attend their registered GP.

This will be discussed again at the next patient participation group meetings in each practice.  If you have any questions why don’t you attend.

Dates of future Patient Group meetings: 

Tuesday 30th July 6:30

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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