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Notice: You will be aware that the practice website looks a little different.  This is because we have merged the websites of Newmarket Road Surgery and St Stephen’s Gate Medical Practice together to represent the one partnership we now are, operating over the two sites.  The new  website should allow you to find all the information you need easily and clearly.  All the online services such as booking appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions operate in exactly the same way as before.  If you notice anything is missing or not working correctly, especially those patients who were used to the old Newmarket Road Surgery website, do contact Rosemary Moore the practice manager who will investigate.

Fit for Work Certificates

Fit for Work Certificates

Medical certificates for time off work.

You can self- certify with your employer for the first 7 days of any illness. After this time you will need to speak to a GP to discuss your illness and arrange a medical certificate. You may be able to do this by telephone and not need an appointment for a certificate to be arranged.

If you have been admitted to hospital for an operation or other illness and will need further time off work to recover, the hospital team should issue you with a medical certificate when you are discharged to cover the expected period of time.

Further medical certificates can be requested from the GP surgery and you may be able to arrange this by a telephone consultation. It is the patient’s responsibility to request these at the appropriate time and the certificate will usually be available for collection within 48 hours.

Certificates should not be back dated and so it is the responsibility of patients who are on extended periods off sick to request their next certificate in good time to ensure no break in certification which may cause you difficulties either with your employer or benefits.

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