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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. Rosemary.moore@nhs.net.

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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