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The Practice will be installing a new Electronic Patient Record System called SystmOne on the 20th June 2019.The new system will bring substantial benefits for both patients and staff.

Patients currently registered for 'Patient Access' will need to re-register with SystmOne Online. Forms will be available from reception after 1st July. Patient Access will no longer be available from 7th June until SystmOne Online goes live in July and you have re-registered. Therefore, you will not able to book appointments or request prescriptions online at this time, Please book your appointments at the surgery or over the phone. Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in writing or by using your repeat slip.  We thank you for your patience during this time of transition. Please see the attached link for further details: What does this mean for you?

Friends and Family Test

The Friends and Family test (FFT) is an important opportunity for you to provide feedback on the care and treatment you receive and to improve services. Please click the Friend & Family test on the menu to complete this survey.

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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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