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IMPORTANT - FRIENDS & FAMILY TEST - The care we give you here at Barwell & Hollycroft Medical Centre is important to us. We are part of the NHS national programme for patient feedback, called the 'Friends & Family Test'.

 

Go to the Friends & Family tab to the right of this Home page and click on the Friends and Family to take the survey and leave your comments etc.

 

This information you give us will be confidential and used to improve services in our practice. Thank you

 

Cancelling your Appointment

If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please let us know as soon as possible.  By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.

Barwell & Hollycroft Patient Group

We now have a patient forum which meets quarterly to discuss practice and health issues.  See link on other side of page.

Flu Vaccinations

See latest news for more information

New practice staff

See Practice Staff section for information

PATIENT SURVEY

We value our Patient's comments and opinions and we would be very grateful if you could complete our Patient Survey on-line, this is located at the bottom of the home page on the right "Let us know what you think about our services".  Thank you very much for your co-operation.

SICK 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'

To Request a Fit Note, you must have:

  1. Seen the GP or had a phone call regarding the health problem that is keeping you off work. 
  2. Have Self Cert for 7 days prior to asking for a Fit Note

Please call or complete and return this form if the criteria is met 

Request Form

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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