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Appointment attendance

During June 2671 appointments were made with a GP/Nurse/HCA

97% of patients attended the appointment they had booked!

Please cancel any appointments that you are unable to attend so that other patients can benefit from them 

You can cancel & book appointments online if you are registered for SystmOnline. Please ask at reception for more details.

GLUTEN FREE FOODS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON PRESCRIPTION

Coeliac UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease, provides excellent support and advice on following a gluten-free diet. They offer a wide range of materials and support to help you effectively and affordably manage a gluten-free diet, including a Food and Drink Directory which lists thousands of gluten-free products available in shops. Coeliac UK can be contacted on 0333 332 2033 or via www.coeliac.org.uk.  

New Service For Patients

You may be aware that all practices are now required to provide their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides for them. Each patient now has a named GP but this does not prevent you from seeing a GP of your choice.

 

 

CRICH PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP NEEDS YOU!

Please note Crich PPG are looking for new members to join the group - please see detail on how to join in the Patient Group tab below.

 

 

Sickness Certificate

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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