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We carry out a monthly Friends & Family Patient Survey. In Aug 2019, 91% of patients surveyed said they would recommend us to their friends and family. Patient comments from monthly FFT Surveys: Great Service; Kind and friendly staff; The kindness of the GP; Very Good GP, relatively easy to get appointment, good preventative care; Dr C is an excellent doctor; I have already referred a friend to your practice just last week; The attitude & general manner of the doctor was excellent. Friendly yet extremely professional; Always good service; Friendly and informative staff; Good care and attention given; Good online service; Because u care & support ur patients; Friendly and human service; Helpful Efficiency, kindness; Staff are professional, helpful and informative; Fairly hassle free and always finds early appointments for children; Above all listened to me and heard me, Great doctor, knowledgeable, empathetic and caring. Thank you; Excellent patient care; Friendly receptionist, great doctor; My doctor is very helpful and I am happy with what I get from her and the rest of the team. Great compassionate doctor. Thorough and caring treatment. Good friendly service, helpful. Easy to get appointments. Wonderful staff (For updated comments see FFT Monthly Reports)

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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