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There is a nationwide shortage of Hepatitis A vaccine- we are trying to access supplies as best we can. Please bear with us and in the meantime if you are travelling please complete the form on this site in the 'Clinics & Services' tab under 'Travel Health' and we will contact you to discuss your individual needs.


 

Please note that we can only issue an NHS medical certificate (known as a Med 3) to verify sickness after the first 7 days of any illness. Prior to this you need to complete a self certification form (please see link below)

The law does not allow us to issue a certificate in advance of the day it is dated, but please make your request for it at least 48 hours in advance as it will take at least 2 working days to process the request.

Thank you for your help in this.

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

Sickness CertificatesIf 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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