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We wanted to give our patients advanced notice that on the morning of the Wednesday the 22nd Sept we will have a skeleton staff on duty at the surgery as many staff will be attending the funeral service of a much loved colleague. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

For up to date information regarding our flu and covid booster vaccination clinics please click here

Baby immunisation clinic information click here. Baby clinic

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS - click here

National Data Opt-out information click here

If you are pregnant have have recently self referred to the Luton & Dunstable Hospital and have not been contacted by our community midwife, please make the surgery aware so that we can pass your details to her. Thank you

Please see links below that may help you decide if you need to book an appointment

When should I worry about my child's

Choices Health A to Z Conditions and Treatments

Hay-Fever advice leaflet

PSA testing

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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