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New Repeat Prescription Line

From Monday 22nd October, repeat prescriptions can be ordered via our new Repeat Prescription Request Line on 01563 599300.

We will no longer be taking repeat prescription requests on our main line.

The Repeat Prescription Request Line allows you to leave a message day 24 hours a day.

Please ensure you leave the following information on our answering machine:

Your Name, Address, Date of Birth, Contact Telephone Number, Full description of the items you require.

If you telephone our main line, you will be asked to redial the above number.

This allows the practice to free up the lines for those requiring more urgent assistance.

For more information on how to order your repeat medication, including online, in person and by telephone, click on the Prescription tab above.

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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