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August news

Due to staff holidays, we have decided to operate a same day appointment system, this does not mean your issues need to be urgent, everyone is welcome to be seen on the same day. All you  need to do is ring between 08:30-11am and the receptionist will give you a slot time to come down. We hope this will stop any delays forming at this very busy season. As well as our usual 10,500 patients, we also tend to moreholiday makers at this time of year, so please bare with us.  If you have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to contact myself, Debbie Kershaw Reception Manager on the usual surgery number.

We are pleased to announce that Dr Wade Rebelo has joined us a full time partner, he has been very popular amongst patients and we are thrilled to have him. So welcome aboard Dr Rebelo.

On behalf of everyone at Plas Meddyg may I wish you all a very safe and happy summer.

 

Staff training

The Surgery will be closed Wednesday 23rd August between 13:00-17:00 for staff training, if you need to make an urgent call to the surgery between these times, please ring 01824 704676

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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