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Flu Jabs

We are now running Saturday morning flu clinics for Patient in at Risk groups and those who are over 65:

Saturday 20th October (Wadhurst)Saturday 27th October (Ticehurst)Saturday 17th November (Wadhurst)Saturday 24th November (Wadhurst)

Dr Alison Shaw & Dr Claire Tickner

We are pleased to announce that Dr Alison Shaw & Dr Claire Tickner will be joining our team on Tuesday 3rd July as Salaried GPs.

Online Service for Repeat Prescriptions

The service has moved to Patient Access via EMIS WEB for repeat prescribing. See Further Information Tab for more information about this service and other online services.

Patient Notice

Please avoid using the NHS111 out of hours service for repeat prescriptions.

Repeat Prescription Forms

Please leave completed forms in the black box in the surgery lobby. It will take 48 hours to allow us to process repeat prescriptions.

Travel Clinic

Unfortunately we are only able to offer a limited travel vaccine service at the surgery. This is only for those vaccines available through the NHS.  There are local travel clinics available who will be able to advise and help you with all your requirements for your travel abroad.

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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