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We have closed our Willen site to our own patients so that it can be used as a HUB for MKHealth Extra, who will see the overspill of patients from all practices in MK. There is no walk-in service available at that site. We have moved our urgent care service back to our Newport Pagnell site. Your appointments will still be on the telephone with a clinician, if they feel you need to be seen you will be asked to come to the Newport Pagnell site to see our urgent care team. You will be asked to wait in your car until the clinician is ready, they will call you on your mobile phone and ask you to come to the door of our Health Education room (the side door before our main entrance). These precautions are to maintain minimum footfall within the Medical Centre and we ask for your understanding during these changes. The main doors at NPMC are still closed to patients entering the building. If you are invited to attend an appointment we would ask that you come alone; the exceptions to this will be the need for a parent or carer. If a parent or carer will also be attending, we shall ask for their name and they will also undergo the screening questions. We have not taken this decision lightly and your support with this decision is much appreciated

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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