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FOR YOUR INFORMATION-

Altrincham Medical Practice will no longer be offering treatment for Warts and Verrucas. If you think you might require Cryotherapy, over the counter remedies are available to buy. However, if you need any further information or advice please contact the Practice.

Patient Online Access -

You are now able to view aspects of your medical records online. If you would like to take advantage of this new online feature please call into the Practice to collect your log on details. We will require all patients to sign a consent form in order to register for this new online access.

The Family and Friends Test

Would you recommend our practice to your family and friends? We would like to know. We would be grateful if you could take a moment to complete the short questionnaire.

You can find the link to complete this questionnaire in the 'have your say' tab to the right of the screen.

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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