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Did you know you can now book to see a GP in Tameside at evenings and weekend? There will be additional appointments available 6.30pm-8.00pm weekdays and 9am - 12pm weekends. Appointments must be booked in advance. Please speak to the receptionist to book an appointment or for more information.

Patient Participation Group

We now run a Patient Participation Group at the Practice.

If you have time to give and would be interested in the involvement of improving our Services, then we would like to hear from you.

Please leave your details with one of our receptionists and we will get back to you in due course.

If you would like further information, please contact the surgery and speak to the manager Stacy Macleod or our PPG lead Samantha Fagan.

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).

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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