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Covid Booster Vaccinations - our Federation (Hartlepool & Stockton Health) are contacting patients who are eligible for their fourth COVID booster. 

PRESCRIPTIONS - The Practice has now ceased taking prescriptions over the telephone.  Please use our post box outside our waiting room door to drop off your request.    

On-line Access - For On-line Access please click on either of the links at the bottom of the Home Page which say:  "Order Your Repeat Prescription Securely Online" or "Request an Appointment with a GP" - this will then give you the System Online Page where you are able to key in your username and password we gave you, be very careful when keying is as it is case sensitive.  If you do not have On-Line Access, please enquire at reception.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP - Group meets every fortnight on a Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 at West View Advice & Resource Centre, Miers Avenue, Hartlepool TS24 9JQ - Tel: Dawn (01429) 271275 or email dawn@wvarc30.org.uk for more information.  Upcoming sessions are 10 January 2017 then fortnightly thereafter.

SPECIALIST STOP SMOKING SERVICE SESSIONS - Hartlepool - Sessions are available at various locations/times in Hartlepool Monday-Saturday, please go to Clinics & Services link to view more detailed
 

 

 

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or more. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) for days 3-7 of your sickness period which is available from your employer, HMRC website or the local Job Centre.

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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