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Our Blood Test Clinics are now appointment ONLY. Please contact the surgery for more details or to make an appointment. Or patients can still attend the phlebotomy clinic at Croydon University Hospital which operates a walk in clinic 7am  - 4.45pm Monday - Friday and with late opening till 6.45pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

Flu Clinics - Our flu clinics are now available. For information on dates and times please telephone our reception team.  For more information about who is eligible for the flu vaccination please see the information on the NHS Choices website. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/who-should-have-flu-vaccine.aspx

The children's nasal flu vaccine for 2 and 3 year olds is now in stock. Please make an appointment in one of our nurse flu clinics. 

 

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

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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