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THE NEXT FLU CLINIC IS ON SATURDAY 10th OF NOVEMBER BETWEEN 8AM AND 1PM AT THE HEALTH CENTRE, KNARESBOROUGH ROAD, STARBECK

Please come along if :

  • You are, or will be, over 65 on 31st March 2019
  • You are pregnant
  • Have a chronic disease

Children's intranasal flu vaccines are available to book now for 2 & 3 year olds only. The clinics are on Tuesday 23rd October at the Health Centre between 12.30pm and 2pm or Friday 26th October at Eastgate Surgery between 1.50pm and 3.20 pm. Call the practice now for an appointment.

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

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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