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Active Leeds Falls Prevention Programme


A 20 week structured programme of exercise for people at the risk of falls. Falls prevention


Walking Group


Congratulations to Dr Clare Morris on a successful first walking group on Tuesday 22nd May (photo on our Practice Team Work tab). The next lunchtime walk is on the 26th June 2018 at 1pm at Ashfield. Dr Carmichael along with lots of the team will be leading the walk in Dr Morris' absence so please do come along and support the initiative. 


Clinical pharmacist


We now have a clinical pharmacist working at the practice.  As a specialist in medicine, you can see her if you have medication related problems to discuss rather than seeing a GP.  As at reception.  


Read our latest patient newsletter


June 2017 - patient newsletter

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. If your employer insists on a medical certificate to cover up to the first seven days the practice can provide a private sick note at a charge of £20.

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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