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From the 3rd June 2019 the following change will take place at Malvern.

The practice will no longer have walk in clinics.  You will have to ring between 8:30am and 9:30am or 2:00pm and 3:00pm and the doctor will ring you back.   PLEASE BE AWARE, THIS SEVICE IS FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES ONLY.

Please note that the telephone lines will now close from 5:30pm. In the event of a medical emergency between 5:30pm and 6:00pm please call 07564028789. Then North and West urgent care from 6:00pm onwards.

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.

For a new or first time line, please make an appointment with the doctor. For a repeat line, tell the receptionist between 11:00 – 11:30 and 16:00 – 16:30.

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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