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We are delighted to welcome Dr Amy Hilton back to the practice as a GP partner. Dr Hilton will be working with us 3 days per week.


Dr Lucinda Towers will be joining the practice for 4 months from April 2018 on placement from Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital Trust.


Automated appointment booking system


Is now live [Option 1] on the menu system, which provides the option to book / cancel / amend appointments. To order repeat medication you will require a PIN, please contact reception to obtain, photo ID will need to be shown.


Medical advice at your fingertips for parents


Parents and carers can now find NHS advice at their fingertips to help them look after your children’s health  - for further information see link on website


Friends and Family Test


How likely are you to recommend Woodlands Park Health Centre to Friends and Family?


You can let us know by completing the Friends and Family survey option on the right hand side of the website, or by completing a feedback form in Reception

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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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