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Take our Friends and Family Test

Join our Patient Group

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

Clinical Team

We are delighted to welcome Dr Helen Whiteman to the practice as a GP partner, who will be working with us 3 days per week. Dr Tabitha Grainger will be joining the practice for 4 months from Aug 2018 on placement from Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital Trust.

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

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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