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Patient Online Access

Online access to appointment booking, prescription ordering, results and detailed medical record summary are available for all patients. To register contact the surgery and present photographic identification & proof of address to get your access activated.

If you are feeling unsure about using a computer to access online services - AGE UK are offering Accessing the NHS Online workshops or one to one help at the Gateway Centre, Gillingate, Kendal. For more information call 01539 792019 or email gateway@ageuksouthlakeland.org.uk Workshops: 10am - 4pm Thursdays   10am - 1pm Fridays

New Patients

We are currently registering new patients - please call into Reception or click on the link above (in the grey box) 

Staff Training

We are closed for Staff Training on the afternoon of Thursday 24th November from 1pm to 8am the following day - prescriptions can be collected from Lloyds Pharmacy (next door)

Job Vacancy

We are looking for a chronic disease nurse to join our team - please click on the Job Vacancy link for more information or go to NHS Jobs website to apply

 

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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