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Please note Castle Healthcare Practice will be closed for mandatory training on Thursday 28th November between 12.30pm-5pm. We will reopen at 5pm-6.30pm. In a non emergency please phone 111, in an emergency please phone 999.

Practice Nurse Vacancy - See 'Staff Vacancies' page for information

Castle Healthcare Practice is now an official partner with Park Run - a free enjoyable event for all abilities (no need to run) every Saturday at 9am at Rushcliffe Country Park. To register please sign up at http://www.parkrun.com/

BLOOD TEST 'SIT AND WAIT' APPOINTMENTS  8am-12.30am Mon-Fri

(Please note: Your blood test MUST have been authorised by the doctor)

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Sickness Certificates

temperatureYou 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).

A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) is available from your doctor and is strong evidence that you are sick. This would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise. It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. 

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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