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Morland Dispensary Orderline

If you want to leave a repeat prescription request for collection at Morland Surgery, please note that you now need to telephone the main Morland switchboard number which is 0118 9816661 and select option 2

Notice to all male patients 65 and over

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening (AAA) is being offered to all male patients who reach the age of 65 this year.  If you are eligible, you will receive an invitation in the post.  Please see this poster for more details.

If you are over 65 and have not had a scan or AAA surgery previously you can refer yourself by calling 01784 884859

 Patient Group Newsletter

Now available in Patient Group pages or click here

 Changes in prescribing Gluten Free products

Please read the guideline changes here

Your GP Cares Campaign

For further information please visit the BMA website 

Connect to Support Hampshire

directory of services available to adults in Hampshire

 

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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