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Telephone Outage - We are currently experiencing a telephone outage which is affecting a number of practices in Calderdale.  We are able to offer limited telephone contact during this time which will mean a longer wait for our patients before the the phone is answered. 

Please note there is no disruption to our surgery, where you have an appointment please attend as normal.  Thank you for your patience.

If you require urgent medical assistance and the surgery is closed, please phone 111.  Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines & mobiles. 

For health information or advice telephone NHS 111 by dialing 111 or log on to NHS.UK/111

 


Please be aware that Spring hall Medical Practice are proposing to merge with Southowram Surgery and Queens Road Surgery. Please click on the link below to see more information and to complete a survey.

http://www.springhallgrouppractice.co.uk/info.aspx?p=19&pr=B84012


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).

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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