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Sickness Certificates

The first 7 days of sickness do not require a certificate from your GP. If your employer insists on a sickness form, complete a Self-Certification form, which can be found here


We do NOT do sick notes for suspected Coronavirus

Sick Notes do NOT need to be SIGNED. We will text them to you, as we do not want you to come to surgery to pick them up. You can print them or email them to your employer.

We are not allowed to write letters telling your employer that you should be allowed to work from home. That's your HR department's decision, based on what medical conditions you declare to them. If they don't believe you, we can write a letter confirming your medical problems for £30 in advance. We have been overwhelmed with such requests, understandably, and we cannot deal with them all.

Keep Your Details up to Date
Please do update your contact details ("Your Contact Details" box at the bottom of screen) with home & mobile & email. You will receive appointment reminders and occasional requests for information by text.

 

Budgets
Patients are quite rightly getting more and more frustrated at not getting what they want, when they want it! Please be assured that we are your advocates and we act in your best interests. But we do have to prescribe cost-effectively, and refer for medical reasons when we can't manage your problem, not simply for your peace of mind. You will not find a GP practice these days which will oblige your every wish without discussion!

 

Photo ID

You may be asked for a photo for our records. This reduces problems where patients are mistaken for each other when they consult another GP within the practice. PHONE CALLS may be recorded for your protection.

 

 

If you come to see your doctor or other health professional prepared and with realistic expectations, then you will get much more out of the 10 minute consultation. Below are some helpful pointers

  • Be clear on when your symptoms first started
  • Tell the doctor everything, you could be holding back vital information without realising
  • If you have multiple problems, you will need to book more than one appointment. This will give your GP the time to manage and treat each condition safely
  • Arrive on time for your appointment
  • If you feel you would like a chaperone in your appointment, let reception know when you check in
  • For Sick certificates, the first 7 days of sickness are covered with a Self Certification form which can be found here or collected from reception. After this runs out, you can request a certificate from the GP. For continuation sick notes, you can leave a message with reception. You will not necessarily need to be seen again.
 
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