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We are in the process of changing computer systems.  We would appreciate your patience over the next few months as we make the transition.

'Self-Care' please click on to the link for further information

Dr Kidd runs a specialised contraception clinic, please make an appointment if you wish to discuss options. 

The treatment room operates an appointment system - you need to contact them directly in person or by phoning them on 028 94413977.

Routine appointments are 10minutes per patient. If you require a longer consultation, please book a double appointment.

Please switch off mobile phones during your appointment.

If you wish to speak to a GP by telephone, please ring the surgery before 11am and the GP will ring you back between 12pm and 2pm. Please keep your telephone line free.

Please inform us immediately if you change your address, contact number or email address.  You can do this by completing the on-line form (see change of address) or contacting the practice directly.  It is your responsibility to contact relevant hospitals, health care organisations or professionals, if you or a family member are waiting for a hospital appointment.  Failure to do so could result in you or your family member missing an appointment due to an incorrect address.

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

Sickness CertificatesIf 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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