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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Flu Vaccinations 2017

 We will be holding our annual flu clinic on:

Saturday 14th October 2017 at Much Hadham Health Centre between 8.30am and 11.30am

Patients who are eligible for a FREE flu vaccination include:

All patients aged 65 years and over

Pregnant women

Carers

Diabetic

Children aged 2 or 3 on 31st August 2016 ( 4 -8 yr olds are being offered flu vaccination at school)

Please make an appointment by ringing 01279 842242 and speaking to one of the reception team.

If you are eligible for a free flu jab on the NHS but do not wish to have one please let us know so we can update your medical record.

For the purposes of the flu jab, a carer means a person who is in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or a person who is the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill. If you are unsure whether you qualify for a free flu jab please contact the surgery and ask.


 

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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