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FLU CLINICS 

It's that time of year again FLU Vaccinations there are 2 types of vaccines available this year under 65's and over 65's so please make sure you book into the correct clinic. The vaccines will be delivered at different times and our first delivery will be for patients under 65 years of age will be on 26th September

The following patient's qualify to have a free vaccination 

  • All patients over the age of 64 (65 years plus)
  • All patients who have a chronic condition for example diabetes, Respiratory problems, heart disease and immune suppressed conditions
  • Pregnant women
  • Children aged 2 - 3 years old

Our first clinic will be for all patients who are UNDER 65 Years of age on SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER and we are able to take bookings now.

Our patients who are 65 years and over will not be able to have the vaccine until our first clinic on SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER

Sickness Certificates

Evidence that you are sick

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.

If your illness last longer than seven days, your employer is entitled to ask you to give them a form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statuatory sick pay)

Employers can also ask employees to fill in a form when they return to work to confirm they’ve been off sick for up to 7 days. 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.



 
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