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Covid-19 Booster

Further to the PM’s recent announcement, we are now able to offer booster doses to eligible patients here at the practice. 

We must however follow government guidelines and vaccinate the most vulnerable first.  Invitations will be sent out to the most the most vulnerable. 

Please be patient and do not contact the surgery unless you have received an invitation to book an appointment.

COVID-19 Booster Vaccine: The COVID-19 booster vaccine dose, which is available three months after the second dose, helps improve the protection you have from your first two doses of the vaccine. It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19. Find out more about the COVID-19 booster vaccine and who can get it.

If you don’t want to wait for us to contact you, visit the National Booking Service website or call the National Booking Service on 119, seven days a week, between 7am and 11pm. You can also look for a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site convenient to you.

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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