Lechlade Medical Centre

Lechlade Medical Centre

Oak Street, Lechlade, GL7 3RY

Current time is 01:28 - Sorry, we're closed

Telephone: 01367 252264

correspondence.lechlade@nhs.net

Surgery Closure Thursday 27th January

Due to staff training we will be closed from 1pm on Thursday 27th  January. We will reopen as usual on Friday 28th at 8.30am .

If you have a medical emergency during this closure please call 999

If you need to speak to a doctor at any time during this closure, please call the surgery and your call will be diverted to Out of Hours where someone will be available to assist you.

 

Med3 Fit Notes

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 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.

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)