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PLEASE NOTE COGGESHALL SURGERY IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENT REGISTRATIONS.  WE WILL UPDATE OUR WEBSITE ACCORDINGLY.


SEE OUR NEW ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING SERVICE


 

NB appropriate bookings with doctors include

Illness

Suspected illness

Follow up to previous appointment/lab results

Medication review.

 

Appropriate bookings with nurse

Smears

Childhood/baby immunisations.

Pill check

Dressings, removal of sutures

Ear syringe

Suspected urinary infection

Travel immunisation

Chronic disease management

 

Minor surgery, coil removal or insertion CANNOT be booked online

 

If you need medical help outside surgery hours please ring 01376 561242 and you will be given the out of hours number for NHS 111 which is 111.  For real emergencies use Accident and Emergency.

Please try and use NHS services wisely, thank you.

 

 

STOP SMOKING CAMPAIGN - Provide the community service provider are working with the practice and will be contacting patients in regard to stop smoking.  If you need any help with stopping smoking Castle Pharmacy in Coggeshall also have their own advisors.



 

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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