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Fit notes and proof of sickness (new Guidance from GOV.UK)
Employees must give their employer a doctor’s ‘fit note’ (sometimes called a ‘sick note’) if they’ve been ill for more than 28 days in a row and have taken sick leave. This includes non-working days, such as weekends and bank holidays.
If they started their sick leave before 10 December 2021, they must give proof if they’ve been off work for more than 7 days, including non-working days.
If employees are self-isolating and cannot work because of coronavirus (COVID-19) they can get an ‘isolation note’ online from NHS 111. They do not have to go to their GP or a hospital.
If they are off work with any other illness, they can get a fit note from a GP or hospital doctor. If their employer agrees, a similar document can be provided by a physiotherapist, podiatrist or occupational therapist instead. This is called an Allied Health Professional (AHP) Health and Work Report.
Fit notes are free if the employee has been ill for more than 28 days when they ask for one. The doctor might charge a fee if they ask for the fit note earlier.
If the employee’s illness started before 10 December 2021, they can get a free fit note after 7 days.
The fit note will say the employee is either ‘not fit for work’ or ‘may be fit for work’.
If it says the employee ‘may be fit for work’, employers should discuss any changes that might help the employee return to work (for example, different hours or tasks). The employee must be treated as ‘not fit for work’ if there’s no agreement on these changes.
Employers can take a copy of the fit note. The employee should keep the original.
If employees are off work for 28 days or less, they do not need to give their employer a fit note or other proof of sickness from a medical professional.
If the period of sickness started before 10 December 2021, employees do not have to provide a fit note if they are off work for 7 days or less.
When they return to work, their employer can ask them to confirm they’ve been off sick. This is called ‘self-certification’. The employer and employee will agree on how the employee should do this. They might need to fill in a form or send details of their sick leave by email.
If your child is in years 7-11 at school and missed their flu nasal spray, please contact the S.A.I.S team (School Age Immunisation Service).
Join over 15 million people in England who have already registered to use the NHS App, giving them easy access to a range of NHS health services, including the NHS COVID Pass.
Understanding General Practice
Following negative and damaging coverage about general practice in the media, our Chief Executive Michael Wright, has produced a video to help patients understand some of the unique challenges that practices face daily.
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. For further information please go to the link: http://www.mansfield.gov.uk/news/article/1199/residents-warned-as-covid-19-cases-rise-in-mansfield
For the latest guidance, support available to residents and businesses please go to the link: www.mansfield.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Entrance to the Surgery is via the front door; this is to aid social distancing whilst moving around the Surgery. Please attend your appointment alone wherever possible. There are now directional arrows around the building to aid one way flow & you will be asked to exit the building via the car park.
Please be aware that only patients with a booked face-to-face appointment will be allowed in to the building. On arrival you will be screened for potential Coronavirus symptoms (you will be asked a series of questions) and you will be asked to wear a face covering as per the Government Guidance. Please also see the latest Government guidance regarding children wearing face masks.
If you wish to order a prescription this can be done via NHS App, systmOnline, email, post into box outside the building or phone.
If you have any other queries please contact the Surgery via phone 01623 435555 or email: email@example.com
Further advice can be found at: https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/gp-appointment-guidance/
This website has been designed to tell you about the practice and the services that we offer. Please read it carefully. We trust that you will find it helpful and informative.
Unfortunately due to the many changes which have occured over the past year the patient leaflet is not currently available as it is under review.
Online services are available to assist you in accessing services at the Surgery remotely and at your convenience.
There is a new NHS App available which allows you to check your symptoms and get instant advice, order repeat prescriptions, view your medical records, book appointments (if available) and more. To register simply download the App for free from the Apple App store or from Google Play Store and follow the instructions. You do not need to visit the Surgery to register for this App. For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp.
If you are struggling to use your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone & need some help "The Get Nottinghamshire Connected NHS service" is available to help & support you getting connected.
The dedicated support line offers free help with digital skills & getting online.
Phone: 0115 883 8873
Email: Get Nottinghamshire Connected
Also there is still the SystmOnline service available which also allows you to book appointments, or repeat prescriptions and view your medical records.
Either of these Apps can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and from the Google Play Store.
You can register for online services at the practice by completing an Online Registration Form which you can download or you can ask at reception.
MJog Messenger is designed as a health messaging app for patients. It is quick and easy to use with appointment reminders and easy cancellation at the touch of a button, instant notifications, smarter healthcare communications and free health information recommended by the GP.