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Important notice regarding the change to our booking appointments system. Please click on appointments and update to view. Thank you

 

PHARMACY FIRST

 

GO STRAIGHT TO YOUR PHARMACIST FOR EXPERT ADVICE AND TREATMENT.

Pharmacy First provides the local population with rapid accesss to a pharmacist who can provide self-care advice on a range of minor illnesses.

 

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WEBSITE DISCLOSURE

Alll GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each Practice. The average pay for GPs working in Armley Medical Practice in the last financial year was £86,222 beofre tax and national insurance. this is for 6 full time GPs and 2 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

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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