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Annual Checks - If you have not yet had your annual check for your medical condition, please contact the surgery to book an appointment

Asthma annual checks can be done on this website if you are happy with your asthma and medication.  Why not try? Follow the link on the right

 

There is a new tool available to help you calculate your heart age.
This can be found at: Find Out Your Heart Age

 

Knightwick surgery can offer Health checks to any patient aged between 40-74 years who do not have an existing diagnosis of any Cardio-Vascular Disease related condition (E.G. diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, atherosclerotic CVD).

 


If you would like any advice on how to keep your heart healthy, please contact the surgery.

 

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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