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 You can find our Newsletter for 2019 on the right hand side under Online Services and below this you will see "Latest News" if you then click on this you will be able to access the Newsletter on our website by clicking on "Read our Newsletter".

Anna Health Visitor will be leaving us to work at Cruddas Park due to staff shortage. Her clinic is covered here at Roseworth until 20.2.2019 and then all future baby clinics until further notice will be held at the Gosforth Clinic 9.30-12.30 on a Wednesday. Patients who wish to book future appointments need to book via telephone which can be done on the provided number 0191 2823023.

Gabapentin & Pregabalin are now classed as Controlled drugs/ medicines; they are controlled under the Misuse of the Drugs legislation.
They will be prescribed in quantities of no more than 28 days due to stricter legal controls to prevent them: being misused, being obtained illegally and causing harm.

 

 

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).

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.

The GP will give you a fit not at your appointment, if you need a further fit note you can ask the reception team, they may suggest you come for a review appointment or the GP may call you to ask you more information.

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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