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Dr Tudor will be retiring as a partner of Church Street Surgery on 30 September 2017.  He will be returning in November as a visiting GP but will not be available for any telephone or surgery consultations.  Patients who usually have Dr Tudor as their named GP will be transferred to Dr Alan Pestridge and Dr Aditi Pandit (f).  However if you see another doctor in the practice please let reception know and we can change your named GP to one of your choice.

Dr Gates will be returning to our Bewdley Site at the end of September 2017 after spending the last 12 months at Church Street.  We now delighted to have a new GP partner Dr Mary-Ann Bowen - all patients currently registered with Dr Gates will be transferred to Dr Bowen - however if you see another doctor in the practice please let reception know and we can change your named GP to one of your choice.

Been Off Work?

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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