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DATA PROTECTION 2018

Following announced changes to data protection (GDPR) coming into effect 25th May 2018, we have compiled information for patients to advise on how we use their data. For more information, please see 'GDPR Patient Briefing 2018' in the Further Information section below.

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PLEASE NOTE:

Dr Cassidy is on annual leave until Monday 21st May 2018


If you are struggling to make arrangements to get to an appointment, we have been advised of a local community car service. For more information please call 01908 670309 or email sarah.thurstans@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

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Mental Health Awareness Week 14th - 20th May 2018 

For more information please click here


Booking Of GP Appointments

 Ashfield Medical Centre use a Triage Appointment System.

Calls made between 08:00 and 11:00 will receive a telephone call back from a GP who will book an appointment as necessary. All over 75's and under 2's will automatically be booked an appointment.


The surgery is a designated Yellow Fever Centre. Please click here for more information.


Do you need medical attention fast, but it's not an emergency? Please use the 111 Service. To get more information, please see our 'When we are closed/111 service' section on our 'Opening Times' page.


If you need help/advice with a certain medical problem, please see below for some 'Useful Links'.

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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