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Proposed change to our Practice Computer System.

From August 2018, we will be changing and migrating to a new computer system. 'System One' is widely used in Gloucestershire both in general practice and in community services.

As we prepare for this major change we are unable to sign up patients for electronic access through 'Patient On-line Services'

GDPR Regulations

New Regulations come in to law on 25th May 2018, on how we manage your personal information.

Please see our Patient Privact Notice in the Further infromation link below.  This will help you understand how we manage and store your personal information.

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, or you can collect one from main reception at St Catherines

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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