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We are pleased to announce that we are now hosting an evening and weekend GP Access Hub for Greenwich residents at the Burney Street site. Tuesdays & Thursdays 4pm-8pm and Saturdays 9am-12pm by appointment only bookable through your GP practice. If you need to cancel an appointment please contact your GP practice in working hours or alternatively cancel using the online tool https://www.greenwich-health.com/need-to-cancel

Important Notice - Please see up to date list of Charges 

List of Charges

Have you downloaded the myGP App on your smartphone?

What is myGP?

myGP is an essential healthcare app for patients. It provides fast, easy and convenient access to healthcare from your smartphone

Key features & benefits:

  • Book and cancel appointments on line
  • Order medication
  • Create alerts to help you to remember to take your medication at the right time
  • Easy access to useful NHS services such as organ donation, e-referrals and a pharmacy finder

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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