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**CAMBOIS SURGERY UPDATE**

Our Branch Surgery located in Cambois is currently up for sale.  An auction will take place on Wednesday 5th June 2019.

We will continue to provide medical services to the residents of Cambois.  We are uncertain if our location will remain in Cambois or if services will be provided from Bedlington.

We would like to reassure our patients that we will keep them informed during this process and hope for a quick resolution

Please contact the surgery on 01670829889 or 01670823917 if you have any concerns

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 please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-fit-note-a-guide-for-patients-and-employees

 
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