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After fifteen years with the Practice, Dr Jackie Koo, GP Partner will be taking up the chance to emigrate to Australia and seek opportunities for her and her family on 31st March 2019.



Dr Koo joined the Practice in November 2004 and has been a key leader of change, responding to the needs of the patients to improve services and the quality of care.


Whilst we will be losing an excellent clinician, who has helped to lead the team, Dr Cowee and Dr Siriwardena will remain in post as GP Partners, support by Hannah Crisford, Practice Manager.


The Practice has already recruited two new GPs to support Dr Koo’s departure. We will to continue to expand our already well established Clinical team further as the population grows.


We will make further announcements in relation to new members of the team as appropriate.


17th January 2019

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).

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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